Publishing your book: How it works

Learn about our personal publishing service

We’re a small, dedicated team

There are no phone queues, call centres or automated processes. You will deal directly with us.

Every book is different. And so is every author. Unlike some of our competitors, we offer a personal service. You’ll deal with real experts who care about your book.

That’s why we don’t have set self-publishing prices or packages. Instead, we work with each author and tailor our services to suit each book.

We will talk to you.  We will listen to your objectives, and we will give you feedback and advice.

Contact us now to discuss your book.

We help authors and organisations to publish great books

Here’s what you get when you publish your book with UK Book Publishing:

  • A personal service. You deal directly with our editors and designers, we’ll guide you through the process and make it easy.
  • Professional publishing, editing and marketing services. We help you make your book the best it can be and help you reach your audience.
  • Distribution through retailers and online marketplaces such as Amazon and Waterstones.
  • Full ownership. We don’t own your copyright – you do!
  • All royalties are yours. That’s right, we don’t take a commission on your royalties.
  • Experience, advice and dedication. We love creating books.

Whether a softback novel, a coffee table-style photobook, a hardback children’s book, an ebook or anything else, our team can help transform your book into a professional finished product.

Unlike some competitors, we offer a full, personalised publishing service – from copyediting and proofreading, through cover design, and typesetting layout, to printing, ebooks, audiobooks, and marketing.

We’ll help you every step of the way – you just pick and choose the services you need.

The services we offer:

Proofreading and editing

We’ll go through your manuscript and correct any spelling mistakes, punctuation errors, tidy up the dialogue formatting – and generally get it presentable and ready for printing. This is the minimum we recommend; however, a more thorough copyedit is often worthwhile.

Learn more about our book proofreading.

Cover design

Your book cover is a highly important factor in getting people to notice your book, pick it up and buy it. For instance, book shops usually don’t stock typical ‘self published’ covers as they look too amateurish.

We will create a professional book cover, relevant to your target audience.

Learn more about our book cover design

Typesetting (page design)

The goal with typesetting is that readers don’t really notice it – they just enjoy reading the content. With most self-published books, however, you do notice the typesetting as it’s often done poorly. We make sure that the experience of reading your book is a comfortable and enjoyable one.

Learn more about our book typesetting.

Book printing

Whether you are looking to produce a typical softback, or a luxury hardback book, we can print your book to a professional quality. We recommend 250-500 books to start with, but we can print as many as you need. As with all our services, we aim to make the process easy for you.

Get a book printing quote now.


Avoid high initial printing costs by using print-on-demand. Copies can be printed as each order is placed. Print-on-demand is an easier way to list your book on multiple retailer websites including Amazon and Waterstones.

Interested? Learn more about print-on-demand.


Ebooks have grown to become a huge, global market. And they provide a cost-effective option for publishing your book. We can convert your book to ebook format and distribute to Amazon for reading on Kindle.

Learn more about ebook publishing.


Publish your book as an audiobook on Audible, Apple Books, Spotify and many more. We will source a professional narrator, handle the production, and distribution.

Learn more about our audiobook publishing.


We can promote your book. We can conduct marketing campaigns to promote your book via book clubs. And  advertise on Amazon – the world’s largest book seller – via  sponsored listings targeting  relevant search keywords and competitor books.

Learn more about our book marketing.

We publish these types of book

  • Memoirs
  • Fiction - novels and fantasy
  • Educational and text-books
  • Children's books
  • History
  • Business
  • Poetry

How long does it take?

Book projects typically take around three months from start to finish. However, the actual time varies depending on a number of factors, including the number of words in your manuscript, the number of images (if any), and how many formats you wish to publish (print, ebook, audiobook).


How much does it cost?

The prices vary depending on how simple or complex your requirements are. We don’t have set pricing packages that aim to push you down a fixed path (top tip: check packages from competitors for whether they include proofreading).

Contact us for a quote.


Is there anything you won’t publish?

We publish a wide variety of books, but there are some books we don’t publish:

  • Religious books
  • Pornography
  • Hate speech


Your royalties

All royalties on sales are yours.

We don’t take a percentage.

We receive royalties from the sellers and we distribute these to you four times per year, along with a sales report breakdown.

How to get started

The best place to start is by contacting us. Tell us about your book project and your goals, and we will give you advice on how we can help you to succeed.

We’ve been involved in publishing for years, and we tailor our services for each client.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Are you ready to create a great book with us?

Call  0191 6031660 or email

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