Making Publishing Easier

Book Production & Distribution Services for Small Presses & Self-Publishers

This page summarises the services we provide to help make your publishing project a success. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please call +44 (0) 207 193 4871 for assistance.

Paperback Books

  • Size: from A6 to A3
  • Text Pages: any mixture of single colour or coloured pages printed on paper stock of your choice from 75gsm to 150gsm. Pages printed digitally or litho according to your requirements.
  • Covers: printed from 1-5 colours on card of your choice from 250gsm to 400gsm
  • Lamination: matt or gloss
  • Spine: minimum 2mm
  • Binding: book sections can be sewn or or book blocks perfect bound
  • Glue: all perfect bound books are bound using PUR (Polyurethane) glue to provide strength and longevity.

Please provide as much information as possible to help us provide an accurate quote. If you already have your specification worked out you could simply past it in the message box at the foot of this page or call +44 (0)207 193 4871.

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Hardback Books

  • Size: from A6 to A3
  • Text Pages: any mixture of single colour or coloured pages printed on paper stock of your choice from 75gsm to 150gsm. Pages printed digitally or litho according to your requirements.
  • Cases - Traditional cases covered in cloth of your choice with embossing on spine and front cover.
  • Cases - Modern covered with sheets printed in 1-5 colours on 100gsm stock
  • Binding: book sections can be sewn or book blocks perfect bound
  • Spine: no minimum - any number of pages can be case bound.
  • Dust jackets: to accompany the traditional format, printed 1-5 colours on one side of stock of your choice with gloss or matt lamination if required.

Please provide as much information as possible to help us provide an accurate quote. If you already have your specification worked out you could simply past it in the message box at the foot of this page or call +44 (0)207 193 4871.

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Book Title

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Number of Pages

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Inside Colours

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Modern format

Cover colours

Cover finish


Traditional format

Case cloth

Foil embossing colour

Foil embossing position

Dust jacket colours

Dust jacket finish


Delivery address

Delivery date

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Wiro Bound Books

  • Size: from A6 to A3
  • Text Pages: any mixture of single colour or coloured pages printed on paper stock of your choice from 75gsm to 150gsm. Pages printed digitally or litho according to your requirements.
  • Covers covered with sheets printed in 1-5 colours on 100gsm stock
  • Wiro Spine: in size to match number of pages in book. Range of colours to choose from.

Please provide as much information as possible to help us provide an accurate quote. If you already have your specification worked out you could simply past it in the message box at the foot of this page or call +44 (0)207 193 4871.

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Name ✷

Email ✷

Telephone ✷

Book Title

Book Size

Or insert your book size

Number of Pages

Quantity

Inside Colours

Inside Paper

Cover colours

Cover finish

Delivery address

Delivery date

Alternative specs

Editorial

Our editorial services are available to self-publishers or publishing companies in tandem with our printing and binding services or as a stand-alone service.

We recommend that before committing to print each and every self-publisher should get a second opinion on their text to identify grammatical errors, historical errors, repetition and inconsistencies of all types whether this service be carried out by Tandem Press or a third party.

In addition our Word Audit service will help identify texts that are often longer than they need be to help you save on paper costs.

Proofing

After the typeset stage has been completed, you will be presented with a proof copy in either printed or PDF format as required. It will be your responsibility to proof and edit this version comprehensively.

Standard industry proofing terminology need not be used although this would be welcome. However clarity is important and to avoid ambiguity explanatory notes should be included.

Proofs can be returned by post, or corrections can be listed in an email or annotated in the proof PDF.

Once the proofed version is returned to TandemPress corrections will be made and a final printed version returned to you. The book printing process will begin once the final signed-off proof copy is received by TandemPress.

The proofing process may take more than one cycle as outlined above, however it must be remembered that TandemPress guarantees production timescales only from the moment of receipt of the final signed-off proof.

If you are a self-publisher and feel you need a second or third opinion on any aspect of your publication TandemPress imposes no restrictions on the duplication of the proof-copy, provided that it is used solely for the purpose of proofing.

Please note that, to avoid potential ambiguity, TandemPress will only acknowledge one proof-copy at a time for correction.

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Design

Book Design

TandemPress is happy to implement design briefs on behalf of our clients or create cover and page designs from scratch.

Our approach combines traditional high standards of design with the efficiency afforded by the latest technology.

Our design services include:

Typography - take advantage of our experience in complementing distinctive cover designs with clear and coherent typography.

Photography & photo-montage - we can meet all your visual design requirements from traditional halftone to complex photo-monage using the latest digital techniques.

Illustration & line art - we /have conections with a range of artists capable of undertaking commissions to the very highest artistic standards - portfolios are available on request.

If you would like to discuss any design requirements in advance of placing an order please call 020 7193 4871.

Typesetting

Once the master page designs have been agreed upon your text files can be typeset.

Text is welcome in all formats: handwritten, typed or digital. A wide range of digital formats are acceptable including: Email (ASCII, MIME, HTML), PC Windows (All formats - ASCII, WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, etc), Unix (All formats - ASCII, tar, etc), Apple Mac (All formats). If you are unsure whether your particular format is acceptable please contact us.

Our typesetting charges are GBP 0.50 per A5 page and GBP 0.75 per A4 page, and GBP 10.00 per hour for data entry. Discounts are available for series and periodicals.

Pre-set and facsimile pages - We are also happy to accept typeset pages in a variety of formats Postscript (PS), Adobe Acrobat (PDF) and TeX, however please consult us in advance to ensure that your format and the method of delivery are compatible with our systems.

Similarly, for facsimile reproductions please provide a full description of your requirements so that we can advise on how best to present your artwork.

Multilingual Typesetting

TandemPress provides typeset services in the following languages: French - German - Dutch - Italian - Spanish - Czech - Polish - Swedish - Danish - Greek - Russian - Turkish - Japanese - Chinese - Arabic - Hebrew - Welsh - Gaelic - Urdu - Gujarati.

Distribution

Our book distribution services include:

Virtual Bookshop - Sell your books online - we can design and host your own personalised book shop selling your books around the world.

eBooks - Sell your ebooks online - we can convert your book to digital format for uploading to the digital marketplace(s) of your choice.

Order Fulfilment - TandemPress will fulfill all orders received from the web, sent directly by you or trade orders placed on the Nielsen Book Ordering system.

Stock management - TandemPress can manage the storage of your books and provide timely reminders when stocks run low.*

* Please note that prices are dependent upon number of publications and volume of books, please contact us or further details.

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