Can I really print just one book at a time?
Our Just One Book (JOB) service means that an individual copy is printed and sent out to a purchaser
in a bookshop (high street or internet). If you want copies to sell to friends and family, it's economical
to think in terms of 25 copies at a time to keep down the carriage charge.
What can I have on the cover?
We will advise on cover design but you are free to have anything you want to supply. We will advise on
purchasing stock photos or illustratons. You should supply your own title, subtitle (if any), author name,
and quotes from any reviews, for the front cover. You should supply a 'blurb' to sell the book, and
possibly an author's biography, for the back cover. We put it all together, add an ISBN, barcode and
spine, ready for printing.
How do I present my work to you?
Send us your wordprocessor file and any notes on the layout of the book. If the intended layout is not
represented in the wordprocessor file then send us a printout we can work to.
Do you accept typed manuscripts?
Yes. We will scan and optically character read your manuscript, quoting a fixed fee for the work.
How much does it cost to produce an e-book?
If you instruct us, we generate an e-book version of your book and send book data out to the e-book
aggregators so that they can resell it. When your e-book is purchased for download (access limited to one
user by digital rights management) you receive payment just as with the printed copy. It's the modern way to publish! As
digital book readers, like Amazon's Kindle, become popular, we will offer your book for sale to owners of these devices.
When is a good time to publish?
The book trade works around various key sales periods. We will advise on timing, how to contact your local bookshops for
launches and signings, and how to publicise your new book. Christmas is always a key sales period and there’s nothing like
giving your own book as a present.
Move into print - frequently asked questions
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