What is Typesetting?

Typesetting – or formatting – is the art of taking your hard-written manuscript from its word document, and turning it into a printable file – ready to send off to the printers and return as a beautiful, physical book!

But why use Book Polishers?

If you are looking at self-publishing in print, you want your book to stand up against the titles produced by professional publishing houses. Nothing says amateur like a badly formatted end product, and sending revisions to Print On Demand providers can be costly. Even though some publishing guides will tell you that a document automatically converted from Word to PDF will do, it will not guarantee you the polished, professional-looking paper- or hardback book you can be proud to sell to your readers.

At Book Polishers, we produce your book in Adobe InDesign so that every page is individually laid out to look its best. Special fonts, chapter headings, illustrations, tables or other special visual effects are all included in the price, and we include you at every step of the process to ensure that the final product looks exactly how you want it to.

Whether you are using Lightning Source, KDP, CreateSpace, IngramSpark, Lulu, another POD provider or traditional printing services, we will produce a document according to the specifications set out by the printer, so all you have to worry about is uploading your file.

You can find our typesetting prices here.

Please note!

The prices given are for basic text manuscripts only. If you wish to add illustrations, tables, or other more complex elements, please give us as much detail as you can when you contact us.

We also need texts to be edited and proofread before they are sent to us. We cannot make more than a few minor changes once the manuscript has been formatted – please make sure that your document is as print-ready as you can.

You will be provided with a PDF (unless otherwise requested) as your final publication file, but you will not be given the creation files (InDesign files). If you wish to buy a copy of the original creation files, a separate fee will need to be negotiated. It is also possible to negotiate for future updates to the files at a reduced fee.

Check out our standard prices, request a custom quote, or contact us for anything else we can help with!

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