From manuscript to beautifully printed books.
The process of getting your book into print may seem daunting – especially for the first time. We’ll take care of everything – it’s much easier than you think.
There are two stages to producing your self published book:
1. Design and typesetting:
People do judge a book by its cover – so the design is really important. Our skilled graphic designers will create a great looking cover that appeals to your readers and gets your book picked up.
When it comes to the text or inside of the book we typically typeset and layout a sample chapter. We’ll provide printed or emailed PDF proofs so you can see exactly how it will look. At this stage we can change the design, typefaces, type size, margins etc. – refining the design until you are completely happy with the look of your book.
The final step is to approve a printed proof of the whole book.
2. Printing & Binding:
Once the proof is approved we proceed to print. There is a huge variety of paper types, weights and finishes. We will provide you with samples and advice on choosing the perfect paper and finishes for your new book.
Books are digitally printed at our Porlock premises. For some types of binding and finishing the printed sheets are sent to a specialist bookbinder at Weston Super Mare – UK Book Binders Ltd. Once complete we can deliver your books anywhere in the UK or, if you prefer, you can collect.
That’s it – your new book in print!
We’ll guide you through the whole process…
Our aim is to make it quick, easy and simple.
GET IN TOUCH
Tell us about your book
and discuss any queries
We’ll provide you with a
detailed quote for approval
We’ll design the cover and
the layout of one chapter
A PDF proof will be
emailed over for feedback
Proofs will be refined until
you’re happy to proceed
Your beautiful book will
be printed and bound
Creation of e-Book
Introduce the world to
your fabulous new book
Get in touch today to start your book project...
A great pleasure to recommend First Design. People like my small book immediately, it is so well presented – type large and clear, quality paper, PUR binding, lovely to handle; printers at the top of their game. Super job, thank you so much.
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