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If you’re an author looking to self-publish your book, then we’re here to help. We are your personal and experienced publishing team, but we're not your publisher—you own your work and keep all your royalties!

 

We offer: 

 

 

If you are interested in any of our services mentioned, feel free to get in touch

 

 

Copyediting 

£24 per 1000 words

 

This is the process of addressing errors and inconsistencies that affect the overall quality, accuracy and flow of your manuscript. During this process your manuscript is made ready for publication and should take place before typesetting. Copyediting includes the review of spelling (according to regional English), punctuation, grammar, repetitions, omissions, consistency, syntax, semantics and continuity. 

Our copyediting service does not inlcude seeking author/copyright permissions.

Typesetting 

£10 per 1000 words (prices vary for low content/picture books)

 

The interior formatting of your book contributes to the overall experience of your readers. Typesetting includes setting text, colours, images, tables, block quotes, etc. in a clear and aesthetic layout, ready for printing and distribution.

 

Manuscripts must have completed their final stage of editing before requesting this service. Editing after typesetting is likely to alter the layout or page numbering; consequently, there is an additional charge of £50 to re-format a book once it has already been typeset. 

Proofreading

£12 per 1000 words

 

This is the process of ensuring there are no typing or layout errors throughout the text and should take place after typesetting. Proofreading includes the reviewing of your book in it's final layout, checking spelling (according to regional English), punctuation, grammar, repetitions, omissions, spaces and consistent use of bold, italics, fonts and the like. 

 

Proofreading does not include referencing/indexing, seeking permissions, content suggestions or paragraph restructuring. We may provide suggestions for sentences where the current meaning is unclear/ambiguous; however, additional costs may be incurred where editing is evidently required. 

 

Cover Design / Modification

£100 to design / £50 to modify

 

If you require a simple cover design, we are able to create this for you (otherwise we can point you in the right direction). Your book cover includes your front cover, back cover and spine, and must be designed to meet required printing specifications. If you have used another designer, but your book does not meet the required specifications for printing, we are also able to modify your book cover to meet the requirements. 

 

Kindle Direct Publishing Set-Up

£55 for paperback / £35 for e-book / £80 for both

Currently, KDP still remains our favourite print on demand platform that we advise our clients to use for paperback & Kindle publishing (Createspace & KDP have now merged). We offer free advice about how to use this platform; however, if you’re still struggling and would like us to complete the set-up process for you, we are able to do so for the fees stipulated above.

Ingram Spark Set-Up

£90 for hardback / £70 for paperback / £140 for both

 

If you desire a hardcover format for your book, we recommend using Ingram Spark. Ingram Spark are a Lightning Source company providing high quality printing and access to the world's largest book distribution network. If you select the "global distribution" option on KDP, it will actually be Ingram Spark that KDP utilise. For this reason, we recommend that if you have your own ISBN (for your paperback book), to use Ingram Spark directly for your global distribution needs (as book retailers/libraries are more likely to buy from Ingram Spark than they are from KDP), but to use KDP directly for the best access to Amazon's market. The set-up process for Ingram Spark is much more detailed than KDP; therefore, our set up fees are priced accordingly. In addition, Igram Spark also have a set up fee of $49 (which is charged separately and directly through your Ingram Spark account).

 

We are not yet providing set-up support for e-books through Ingram Spark. 

Require most of our publishing services? Then consider our subscription packages. 

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