Error-free typesetting and translation
There's nothing more satisfying than: tidying a scrappy manuscript; designing pages that work with a story; typesetting the pages of a book; seeing a finished book on a bookshelf; and helping an author to realise their dream! That's why we do it - because we're passionate about books and we love to make books!
Maths, science & technical
documents typesetting with LaTeX system
Typesetting is what makes your book look professional and neat. It covers everything from fonts to margins, chapter headings to line spacing – it is the design of everything that is between the covers. Every single book in a bookstore has been typeset. Don't let your masterpiece be discarded because of shoddy page design!
We accept typescripts in most formats, including MS Word and Publisher. We can provide OCR scanning and keying where required. We primarily use LaTeX software.
Proofs can be provided in PDF format, hard copy and where appropriate full colour. We provide press quality PDFs via Email, CD-Rom, FTP, Printed copies or as preferred by our clients.
Most browsers, both online and in bookshops, spend only a few seconds looking at your book. In those seconds, the cover needs to catch their attention and inspire them to investigate further. Don't give them an excuse not to look closer at your fantastic book!
By having a professional and eye-catching cover design, you create a great first impression on potential readers. Our designers know how to make your book stand out, but also how to emulate your favourite author. All you have to do is give them an idea of what you want, and they will do the work! Once they have a draft of your book cover, you can give them feedback and make sure the design is to your liking.
Everyone is guilty of little typos now and again. They may be few and far between, but it's a huge turn-off for a reader. Nothing screams "unprofessional" like a duplicated or misspelled word, the wrong use of apostrophes or plurals.
With our proofreading service, we tidy up your manuscript and make sure no one can fault you on grammar or spelling. If your book has not been copy-edited, this will cost more than if it hasn't. We do urge writers to have their book copy-edited, because this is nearly always a game-changer that will help sell your book. However, if you are confident enough in your writing and believe it is ready for publication, we are happy to go straight to a proofread.
There is nothing better than holding a print book in your hands, feeling the cover and smelling the pages… Nothing, except holding your own book, and seeing it in a bookstore or on your own bookshelf!
We have a vast selection of options for printing. Whether you want a hardback or paperback, glossy or matt cover, our printers can deliver. All you have to do is pick and choose.
Our printers have an agreement with Gardners, who offer a variety of services concerning distribution and storage. Gardners can offer distribution channels into bookstores (such as Waterstones), and will also deliver to other destinations. If you are planning on selling many books yourself, it is useful to have a certain number delivered to your home.