We first started publishing books in 1873. In the 144 years since, we’ve printed thousands of editions: hardbacks, paperbacks, fiction, non-fiction, illustrated, black and white, pocket-sized, even giant-sized*!

In 2015 we started our very own publishing arm: Orphans Publishing. Please do visit the Orphans Publishing website if you’re looking for a publisher for your work. However, if you’d like to publish your book independently - but with expert help - you’re in the right place.

Below, we’ll outline everything we can do to help you realise your ambitions for your book.


Whether you’d only like a few copies printed on demand or you need a run of 5,000, our printers will ensure your finished copies are of the highest quality. Many of the team have worked here for decades, truly perfecting their craft.


Cover Design

Every cover we design is bespoke - created for your book, with your target readers in mind and based on expert knowledge of the market.



The sign of good typesetting is that you don’t notice it. Our designers ensure your readers will never be distracted by a widow, incorrect formatting or a missing page number.



Our editor - who has worked with Sunday Times bestselling authors - can help you bring out the very best in your book and troubleshoot what isn’t quite perfect.


Marketing and PR

We can put together a marketing plan for you, write a blurb and press release, mastermind social media campaigns, set up digital advertising or even build an author website. If you’d like a full publicity campaign we can also connect you with a brilliant local book PR agency.



Do I retain full copyright for my book?


Will I receive proofs of both the cover and the typeset pages before they go to print?


Absolutely. We will always send you proofs before the book goes to print and give you the opportunity to make any amendments you’d like to.

Can I publish the book under my own publishing company's name?

Of course. We can even design a logo for your publishing company, if you’d like us to.


Can you create an ebook version of my book for me?


Yes - we can convert the final file into an ebook if you’d like a digital version.


Can I choose any format and finish I want?


There are no restrictions on this and we can advise you on the best format and finish for the type of book you’ve written.


Please do get in touch - we’d love to hear about your book!

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