So you're considering self-publishing your book... World-wide, more than ever before, people just like you are publishing their own books. The increase in activity in this area is driven by the reduced costs offered by new publishing technology and the emergence of affordable personal computer systems and communications. You're off to a flying start by this visit to our website so please take the time to browse the information available here then please tell us about your project by using our enquiry form.
What we do... We help
the tangled thicket which surrounds publishing. Our aim is to have them
emerge at the other side with their cherished book in hand. The self-publisher
pays us to turn raw material
and ideas into the desired product, whether it be a traditional printed book, an
e-book on CD-ROM or a book printed by your local copy shop. Much of the raw material and ideas will necessarily come from
you, but they also can come from us. Your book is important to you and we
recognize this by providing personal service for every project.
What's it going to cost?..
Every book is different and the cost depends on numerous factors. Before
the project starts you will know the cost because we will give you a fixed price for our
involvement. All we need is a clear definition
of the extent of our involvement and this can usually be arrived at during
a question and answer session over the phone.
Can I choose my printer?..
Of course, if necessary with our help. We believe it's very important that
you deal directly with a printer of your choice because you need to make
decisions about quantity, paper quality etc. It is also an important part
of the education process for new self-publishers and it allows you to shop
around for the best print deal. Having said that, if you prefer, we can arrange the printing
Printed book or e-book?.. While most self-publishers
specify a printed book, some have never considered the alternative, an e-book. In
situations where limited distribution of the book is
required (eg for such publications as family histories), all self-publishers should seriously consider the enormous
advantages (speed, flexibility, lower cost, better presentation) of
an e-book which is readable in full colour on everyday computer
systems, and printable by anyone who has access to an
appropriate desktop printer. You almost certainly understand the advantages and
disadvantages of traditional books, so do yourself a favour, and check out the
characteristics of e-books.
Indexing... Many books can benefit from the inclusion of a comprehensive index. If you need one, we can generate a comprehensive index automatically for a small extra charge.
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