He got up and sat on the edge of the bedstead with his back to the window. “It’s better not to sleep at all,” he decided. There was a cold damp draught from the window, however; without getting up he drew the blanket over him and wrapped himself in it. He was not thinking of anything and did not want to think. But one image rose after another, incoherent scraps of thought without beginning or end passed through his mind. He sank into drowsiness. Perhaps the cold, or the dampness, or the dark, or the wind that howled under the window and tossed the trees roused a sort of persistent craving for the fantastic. He kept dwelling on images of flowers, he fancied a charming flower garden, a bright, warm, almost hot day, a holiday—Trinity day. A fine, sumptuous country cottage in the English taste overgrown with fragrant flowers, with flower beds going round the house; the porch, wreathed in climbers, was surrounded with beds of roses. A light, cool staircase, carpeted with rich rugs, was decorated with rare plants in china pots. He noticed particularly in the windows nosegays of tender, white, heavily fragrant narcissus bending over their bright, green, thick long stalks. He was reluctant to move away from them, but he went up the stairs and came into a large, high drawing-room and again everywhere—at the windows, the doors on to the balcony, and on the balcony itself—were flowers. The floors were strewn with freshly-cut fragrant hay, the windows were open, a fresh, cool, light air came into the room. The birds were chirruping under the window, and in the middle of the room, on a table covered with a white satin shroud, stood a coffin. The coffin was covered with white silk and edged with a thick white frill; wreaths of flowers surrounded it on all sides. Among the flowers lay a girl in a white muslin dress, with her arms crossed and pressed on her bosom, as though carved out of marble. But her loose fair hair was wet; there was a wreath of roses on her head. The stern and already rigid profile of her face looked as though chiselled of marble too, and the smile on her pale lips was full of an immense unchildish misery and sorrowful appeal. Svidrigaïlov knew that girl; there was no holy image, no burning candle beside the coffin; no sound of prayers: the girl had drowned herself. She was only fourteen, but her heart was broken. And she had destroyed herself, crushed by an insult that had appalled and amazed that childish soul, had smirched that angel purity with unmerited disgrace and torn from her a last scream of despair, unheeded and brutally disregarded, on a dark night in the cold and wet while the wind howled

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Why publish with Bookfox?

 

  • We focus on children’s picture books. These are the hardest books to self publish.
  • We make it easy. You don’t have to cobble together services from a dozen different providers.
  • We’re reliable. While some of the industry seems to be a little shady, we’ve been around since 2006. We do what we promise.
  • We’re not a traditional publisher. We don’t reject 99.9% of the books we receive. We believe in providing access for authors.

Our Services:

  • Illustrations
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  • Editing
  • Formatting
  • Uploading to Amazon
  • Choosing Trim Size
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Authors We’ve Helped

This is a small sample of writers Bookfox has helped with publication.

Pricing

$3500 USD

For a standard, 32-page children’s book under 1000 words, our set price is $3500.

This includes all the services listed above:

  • illustrations
  • cover design
  • editing
  • formatting
  • uploading
  • This is the most hassle-free way of publishing a children’s book.

    FAQ

    No, Bookfox is not a traditional publisher. We assist you with self publishing.

    That means we charge you a fee to do all the work for illustrations, ISBNs, cover design, formatting, uploading, etc.

    No, you get to keep 100% of the rights to your children’s book.

    No, you get to keep 100% of the profits. We do not take any royalties from your books.

    For picture books under 1000 words, yes, this price includes copy editing.

    If your book is longer than that, we will add on an additional fee.

    Yes, you can order author copies at a discounted rate from Amazon.

    If you wanted distribution, that would require the add-on of Ingram-Spark, for an additional fee.

    Ingram-Spark makes it possible for bookstores to stock your book (Amazon does not put your book in physical bookstores).

    Steps to Publication

    Contact us

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    Editing

    We will copy edit your book to ensure it’s free of errors and looks professional.

    Illustrator

    You begin to work with the illustrator to create your images. You can suggest ideas and also ask for revisions.

    Publish Your Book

    We upload your files and your book is published! Anyone can buy a copy and you can get author copies.

    Contact us using the form below. Tell us about your book, including your word count.

    We will copy edit your book to ensure it’s free of errors and looks professional.

    You begin to work with the illustrator to create your images. You can suggest ideas and also ask for revisions.

    We upload your files and your book is published! Anyone can buy a copy and you can get author copies.

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    — Julie Kennedy, author of “Eddie Ventures Home”

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