Services

Publishing your own book is a process in which you can see your project going from the script to published, printed book or an e-book and all the way to the marketing collateral.

Design

Book Layout Design

Yes, books are judged by their covers, but your work – and often most of the design work – is in the interior. Whether you’re publishing a simple text-based book like a novel or have many subsections, images, charts, pullquotes and sidebars to include, we’ll make sure your book layout is typographically attractive, readable, engaging and consistent with the cover design.

Book Cover Design

Did we say your book will be judged by it’s cover? Of course it will be – at least by browsers considering whether to pick it up and buy it or not. We’ll start the process of designing your cover by reading your syn-opsis of the book and examining the manuscript and imagery you may have available. We’ll ask questions, enquire about your audience and genre and we’ll go about designing a cover that is right for the book and will appeal to your audience.

Production

E-Books

Choose whether you would like your book to be published in ebook or print format – or both. Let us create your ebook and we can also set your listings up on Amazon and other retailers. Ebooks can be reflowable (suitable for novels or memoirs) or fixed layout (think cookbooks, children’s books, etc). An ePDF is another option. It is simpler but is not intended for sale.

Print & Distribution

There are a number of different options for printing. Established publishers may choose to go with their own printer. If this is your choice we will design to your printer’s specifications and pass the print-ready files on to you. Or you can choose to work through us with one of our printers, in which case we will deal directly with the printer and manage the project through to delivery. Or a POD (Print On Demand) option can be a par-ticularly good option for self-publishers because it can include the fulfilment of customer orders and do away with the need to order a large batch of books upfront. We’ll help guide you through the process.

Now, let’s sell it…

Author Websites

Want to upgrade to having your own website dedicated to selling your own book(s)? An author website is a great way to develop and engage with your audience. We can create a site for you.

Promotional Material

Promote your book and get ready for your book launch with online graphics, invitations, posters, pull-ups, flyers, bookmarks. Let us know what you need and we will get designing for you.

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Branding

Yes, books are judged by their covers, but your work – and often most of the design work – is in the interior. Whether you’re publishing a simple text-based book like a novel or have many subsections, images, charts, pullquotes and sidebars to include, we’ll make sure your book layout is typographically attractive, readable, engaging and consistent with the cover design.

Editorial Services

Did we say your book will be judged by it’s cover? Of course it will be – at least by browsers considering whether to pick it up and buy it or not. We’ll start the process of designing your cover by reading your synopsis of the book and examining the manuscript and imagery you may have available. We’ll ask questions, enquire about your audience and genre and we’ll go about designing a cover that is right for the book and will appeal to your audience.

I’ve worked with Kieran Nolan on and off for many years, and it has always been a fruitful and enjoyable partnership. Kieran has that rare combination: imaginative and artistic flair along with a very professional approach to his work.

Siobhán Parkinson
Publisher, Little Island Books