Indexers usually charge between USD $2.50-$6.00 per ‘indexable page’ (which is any page with text on it that needs to be indexed). If a 250 page book, for example, has 210 indexable pages, then the cost will probably be $500-$800.

Our book indexing rates are structured by the indexable page. Although every book is different, there are some general guidelines for different types:

  • Popular science or business books might have between 3-7 entries per page and cost $2.50-$3.75 per indexable page
  • Academic books might have 5-10 entries per page and cost $3.00-$6.00 per indexable page
  • Textbooks might have 7-10 entries per page and cost $3.50-$5.00 per indexable page
  • Technical books might have 7-12 entries and cost $4-$6.00 per indexable page

To calculate the index cost for your book click here
To check other factors that may affect book indexing rates click here.