As well as design services for self-published and mainstream commercial print runs we also provide a custom design service, delivering gift and contract publications and print services for a number of private businesses and independent publishing houses. Hive manage the entire process: content proofing, editing, image sourcing and treatment, page layout, cover design, ISBN registration, print management and delivery.
Contact us now to price any type of publication, whether it be a 400 page hardback academic masterpiece to a bog standard paperback fiction book and everything in between.
For a quick quote, please provide us with the following information:
• Word / Page Count
• Approximate amount of images / and their quality
• Any design requests or special treatments
• Desired Page / Book size
• Desired Quantity
• Desired Binding: Casebound (with or without dust jacket) / Softback (perfect bound or sewn) / Wiro bound / Stapled
• Desired Colour Level (internal pages Full Colour / Mono)
• Desired Cover Finish (Gloss or Matt Laminated / Spot UV / Spot Colour / Embossing etc)
• Internal page type (Matt / Gloss / Silk / Satin / Bond / Munken etc)
• Internal Page Colour (White / Off White / Cream etc)
It always helps to provide a sample of what you are looking for. If you can identify one of our books, or bring one of your own – that closely resembles what you want – we can price the job based on that.
If you are only starting the process of developing your content – TALK TO US FIRST! – We can provide you with a raft of advice which will shorten the process for you and ensure that the copy you provide your designer will be as clean as possible.
To that end we can provide you with a simple house style sheet to stick to, and provide you with instructions to set up a simple workflow to manage the process of collating your publication.
Ideally we’d like the finished copy to come in Word format, all fully proofed and edited. If you need proofing and editing services – we can provide that too however. Its important to ensure that only a complete and finished text is passed to the designer for setting. Any amendments after this point results in additional resetting (and can have a massive knock-on to the rest of the publication) resulting in additional time and therefore cost. Likewise its ideal if you can provide any images in digital format (as long as they are professionally digitised). Should you require scanning or digital treatment of your images however – Hive specialise in this service as well – and have a range of state of the art scanning equipment and expertise.
In addition to print publication, Hive also specialise in creating ebooks and facilitating self-publishing on Amazon. Click here for more information on EPublishing!
So if you are planning on putting pen to paper and creating your own written masterpiece – look no further than Hive studios for all your design and publishing needs.
Contact us now!