Book Formatter: Let's Turn Your Manuscript into a Professionally Formatted Book

Welcome to the ultimate resource for your book formatting needs. As an expert book formatter with countless titles under our belt spanning all genres, we are here to hold your hand through the entire process, ensuring that your manuscript transforms into a masterpiece that stands out on any shelf or coffee table.

On this page, we will cover all the important questions and let you know how to access all of the services you will need. We’ll also provide a useful calculator that will give you an idea of what you can expect to pay. If at any point you get stuck, please reach out to our team – we’re here to help.

Already know what you want? No worries – submit a design brief, book a zoom call with out expert book formatters, or simply get in touch and we’ll connect you with the best book formatter for your specific needs.

Book Formatter: Let's Turn Your Manuscript into a Professionally Formatted Book

Welcome to the ultimate resource for your book formatting needs. As an expert book formatter with countless titles under our belt spanning all genres, we are here to hold your hand through the entire process, ensuring that your manuscript transforms into a masterpiece that stands out on any shelf or coffee table.

On this page, we will cover all the important questions and let you know how to access all of the services you will need. We’ll also provide a useful calculator that will give you an idea of what you can expect to pay. If at any point you get stuck, please reach out to our team – we’re here to help.

Already know what you want? No worries – submit a design brief, book a zoom call with out expert book formatters, or simply get in touch and we’ll connect you with the best book formatter for your specific needs.

Book formatting - Cover Design: School Yearbook
Book formatting - Cover Design: Journal
Book formatting - Cover Design: Health
Book formatting - Cover Design: Architectural
Book formatting - Cover Design: Fiction
Book formatting - Cover Design: Business Brochure
Book formatting - Cover Design: School Yearbook
Book formatting - Cover Design: Health
Book formatting - Cover Design: Architectural
Book formatting - Cover Design: Fiction
Book formatting - Cover Design: Business Brochure
Book formatting - Cover Design

PREPARE YOUR DOCUMENTS

To ensure your book formatting order gets off to a great start, it is important to prepare your documents correctly. The better you do this, the less money you will pay for your professionally formatted book. Here at UK Design Co. we’ll hold your hand through the entire process, explaining which file formats we accept, as well as providing free file checks so you can be absolutely sure your manuscript and any images are at a sufficient quality for formatting to a professional standard.

Accepted file types

We accept a wide range of file types. Here are the most common types we accept, including all Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite file formats. If you don’t see your file type, please get in touch with our team.

Image Files

Text Files

Other Files

IMPORTANT: If all you have is a loosely edited manuscript without any images – don’t worry! – we can still produce a professionally formatted book that will stand out on any bookshelf or coffee table. If needed, our copy editors will polish your text content, and our designers will source or create imagery for your cover.

Free File Check

Even if you don’t end up placing an order with us, we’ll still check your files for free. Simply, upload your manuscript or images via the form and our expert book formatters will perform a free file check for you. We’ll let you know if there are any issues such as low-quality images, errors within your manuscript, or anything else. Don’t worry if there are – we have the expertise to fix them for you.

Max file size: 10MB    Max number of files: 5

Files too big? Don’t worry – get in touch with our team and we’ll let you know how best to send larger files for checking.

PLANNING YOUR BOOK

Available Services

Whether you’re producing a paperback novel, a spiral-bound notepad or a prestigious high-end hardback coffee table book, we provide every service you need to take your book from concept to print and beyond. It is important to be aware that each additional service will increase the cost of your order and the time it will take to complete. To help you make the right decisions for your book, we have colour coded the services below to indicate how great a cost/time impact they generally have.

Grey = Minimal Impact, Blue = Medium Impact, Pink = Significant Impact.

TEXT FORMATTING

PROOF READING

COPY EDITING

FOOTNOTES & HEADERS

INDEXING

CONTENTS & NAVIGATION

E-BOOKS

PRINTER SUPPORT

AMAZON SUPPORT

COVER DESIGN

ILLUSTRATION

TYPESETTING

INFOGRAPHICS

TRANSLATION SERVICES

IMAGE SOURCING

IMAGE EDITING

DUST JACKETS

TEMPLATE DESIGN

ISBN REGISTRATION

BISAC CODES

ASSET LICENCING

Above are just some of the services we offer. If you can’t see what you’re looking for, GET IN TOUCH. Our friendly team are ready to help.

What Will My Book Cost?

The only way to calculate exactly how much your book will cost is to REQUEST A QUOTE. That being said, to give you an idea of what the most common book formatting services are likely to cost, we’ve provided the calculator below.


Please be aware that the condition of your manuscript can have a big impact on the time it will take to format your book to a professional standard. Unsure of the condition of your manuscript? CLICK HERE for our free file checking service.

How Long Will my book Take?

The only way to calculate precisely how long your book will take is to get in touch with our team. Below is a guide that is accurate in most cases.


URGENT TURNAROUND SERVICE: If you need your book or brochure in a hurry, speak to our team about ‘Rush Service’. Almost all options are available via our ‘Rush Service’ and we can usually complete your book in half the time. Simply, it’s the fastest way to get your book or brochure professionally formatted.

PLACE YOUR ORDER

Contacting Our Team

Are you ready to place an order? Would you like to discuss something with our team?

Whatever you need, we’re here for you. Get in touch today and we’ll quickly connect you to the right person within our team.

Do you already know what you’re looking for? Great! Submit your design brief today and we’ll provide you with a quote.

Book a Zoom call today with our expert designers – it’s the fastest way to connect with our team. Let’s discuss your book.

Payment Options

We ensure easy payment for all our services, wherever you are. All our online and instore payment terminals are fully secure. For online terminals we use Stripe and PayPal. In-store or over the phone we use Square.

We also accept bank transfers for local (UK) and international customers. Our Revolut business account permits international payments from most locations without fees.

How To Supply Your Documents/Files

Supplying your documents couldn’t be easier. We accept documents via:

Email

Email is often the simplest method to send files to our team. Get in touch to find out where to send your files. Limitations: File Size, Quantity and Security.

Secure-FTP

Depending on the size of your account and the volume of orders being placed, we can setup a secure-FTP folder specifically for you/your organisation.

Encrypted File Transfer

We work with several third-party providers that enable files to be sent to our team with encryption and password protection. Get in touch with our team and we will provide all the relevant information.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Free 30-Minute Design Consultation

To ensure your book or brochure exceeds your expectations, we offer a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your requirements in more detail. Our designers will also provide recommendations that will improve the aesthetical performance of your book without adding a lot of cost. This critical phase is one of the fundamental reasons customers return to UK Design Company. Your book or brochure is entirely individual to you. Let our team guide you through all the important decisions and help make your book or brochure the success it deserves to be.

Drafts, Amendments, Sign-Off

Regardless of which services you require, once an order has been placed, we always follow the same tried-and-test process:

Produce DRAFT

Taking on board everything discussed during the consultation process, along with your design brief (where relevant), we will produce your text (inner pages) and covers. These are referred to as 'drafts' and give you an opportunity to check and make amendments before production.

Amendments

Sometimes, seeing your idea in the flesh doesn't have the impact you thought it would. For this reason, and a myriad of other reasons, we provide amendments. During this phase, our team will work with you to polish the aspects of your book/brochure that require a finishing touch. Amendments can range from tiny changes, through to a significant overhaul of the design/formatting of your book and brochure. The only important part here is ending up with a book or brochure that ticks all your boxes.

Final Draft

Once your amendments have been finalised, we will supply a final draft for sign-off. This phase will give you the opportunity to conduct one more final (and thorough!) check to make sure everything is spot on. Your order will only be sent to print once it has been signed-off.

SUPPLY PRINT-READY DOCUMENTS

The world of print can be very complicated to fully grasp, even for seasoned professionals. We're here to support your entire journey and this includes supplying print-ready artwork to whoever is producing your book. In some instances, this will be a printer that we have recommended. However, we are equally happy to help you supply your files to a printer of your choosing or Amazon KDP, or anyone else! Our book/brochure artwork files are always supplied at 300dpi and in CMYK format. We'll also be sure to include all the various marks the printer will need to produce your book to a professional standard.

What we will Supply

At UK Design Company, we make the formatting process simple. We never hide anything in our service, and we won’t play of the nasty tricks on you that some horrid agencies are famous for, such as trying to retain copyright of your book’s content or claiming royalties on book sales. Below is what you will receive from us; simple!

PDFs

All artwork supplied is in PDF format - this is the best format the printer.

300dpi

All artwork will be supplied in optimal resolution - that means 300 dots/inch (dpi).

CMYK

Printers require files saved in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key (Black). All our artwork is supplied in CMYK.

PRINT-READY

We add colour bars, crop marks, registration marks, etc. Everything the printer needs!

Embedded ASSETS

We will correctly embed fonts, icons, and images. This will prevent issues when printing.

Text and Covers

Most printers require separate files for the text (inner pages) and covers of your book or brochure.

Copyright

As stated in our terms and conditions, we retain no copyright of your materials.

Licenses

Where relevant, we will provide licenses for assets we add to your book.

FILES

We will supply final files on completion of your order, providing payment has been made.

AFTER SUPPORT

Printer Support

The vast majority of our team have previously worked in the printing sector, in jobs ranging from machine operators, through to company directors. As a result, we can provide expert-level support to you far beyond the design/formatting phase. This provides a host of benefits that will elevate your book, reduce issues/errors, and in most cases, save you money.

The best way to find out about our printer support services is to CONTACT OUR FRIENDLY TEAM.

Working with your printer

Let our expert team work directly with your printer. We'll handle artwork queries they may have and help you select the perfect printing specification to achieve the ideal aesthetic for your book while remaining on budget.

recommending a local printer

We work with a wide network of book and brochure printers that cover all the important technologies and options. They are frequently vetted to ensure their quality, environmental performance and general business ethos are in line with both UK Design Company and our customers. By working directly with these printers/book binders, we can handle the entire process for you, improving the quality of your book or brochure, and, more often than not, saving you money.

recommending an overseas printer

There are a host of benefits to working with overseas printers, especially those in Asia. In general, printing and binding is considerably cheaper, however, you need to order in larger volumes and be aware that your books will take 5-8 weeks to arrive (to the UK). It is also far more complicated to order from Asia due to a myriad of factors. UK Design Company have a long-established network of third-party organisations that can facilitate this process.

E-Book Format

The printed version of your book will meet the needs of most readers, but with a growing trend for e-books, and the often-better profit margin associated with selling digital products, it may be worth considering producing an e-book version of you book. UK Design Company are expert e-book formatters. We can convert any manuscript, book or brochure to the most common e-book formats, such .epub, .kdp or, where relevant, an interactive PDF with live links.

There are a wide range of options for e-books, from simple conversions that typically cost around £69.99, through to more complex formats that require custom coding, typically costing around £500. Our team will explain the entire process from start to finish, providing a full and accurate cost breakdown and advising any important considerations that will elevate your e-book. GET IN TOUCH TODAY.

READER PREFERENCE

E-Book Formats

Amazon KDP

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is a self-publishing platform that allows authors to publish and sell their books in digital and print formats directly through Amazon. KDP is popular among indie authors and small publishers for its accessibility and potential to reach a large audience. Here’s a summary of its key features and benefits:

  • Self-Publishing: Authors can publish their books without the need for a traditional publisher, providing greater control over the process.
  • Formats: Authors can publish eBooks for Kindle devices and apps, as well as print-on-demand paperback books.
  • Distribution: Books published through KDP are available on Amazon, giving authors access to a vast customer base.
  • Royalties: Authors can earn royalties from their sales, with rates ranging from 35% to 70% depending on factors like book price and distribution region.
  • Control: Authors retain control over their book’s pricing, cover design, and marketing strategy.
  • Tools: KDP provides various tools and resources for marketing, and sales tracking.
  • Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners’ Lending Library: Authors can enrol their eBooks in these programs for additional exposure and revenue opportunities.

UK Design Company is here to help!

Amazon KDP is a useful platform for reaching a large audience with your book, but its interface isn’t always as user-friendly as it could be. UK Design Company can assist you with the process by preparing your book’s artwork files to ensure they meet Amazon’s requirements without complications. This could involve resizing your book cover to specific pixel dimensions or removing printer’s marks. We will manage the entire process for you. GET IN TOUCH TODAY.

Using Amazon KDP’s print-on-demand service might mean giving up some control over the quality of your book’s production. That’s why we adjust your artwork files to ensure consistent printing, regardless of who handles the print job.

ISBN Registration

An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a unique identifier used for books, allowing publishers, booksellers, libraries, and readers to identify a specific edition or format of a book. It is widely used in the book industry to streamline cataloguing, distribution, and sales.

The official UK registrar for ISBNs is Nielsens. You can purchase ISBNs DIRECTLY, however, this will mean completing the registration process yourself, which can be tricky.

UK Design Company can provide all of your ISBN needs. We are a competitive reseller of ISBNs and are often a lot cheaper than Nielsens. We also, complete the entire process for you ensuring that all of the important parts are handled correctly. Our services include:

REGISTRATION

We'll handle everything directly with the UK Registrar.

BARCODE

Need an ISBN barcode? We'll generate it for you and add it to your cover in the correct position.

BISAC CODES

We'll select Bisac codes that represent your book accurately.

COVER JACKET

We will convert your cover into a digital jacket and register it with your ISBN.

BLURB

We'll convert your rear cover blurb to summary blurb and add it to your ISBN application.

Publisher LOGOS

Anyone that uses our ISBN service is entitled to use our Publisher logos on their book cover.

block pricing

Each format of your book will require its own ISBN. We provide block discounts to help you save money.

updates

Need anything updated on your ISBN registration? Don't worry - we have you covered.

Additional Services

During the course of our operations, we handle lots of different types of book and brochure requests. Some of these, require a high degree of security and confidentiality. In these instances, we will remove all traces of your documents – both originals and completed works – from our systems on completion of your order. For all other types of order, we will securely store your files for up to 3 years. This way, you will be able to connect with our team regarding your book for any aftersales care and support. If for any reason you would prefer us to remove your files from our system, simply get in touch with our team and we will do so straight away for you.

UK Design Company provides a lot more than just book and brochure design and formatting services. Many of our services can support your books objectives, such as websites, analytics, social media and advertising design. Get in touch today with our team or select whichever icon below is relevant to you.

1.

PREPARE YOUR DOCUMENTS

To ensure your book formatting order gets off to a great start, it is important to prepare your documents correctly. The better you do this, the less money you will pay for your professionally formatted book. Here at UK Design Co. we’ll hold your hand through the entire process, explaining which file formats we accept, as well as providing free file checks so you can be absolutely sure your manuscript and any images are at a sufficient quality for formatting to a professional standard.

Accepted file types

We accept a wide range of file types. Here are the most common types we accept, including all Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite file formats. If you don’t see your file type, please get in touch with our team.

Text Files

Image Files

Other Files

IMPORTANT: If all you have is a loosely edited manuscript without any images – don’t worry! – we can still produce a professionally formatted book that will stand out on any bookshelf or coffee table. If needed, our copy editors will polish your text content, and our designers will source or create imagery for your cover.

Free File Check

Even if you don’t end up placing an order with us, we’ll still check your files for free. Simply, upload your manuscript or images via the form and our expert book formatters will perform a free file check for you. We’ll let you know if there are any issues such as low-quality images, errors within your manuscript, or anything else. Don’t worry if there are – we have the expertise to fix them for you.

Max file size: 10MB      Max number of files: 5

Files too big? Don’t worry – get in touch with our team and we’ll let you know how best to send larger files for checking.

2.

PLANNING YOUR BOOK

Available Services

Whether you’re producing a paperback novel, a spiral-bound notepad or a prestigious high-end hardback coffee table book, we provide every service you need to take your book from concept to print and beyond. It is important to be aware that each additional service will increase the cost of your order and the time it will take to complete. To help you make the right decisions for your book, we have colour coded the services below to indicate how great a cost/time impact they generally have.

Grey = Minimal Impact, Blue = Medium Impact, Pink = Significant Impact.

TEXT FORMATTING

PROOF READING

COPY EDITING

FOOTNOTES & HEADERS

INDEXING

CONTENTS & NAVIGATION

E-BOOKS

PRINTER SUPPORT

AMAZON SUPPORT

COVER DESIGN

ILLUSTRATION

TYPESETTING

INFOGRAPHICS

TRANSLATION SERVICES

IMAGE SOURCING

IMAGE EDITING

DUST JACKETS

TEMPLATE DESIGN

ISBN REGISTRATION

BISAC CODES

ASSET LICENCING

Above are just some of the services we offer. If you can’t see what you’re looking for, GET IN TOUCH. Our friendly team are ready to help.

What will my book cost?

The only way to calculate exactly how much your book will cost is to request a quote. That being said, to give you an idea of what the most common book formatting services are likely to cost, we’ve provided the calculator below.


Please be aware that the condition of your manuscript can have a big impact on the time it will take to format your book to a professional standard. Unsure of the condition of your manuscript? CLICK HERE for our free file checking service.

How Long Will my book Take?

The only way to calculate precisely how long your book will take is to get in touch with our team. Below is a guide that is accurate in most cases.


URGENT TURNAROUND SERVICE: If you need your book or brochure in a hurry, speak to our team about ‘Rush Service’. Almost all options are available via our ‘Rush Service’ and we can usually complete your book in half the time. Simply, it’s the fastest way to get your book or brochure professionally formatted.

3.

PLACE YOUR ORDER

Contacting our team

Are you ready to place an order? Would you like to discuss something with our team?

Whatever you need, we’re here for you. Get in touch today and we’ll quickly connect you to the right person within our team.

Do you already know what you’re looking for? Great! Submit your design brief today and we’ll provide you with a quote.

Our team are here to help guide you through all the important choices. Book a Zoom call today – it’s the fastest way to connect with our design team.

Payment Options

We ensure easy payment for all our services, wherever you are. All our online and instore payment terminals are fully secure. For online terminals we use Stripe and PayPal. In-store or over the phone we use Square.

We also accept bank transfers for local (UK) and international customers. Our Revolut business account permits international payments from most locations without fees.

How To Supply Your Documents/Files

Supplying your documents couldn’t be easier. We accept documents via:

Email

Email is often the simplest method to send files to our team. Get in touch to find out where to send your files. Limitations: File Size, Quantity and Security.

Secure-FTP

Depending on the size of your account and the volume of orders being placed, we can setup a secure-FTP folder specifically for you/your organisation.

Encrypted File Transfer

We work with several third-party providers that enable files to be sent to our team with encryption and password protection. Get in touch with our team and we will provide all the relevant information.

4.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Free 30-minute design Consultation

To ensure your book or brochure exceeds your expectations, we offer a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your requirements in more detail. Our designers will also provide recommendations that will improve the aesthetical performance of your book without adding a lot of cost. This critical phase is one of the fundamental reasons customers return to UK Design Company. Your book or brochure is entirely individual to you. Let our team guide you through all the important decisions and help make your book or brochure the success it deserves to be.

Drafts, Amendments, Sign-Off

Regardless of which services you require, once an order has been placed, we always follow the same tried-and-test process:

Produce DRAFT

Taking on board everything discussed during the consultation process, along with your design brief (where relevant), we will produce your text (inner pages) and covers. These are referred to as 'drafts' and give you an opportunity to check and make amendments before production.

Amendments

Sometimes, seeing your idea in the flesh doesn't have the impact you thought it would. For this reason, and a myriad of other reasons, we provide amendments. During this phase, our team will work with you to polish the aspects of your book/brochure that require a finishing touch. Amendments can range from tiny changes, through to a significant overhaul of the design/formatting of your book and brochure. The only important part here is ending up with a book or brochure that ticks all your boxes.

Final Draft

Once your amendments have been finalised, we will supply a final draft for sign-off. This phase will give you the opportunity to conduct one more final (and thorough!) check to make sure everything is spot on. Your order will only be sent to print once it has been signed-off.

SUPPLY PRINT-READY DOCUMENTS

The world of print can be very complicated to fully grasp, even for seasoned professionals. We're here to support your entire journey and this includes supplying print-ready artwork to whoever is producing your book. In some instances, this will be a printer that we have recommended. However, we are equally happy to help you supply your files to a printer of your choosing or Amazon KDP, or anyone else! Our book/brochure artwork files are always supplied at 300dpi and in CMYK format. We'll also be sure to include all the various marks the printer will need to produce your book to a professional standard.

What we will Supply

At UK Design Company, we make the formatting process simple. We never hide anything in our service, and we won’t play of the nasty tricks on you that some horrid agencies are famous for, such as trying to retain copyright of your book’s content or claiming royalties on book sales. Below is what you will receive from us; simple!

PDFs

All artwork supplied is in PDF format - this is the best format the printer.

300dpi

All artwork will be supplied in optimal resolution - that means 300 dots/inch (dpi).

CMYK

Printers require files saved in Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key (Black). All our artwork is supplied in CMYK.

PRINT-READY

We add colour bars, crop marks, registration marks, etc. Everything the printer needs!

Embedded ASSETS

We will correctly embed fonts, icons, and images. This will prevent issues when printing.

Text and Covers

Most printers require separate files for the text (inner pages) and covers of your book or brochure.

Copyright

As stated in our terms and conditions, we retain no copyright of your materials.

Licenses

Where relevant, we will provide licenses for assets we add to your book.

FILES

We will supply final files on completion of your order, providing payment has been made.

5.

AFTER SUPPORT

Printer Support

The vast majority of our team have previously worked in the printing sector, in jobs ranging from machine operators, through to company directors. As a result, we can provide expert-level support to you far beyond the design/formatting phase. This provides a host of benefits that will elevate your book, reduce issues/errors, and in most cases, save you money.

The best way to find out about our printer support services is to contact our friendly team.

Working with your printer

Let our expert team work directly with your printer. We'll handle artwork queries they may have and help you select the perfect printing specification to achieve the ideal aesthetic for your book while remaining on budget.

recommending a local printer

We work with a wide network of book and brochure printers that cover all the important technologies and options. They are frequently vetted to ensure their quality, environmental performance and general business ethos are in line with both UK Design Company and our customers. By working directly with these printers/book binders, we can handle the entire process for you, improving the quality of your book or brochure, and, more often than not, saving you money.

recommending an overseas printer

There are a host of benefits to working with overseas printers, especially those in Asia. In general, printing and binding is considerably cheaper, however, you need to order in larger volumes and be aware that your books will take 5-8 weeks to arrive (to the UK). It is also far more complicated to order from Asia due to a myriad of factors. UK Design Company have a long-established network of third-party organisations that can facilitate this process.

E-Book Format

The printed version of your book will meet the needs of most readers, but with a growing trend for e-books, and the often-better profit margin associated with selling digital products, it may be worth considering producing an e-book version of you book. UK Design Company are expert e-book formatters. We can convert any manuscript, book or brochure to the most common e-book formats, such .epub, .kdp or, where relevant, an interactive PDF with live links.

There are a wide range of options for e-books, from simple conversions that typically cost around £69.99, through to more complex formats that require custom coding, typically costing around £500. Our team will explain the entire process from start to finish, providing a full and accurate cost breakdown and advising any important considerations that will elevate your e-book. Get in touch today.

READER PREFERENCE

E-Book Formats

Amazon KDP

Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) is a self-publishing platform that allows authors to publish and sell their books in digital and print formats directly through Amazon. KDP is popular among indie authors and small publishers for its accessibility and potential to reach a large audience. Here’s a summary of its key features and benefits:

  • Self-Publishing: Authors can publish their books without the need for a traditional publisher, providing greater control over the process.
  • Formats: Authors can publish eBooks for Kindle devices and apps, as well as print-on-demand paperback books.
  • Distribution: Books published through KDP are available on Amazon, giving authors access to a vast customer base.
  • Royalties: Authors can earn royalties from their sales, with rates ranging from 35% to 70% depending on factors like book price and distribution region.
  • Control: Authors retain control over their book’s pricing, cover design, and marketing strategy.
  • Tools: KDP provides various tools and resources for marketing, and sales tracking.
  • Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owners’ Lending Library: Authors can enrol their eBooks in these programs for additional exposure and revenue opportunities.

UK Design Company is here to help!

Amazon KDP is a useful platform for reaching a large audience with your book, but its interface isn’t always as user-friendly as it could be. UK Design Company can assist you with the process by preparing your book’s artwork files to ensure they meet Amazon’s requirements without complications. This could involve resizing your book cover to specific pixel dimensions or removing printer’s marks. We will manage the entire process for you. Get in touch today.

Using Amazon KDP’s print-on-demand service might mean giving up some control over the quality of your book’s production. That’s why we adjust your artwork files to ensure consistent printing, regardless of who handles the print job.

ISBN Registration

An ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a unique identifier used for books, allowing publishers, booksellers, libraries, and readers to identify a specific edition or format of a book. It is widely used in the book industry to streamline cataloguing, distribution, and sales.

The official UK registrar for ISBNs is Nielsens. You can purchase ISBNs directly, however, this will mean completing the registration process yourself, which can be tricky.

UK Design Company can provide all of your ISBN needs. We are a competitive reseller of ISBNs and are often a lot cheaper than Nielsens. We also, complete the entire process for you ensuring that all of the important parts are handled correctly. Our services include:

REGISTRATION

We'll handle everything directly with the UK Registrar.

BARCODE

Need an ISBN barcode? We'll generate it for you and add it to your cover in the correct position.

BISAC CODES

We'll select Bisac codes that represent your book accurately.

COVER JACKET

We will convert your cover into a digital jacket and register it with your ISBN.

BLURB

We'll convert your rear cover blurb to summary blurb and add it to your ISBN application.

Publisher LOGOS

Anyone that uses our ISBN service is entitled to use our Publisher logos on their book cover.

block pricing

Each format of your book will require its own ISBN. We provide block discounts to help you save money.

updates

Need anything updated on your ISBN registration? Don't worry - we have you covered.

Additional Services

During the course of our operations, we handle lots of different types of book and brochure requests. Some of these, require a high degree of security and confidentiality. In these instances, we will remove all traces of your documents – both originals and completed works – from our systems on completion of your order. For all other types of order, we will securely store your files for up to 3 years. This way, you will be able to connect with our team regarding your book for any aftersales care and support. If for any reason you would prefer us to remove your files from our system, simply get in touch with our team and we will do so straight away for you.

UK Design Company provides a lot more than just book and brochure design and formatting services. Many of our services can support your books objectives, such as websites, analytics, social media and advertising design. Get in touch today with our team or select whichever icon below is relevant to you.

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Get in touch

Whatever you need, we’re here for you. Get in touch today and we’ll quickly connect you to the right person within our team.

Submit a brief

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