Here at Lumphanan Press we are able to offer the full range of self-publishing services. The categories below only give a rough idea of what we do; please get in touch to discuss your requirements in more detail. We’re flexible in our approach and are able to take on any combination of services.
We’re also happy to offer impartial advice on what sort of input from us your project might need. Contact us in the first instance for a free and informal discussion of your work.
Editing and proof-reading
Editing covers matters such as style, flow, length and readability. Proof-reading is usually completed after the text has been edited and typeset, and is what most people think of when they think of editing. Here the text is checked over carefully for basic spelling mistakes or layout issues.
We have experience of editing academic texts such as journal articles, book chapters and doctoral thesis, as well as literary fiction, genre fiction and a wide variety of non-fiction subjects. We can also edit, proof-read and write copy in most dialects of Scots.
There are many production issues that face the potential self-publisher, such as the number of copies to print, the paper stock to print on, which printer to use, and so on. We guide the author through all of these issues and directly liaise with printers to ensure the best result for your work. Our services also cover digital production; we produce ebooks and can design simple author websites.
Sales and Marketing
We can help write marketing copy, design flyers, advise on the best way to focus your promotion, assess the best routes to market and help get your book into high street and online shops. We also have a bookshop here on the website, allowing you to sell your books directly to your readers.
We can also help with the financial aspects of your project, working out exact per unit costs so you know how many copies you need to sell to break even. We genuinely want your publication to succeed!
Book design includes the layout of the inside of the book, typesetting and cover design. We’ve undertaken a huge variety of different projects over the years and can promise a professional final production with strong design values, no matter how unusual your requirements. It’s important for us that we work in partnership with our authors and poets too, so you’ll get the chance to approve design proofs at every stage.
Our pricing scheme is kept deliberately simple. You pay for the printing costs and we simply charge an hourly rate above that, covering the amount of time we spend on the project. Due to the flexibility of our approach the pricing for projects can vary quite substantially, so it’s really impossible to give an accurate quote on this page. However, please do contact us to discuss your work and receive an accurate estimate of costs.