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
Daniel Wilson
Daniel Wilson
Ronald Pritchard
Ronald Pritchard
Russell at Pixel Tweaks hit it off right from our first meeting, after that he has done far more than I ever expected to help my book move forward in the right direction,. In this instance I would not know where to start , so thank you Russel.
Anne Hood
Anne Hood
I am thrilled with the excellent service I have received from Pixel Tweaks. Nothing was too much trouble and Russell walked me through all the necessary processes. I would definitely recommend this company for self publishing and graphic design. I will certainly use them again
Judith Bell
Judith Bell
On behalf of Peter Bell: I can recommend Pixel Tweaks unreservedly. Russell steered what I consider a very complicated three-volume book through the whole process with skill and ease and was more than helpful at every stage. I am extremely satisfied with the end product and it is extraordinary to see my book out in the world after so long an incubation. Many thanks Russell.
Martin King
Martin King
Pixel Tweaks provided me a great service. They really listened to my requirements, and held my hand all the way through the process from beginning to end! Very happy with the results!
John Fox
John Fox
I enjoyed working with Russell Holden at Pixel Teaks. He is calm, knowledgable, and efficient,. He steered a small book of my poetry through design to print. I am very pleased with the result and delighted he achieved such an excellent outcome in a very short time. A number of readers have commented on the high quality of design and print. I would certainly work again with Pixel Tweaks. Recommended.
Info Mystic-moon
Info Mystic-moon
Russ has done all my books and provided an awesome service. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to get their book published.
Fiona Pervez
Fiona Pervez
Approachable and helpful
Kirsty Brooksbank
Kirsty Brooksbank
Nothing was too much trouble and Russ shared is knowledge and experience to help me on this journey of publishing. He talked me through all the basic and gave me some great tips. The quality of work was excellent, they have translated beautifully into print and I so pleased with the final product. Thank you for your support and encouragement.
Stan Henderson
Stan Henderson
I have been associated with Pixel Tweaks for almost 4 years. During this time they have designed and formatted five books for me. CEO Russ Holden combines efficiency, experience and professionalism with an astute attention to detail. Anyone seriously thinking about self publishing could not do better than to align themselves with Pixel Tweaks.

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