Publishing your book is your
I can shepherd it into reality, whether you’ve got a publisher or you’re looking to do it yourself
I offer book design, from covers to content, including illustrations, charts, graphs and a library of thousands of stock photographs. Whether you’re looking to self publish your own book or already have a publisher, I’ve got the experience to get it together with style, on budget and on time.
I’ve helped publish novels, monographs, coffee table and fine art books, as well as self publishing. I’m experienced in working with printers to provide the files they need in the formats they request so your project stays on time and within the budget.
In addition, I can provide a full range of marketing services, including author’s websites, social media graphics and advice, displays for in-store appearances and any print materials you might need.
List of services for authors & publishers
- Novels, biographies, text books, coffee table and photography books, books of poetry, monographs, magazines, financial reports, catalogs and more.
- Stand alone book cover designs or as part of a full production package.
- Text formatting, including frontispiece, title pages, chapter pages and index and appendices.
- Book layout design in a variety of formats, including hardback/paperback conversions, magazines, small books and large format books.
- Ebook designs – Nook, Kindle, iBook and interactive PDFs, or for Kindle and iBook formats.
- Beautiful images and graphics for covers and inside.
- Need maps? I can create simple black and white graphics as well as stunning full color maps, complete with photos and call out text.
- Drawings, diagrams and charts which can also be repurposed for websites, social media and live appearances.
- Editorial services.
- Complete marketing services including author’s websites, social media, email marketing, book trailers, appearance materials and displays, product displays and more.
- Book files are created with Adobe InDesign and available as native files or print ready PDFs.
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Book Cover Design
It’s the book cover design that often first captures the public’s attention. I design in a variety of styles to match the subject and tone of your book. I do black and white and color, as well as specialty designs including spot color printing, varnishes and dye cuts.
In house stock photography and custom illustration for book covers & inside
My collection of stock photography includes lovely landscapes from Britain and the U.S., botanical photography, intriguing and historic homes and buildings, haunted houses, as well as castles, standing stones and circles.
Working with these images from eliminates stock agency prices so you get royalty free or exclusive rights for amazing art without the markup. I offer illustration, both in house and from a selection of free lancers with whom I’ve worked over the years.
Sometimes budgets demand working with royalty stock agencies and I can guide you to the best sources of those, and work with you to come up with selections that hold together so your book looks like the images were commissioned specifically for the project.
Book & magazine layout design
Typography is an arcane science in and of itself, and I believe in classic typography which makes your book more readable and look more professional. It’s the little details that count, and I have an eye for those details.
In addition, knowing the basics, such as what point size of text or how long a line length is essential to keeping your readers involved in your book. I’m well versed in such things as ornaments and margins which bring white space to your pages and let them breath, makes reading easier and helps the reader avoid eye fatigue.
The look and feel of your book is important to set the tone before reader even turns to the first page. I do this with an eye for not only the book itself, but how the marketing for the book can carry over that same feel to make promotion seamless.
Prevent hidden costs & delays
Hiring a professional to typeset and produce your book saves you from hidden printing charges, brought on by submitting files which are incompatible with the printer’s needs, and requires extra work on their part which they pass on to you.
For fine art or coffee table books I know the secrets of getting images to print correctly over two pages, and what resolution and color space the images have to be prepared in so they print clearly and look the way they’re supposed to.
When your project is finished I prepare the digital files for your printer of choice, based on your specifications. If you wish, I’ll even work directly with your printer to make sure these files are right the first time.
I also offer a variety of electronic versions of your book, from well designed PDF files to more complex digital versions which can be sold for viewing on a variety of devices.
Your author website is the hub of your marketing plan
A book is of little value if nobody reads it, and for that to happen your promotion and marketing needs to be superb. I create author websites, from just the basics to complex blogs.
Incorporating multimedia and the latest best practices in construction and design, I keep an eye towards the future for your site. It’s standard practice to change around the design to match your latest book, and I keep that in mind so a complete redesign need not mean starting over on your author’s website.
Bring audio and video to your promotion with book trailers for your site, YouTube and beyond
One of the latest trends in promotion is video book trailers, for use everywhere from your own site to YouTube and Vimeo, or even television for those with the budget.
I can incorporate audio and video of the author or readers, as well as animate images from your book. If you’re on a budget, I can even teach you to shoot your video using an iPhone, which can work surprisingly well.
When finished, I can deliver your video in a variety of formats and sizes, optimized for wherever it will be seen.
Branding your book or publishing business
I can provide you with a logo, professional graphics that can be used on your website as well as social media, and consult with you to make sure all your marketing efforts remain consistent across all your channels.
Looking to start your own publishing company? I can help with that, including the creation of printed or online catalogs, as well as complex sites covering multiple authors and books.
I also offer social media and email marketing services. However you need to get your book out there, I can come up with innovative and reliable ways of doing it.