Welcome to simonthescribe - assisted self-publishing
Hi, I'm simonthescribe.
I am an independent publisher with extensive experience of media publishing - including books, ebooks, ezines and websites.
My first published book was Macmillan’s ‘Mastering Desktop Publishing’ over twelve years ago. I couldn't believe my luck when they published my book way back then. I couldn't believe my eyes when I read the contract to see they took 92% of the royalties. Fortunately I also got the contract to layout the book, which paid me more than writing it !
Since then I have founded simonthescribe in North Cornwall, UK, with the intent of self-publishing well-designed and effective print and electronic media at affordable prices - and where I get to keep a lot more of my royalties.
And now I am happy to do the same for you. This is called assisted self-publishing. In effect I take your written and proofed text and turn it into a book for you, ordering the introductory matter, making contents lists, perfecting the layout, processing the files for print and making you a beautiful cover. This uses available print-on-demand services - which also gives you a download page on the internet where your customers can order your book - and where you can buy them at production price cost. I ask you for no royalties at all - simply the cost of producing your book for you.
As a single operative with relatively few overheads, who works from home, I can create effective published books, ebooks and websites for you in a range of media at very competitive prices.
I make, produce and fulfil orders for paperback or hardback books and can even help you with a marketing strategy for them. These can be novels, recipe books, autobiographical or instruction manuals. I design beautiful covers with original artwork. I am able to format your book into a range of options - print, ebooks, in PDF or for the Kindle or IPad, for websites or audiobooks.
Once a basic design is agreed for your project you will receive a detailed written estimate for its publication. To find out more about publishing with simonthescribe and to contact me for an initial estimate, please use the contact form on the right of this page.