Professional design and layout for the self-publishing community

Designing for print involves building a book's style and message into its layout. It means finding the right font, the right font-size, the right leading and kerning, the right margins and gutters, white space and tracking. It must convey the image you want without the reader even noticing what you're doing. It seems counter-intuitive, but a layout design should be invisible; if the font-style stands out, for example, then it's taking your readers' attention away from the true focus of the book: your writing.

So whether your manuscript contains just text, or includes illustrations, block quotations, tables, etc. – however complicated individual elements might be – the final layout will be aesthetically balanced and beautiful.

Final files are produced in high-resolution PDF, either for print-on demand or private printing. Your printer's specifications and colour profiles can be incorporated if necessary.

Get in touch to let me know what you need!

Image of a Chapter One first page, set for printing