Design & Layout
Your manuscript once finalised moves to the next stage…
A perfect layout
In order to print your manuscript to the highest standard, we may need to make technical changes. Simply forward your Word document to us, and we will provide you with an estimated cost of the work that needs to be done; with no obligation. We have a range of different packages to suit all needs and budgets.
Our designers assess your files aesthetically and typographically (considering fonts, kerning, line-length, leading and tracking) and produce pages that are both readable and visually appealing. We can also format and prepare your files for ePublishing, and manage the distribution to thousands of retailers and libraries worldwide.
default size of US Letter (click here for more information). This page size is not suitable for producing books and we cannot accept files for printing at this size, it must be converted to a standard book size first. We can supply ready-formatted blank Word documents if you wish to do this yourself. We also offer InDesign formatted templates.
One final option is one of our designers can create a cover for you from scratch. Our bespoke covers are designed to enhance the book’s marketing potential and shelf appeal.
We can also create a design for you to assist your books marketing potential and shelf appeal.
See here for a selection of covers designed by our designers in collaboration with authorsTake A Look
You supply images, Word document and rough design concept, and we we will proceed to format and prepare for printing.
Please note that you must have the copyright holder’s written permission for any images for intended use you provide us with. We cannot accept any images that come from unknown sources.
Our designers create an individual concept for you. We will source all necessary photos and images, and design a beautiful cover in collaboration with you.
We find these times allocated for cover design are generally sufficient.
Time sheets are kept, instructions and phone calls noted.
Anything over the allocated times allowed will be charged @ €75 per hour.
Our designers can create anything else you may need on your journey through self-publishing: Including ‘Identity packages’ (logos & stationery), images prepared and optimised for social media, full-colour brochures, newsletters, calendars, leaflets, flyers and more.
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