The Process


What we do

Pixel Tweaks takes the pain out of self-publishing. From advice about layout & size to set up, cover design 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.


How we do it

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 with 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.


The Process

We encourage a face-to-face meeting, if safe to do so, to chat about your project and get a feel for the type of book you want to publish. We discuss the size, font and general design ideas, and then we can give an estimated cost of production & print.
We like to keep the lines of communication open to produce the book you envision during the process.


your book

The self-publishing process isn’t as ‘painful’ or as expensive as one might think, and as long as everything is in place from the start, the whole process can take as little as six weeks to get from word processor to bookshelf.


The end result

The result is a professionally produced book. Ideal for local interest authors, short print run authors or to ‘test the water’ before sending the book to traditional publishers. Once the book is 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. We recently had a great write up about this on Judi Goodwin’s Unleash your Writing Power website.

Our Skills

We are pleased to offer a whole range of graphic design skills, with over 20 years experience in all aspects of book production, web design and artwork production.

Up until just a few short years ago, the only way to get published was to hope a publisher would take you on. But nowadays things have changed. Print on Demand and eBooks have been a real game-changer and have proved to be a turning point for the publishing world that started to work for everyone’s advantage.

When it comes to printing, we can advise according to your requirements. Of course, we will format an output PDF for print and assist in setting up an account with Ingram Spark if you are planning to print on demand. The advantage of this is the option to order any quantity of your book to distribute to local book shops, plus it will go onto online stores such as Amazon.

  • Book design
  • Graphic design
  • Author websites
  • Ebook Conversion
  • Print on demand
From Our Clients

Putting all my worries aside Russell walked me through the process of publishing my first book in 2009. Since then I have self-published four books all produced to a high standard. In 2014 one of which was shortlisted for the Lakeland book of the year. I strongly recommend Pixel Tweaks as the first port of call to all those who wish to publish but who like myself might need a guiding hand.

John Nixon

Author, WWII Airfield History Books

Can't praise Russell's help at Pixel Tweaks too highly. Knowledgable and skilled but most of all patient! For the hours he put in helping me with the new website he charged me a very reasonable fee, and I'm delighted with the outcome.

Ruth Sutton

Author, Hoad Press

Pixel Tweaks have designed the layout and book covers for Handstand Press publications for the past few 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.

Liz Nuttall


Russ is the consummate professional, who always goes the extra mile for his authors. He is there to offer support and 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.

Dave Lodge

Author, Celebrity Biographies