Contact us for a free consultation
We will explain the publishing process in detail and answer any questions you may have.
Our aim is to make Self-Publishing an enjoyable experience
Use this form to estimate the cost of getting your book ready to publish.
When your final manuscript is ready, we provide you with an ISBN and barcode and discuss your design-brief
. This specifies the dimensions of the book and whether it is printed in black and white or colour, paperback or hardback. It also specifies the details of the interior layout and book design as well as the type of paper. You have the final say in this process and our designers will follow your brief as well as offering suggestions
1. Cover design and layout(£225)
This includes the front and back cover with ISBN and barcode. The price is for work of average complexity and with images provided by the author.
2. Interior design and typesetting (£225)
We layout the interior to include preliminaries, index if required and contents. The cost can vary depending on the complexity of the layout and the number of pages
When the design is finished we send you a digital proof (as a file in PDF format). This includes the interior and a choice of cover designs based on your specification. You then use the Late Amendments
facility to notify the designer of any further changes to the text and any developments to the design. Further digital proofs follow until you are satisfied with the book and authorise going to the printed proof stage.
4. Printing and a bound proof
Once you have given approval of the PDF proof, we upload the files to the printer and you will receive a bound proof copy, identical in every respect to the finished book, within approximately ten working days. We use a selection of printers, including Print-on-Demand Worldwide, CPI, Lightning Source and CreateSpace, depending on which is the most appropriate for your book. For longer print runs, we obtain best prices from a wide range of traditional printers.
5. Registering the finished book
When you have signed off the proof copy, we register the ISBN and catalogue details with the databases of book-trade and retail outlets in the UK and USA (if required). Your book then becomes available on the main bookseller websites including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Waterstones.