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Typesetting Services

book-and-paletteYou have a few options when it comes to typesetting your book project, they include;

  1. You can do it yourself (but you will need to use a desktop publishing programme) – see my blog post ‘How to typeset’ your book for more information
  2. You can use an author house, like Lulu, Author House or Create Space – these are all good options if you’re happy to be published by these well known ‘self publishing’ type companies, however the options of layout are limited and you don’t get a one on one service, it’s a click and upload style fulfilment solution.
  3. Or use the The Book Refinery, where we can establish exactly what your book needs, in terms of style and formatting, typeset your book accordingly, design your cover, provide you with an ISBN number (critical if you want to sell on sites like Amazon) and print it for you.

What’s included with your typesetting service

This includes all layout (test pages, and font selection), cover, ISBN number, 3d image to use for marketing, a PDF version for in house use, and a shorter teaser PDF for getting interest in your book. (Some clients like to offer the first chapter for free, with a link to the whole book). Plus how to get your book listed on Amazon. I also register your book on Nielsen book data which is seen by over 3,000 distributors in the UK.

Pricing

We get lots of enquiries asking how much their book will cost, and as each book can be completely different, in terms of page numbers and size, it’s usually very difficult to price due to the bespoke style of service we offer.

However, we have come up with a pricing structure that is based on word count. (Note: All these prices are based on the copy being fully copy edited and proof read, please see this page for more details)

Up to 32,000 words – Standard size, up to and including Royal, 234mm x156mm
This includes everything listed above – £850

Up to 45,000 words – Standard size, up to and including Royal, 234mm x156mm
This includes everything listed above – £925

Up to 60,000 words – Standard size, up to and including Royal, 234mm x156mm
This includes everything listed above – £995

I also offer full typesetting and printing packages – to include 150 printed books – these are available upon request.

If you have a project underway that you would like to discuss, or you have any further questions about everything listed here, get in touch. Either email me at alexa@thebookrefinery.com or call me on 07935 366630 and I will be happy to discuss your project.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Warm regards,
Alexa Whitten, Your book coach’ at The Book Refinery