Dedicated, dependable, deadline-savvy, book design, layout and typesetting services for trade and boutique publishers of all sizes.

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Dedicated, dependable, deadline-savvy, book design, layout and typesetting services for trade and boutique publishers of all sizes.

All publishers great and small.

We work with some of the biggest publishers in the industry and have won their ongoing trust with consistent, quality work, attention to detail, mindfulness to deadlines and, we hope, a sunny disposition.

We're just as comfortable with boutique publishers and authors whose needs and resources may differ to those of larger trade publishers

If you've got a book, we've got a cover. And maybe a little bit more ...

Layout and typesetting, too.

From the reaction we get from other book designers this sometimes feels like our dirty little secret — but we love typesetting and layout. There's something strangely zen about it.

But it's not just a flirtation: we've typeset and laid out hundreds of books, from narrative to illustrated to texts and reference.

We like it. We're good at it.

And we want your typesetting business. We're willing to bet we can give you a better job, at a better rate, than you're currently getting.

Because when we typeset a book, it's us who do the work. We do not outsource to a third party. Which means you benefit from our editorial and design experience: fewer orphans and widows at first pages, better hyphenation, fewer typesetting errors for you to mark up.

A better job at a better rate. From 0.02/word, or from 0.015/word for ongoing contracts. (Oh, and we do eBooks, too.) Get in touch to discuss.