- your family history
- your novel
- poems and ballads
- out-of -print books, journals, photographs, event programmes or any facsimile publications
- books of specialist interest.
Our books are also distributed through the following web sites:
This usually involves submitting at least two files:
However images, illustrations and captions will be submitted
separately (see below).
Files can be submitted by email (size permitting), Drop Box, and by personally delivering or posting material on a pen drive.
For best value, the text of an original book should be submitted as a Microsoft Word file, or in Rich Text format, (DOC, DOCX, RTF, or ODT file) fully formatted, using style based formatting, and proof-read. We will then format the text, after consultation with you.
We offer a wide range of book types: paperbacks, hardback books, books with dust jackets, spiral bound books, pocket books, photo books.
We offer full colour covers and full colour or black and white interiors.
To give you some idea of what your book might cost you, here are the usual prices for a perfect bound paperback, with full-colour cover and black and white interior.
The file submitted need not be in any of these sizes as
final formatting will usually be agreed after submission. However, these prices
refer to text formatted using style-based formatting (SBF).
You can reduce your costs further by following these guidelines.
However, we specialise in assisted self-publishing. So if you need help with proof reading, copy proofing, formatting or editing we can assist you for a reasonable fee, which depends on how much editing is required.
We assess this when we see the files.The work must be proof read
Even professional writers use proof-readers. It is a special skill and not every well-educated person is good at it. It certainly does not involve just using spell and grammar check.
We will proof read the entire text for you, at the price quoted above. However, if we consistently find we have to correct more than one error per page we will ask for an additional proof-reading fee, depending on the frequency of corrections.
If the frequency is much higher than that we may wish to save you money and return the text to you for further work.
Use style-based formatting
This involves creating headings and normal or indented paragraph styles etc. through the word processing programme style box. This creates consistent styles that can be altered easily and uniformly. Authors should avoid using direct formatting, i.e. creating headings by increasing the size of normal text. Also they should avoid inserting additional spaces between paragraphs using the Enter key. Rather, they should create additional space between paragraphs and headings through the style box. New pages should not be inserted into on-going text. Insert only when required, e.g. for a new chapter or to mark a full page illustration.