Self-Publishing? Looking to get your book in print but don’t know how?
When self-publishing your book it can seem that writing it was the easy part. Not only must you now wrestle with formatting the text, and adding pictures you need to get to grips with publishing jargon. You can find yourself encountering everything from PDFs to ISBNs!
Even for the computer ‘savvy’, it can be a minefield.
This is the part where we come into the story.
Pixel Tweaks Publications can take the pain out of self-publishing. From advice about layout & size to setting up and outputting to PDF. Along with getting the book to print, we can even arrange the production of any promotional material to help spread the word.
Pixel Tweaks Publications and de Lacy Press are imprints of Pixel Tweaks, a well established Graphic Design business based in the market town of Ulverston, on the edge of the English Lake District. We offer a one-to-one service and are happy to work with you every step of the way.
We can produce a book from your manuscript and prepare it to give to your printer of choice or recommend a few alternatives including print-on-demand where there are no minimum run requirements. There’s an option to supply bookstores and online retailers (such as Amazon) directly via ‘dropshipping’ straight from the printers too.
We encourage a face-to-face meeting to start the things off. We like to get a feel for the type of book you want to publish and discuss the size, font, design, etc. When we have enough information about the project, we can give an estimated cost of production & print.
During the process, we like to keep the lines of communication open to produce the book you envision. We even encourage you to pop along and sit with us at the computer anytime you want a ‘hands-on’ session.
The result is the realisation of a publishing dream with a professionally produced book. Ideal for local interest authors, short print run authors or to ‘test the water’ before sending the book to a large publishing house. Once out in the wide world, you can soon recoup your initial costs and begin to make money from your literary creation. We can also convert your book for the digital market in a format for Kindle and other e-readers.
Pixel Tweaks has helped me produce three books to date. I totally rely on Russell's technical knowledge and professional expertise to get my books to print. He is extremely patient and supportive throughout the process. I have recommended him to three people, who have used Pixel Tweaks, and been happy with the service. I will continue to recommend Pixel Tweaks to anyone looking for clear advice and support in producing a book. I will shortly be returning to Russell for help with a fourth book.
Russ is the consummate professional, who always goes the extra mile for his authors. He is there to offer support and advice if you are having a crisis of confidence or suffering from writer's block, he offers advice without pressure. Helping rather than leading. He also has a remarkable ability to restore and enhance old photographs.
I would not hesitate to recommend his services to any author who requires the best presentation for any book of any genre that they hope to publish.
Author of: Have Gravel Will Travel, The Long Road & Lucky A Dogs Tale
Pixel Tweaks have designed the layout and cover design for Handstand Press publications for the past four years. Russ Holden is always a pleasure to work with - quickly understanding the brief and producing work of the highest quality. His contribution to the success of Handstand publications has been invaluable.