The Alliance of Independent Authors - Partner Member
We are a Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, which uniquely represents the interests of self-publishing authors and requires best business practices from those who provide them with services.


code that we implement in
creating each of our
clients' ebooks is
independently checked
and verified by the W3C as being fully compliant


Operating Systems

We guarantee that our conversions are 100% compatible with the major operating systems used
by desktop and laptop
computers and mobile

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I keep the copyright to my book if you produce ebook or POD paperback editions of it?already have a book in epub format. Can you replicate it in the Kindle format?
Yes. We are a production house, not a publisher (or something else posing as a publisher). You will continue to own sole copyright and all other intellectual property and licensing rights (unless of course you have already ceded them to another party).

What exactly is an ISBN and why does my book need one?
The International Standard Book Number was introduced in 1970 to provide an internationally recognised and valid unique identifier (now taking the form of 13 digits) for hardback and paperback books that now extends to ebooks. The ISBN system is at the core of the globally available databases maintained by Nielsen Bookdata in the UK and Bowker in the USA, and by our partner trade distributor Gardners Books.

Clients can either use one of our own ISBNs or purchase a block of 10 (currently at a cost of £149 inc VAT) from the official registrar, Nielsen UK.

Are there other forms of revenue open to me?
In the case of self-published paperbacks or hardbacks, authors can register with the public lending right authority to receive royalties on copies loaned out by public and other libraries, and with with ALCS to receive payments for notional photocopying of extracts from their works done in libraries. We provide clients with guides to the procedures.

How long will my new book remain protected by copyright?
Under international intellectual property law recognised by most countries, copyright in a book lasts for 70 years after the date of its original publication or 70 years after the death of its author—whichever is longer.

Do you take any share of my royalties?
No. As a production house, we make no claim to your royalties or any other income. Having paid the fixed fee applicable, your royalties (typically 70% of the suggested selling price from Amazon and Apple iBookstore), less any deduction for income tax is all yours. More about that on our Your Royalties page.

What are British Library and American
Library of Congress catalogue numbers?
Since 1911, British publishers have been under a legal obligation to lodge a physical copy of every hardback and paperback they publish with the British Library. One copy must also be lodged with other British national libraries if requested. The American Library of Congress impose a similar duty in respect of books published in the USA, regardless of their country of origin.

For that purpose, the self-publishing author is the publisher, so must observe those requirements. We provide clients with guides to the procedures, which is quite simple.

Author's Guide


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Our clients' ebooks
can be assigned a unique
ISBN identifier issued by the official licensing
authority. They may also
be registered with the Nielsen BookData database, which serves booksellers and
libraries in more than
100 countries.

Our clients' ebooks
are registered with the BowkerGlobal database,
which serves more
than 100 countries.

Our Kindle and ePub-
format ebook conversions
conform 100% to the official coding protocols specified by Amazon and the International Digital
Publishing Forum

We are a London firm
and all work is produced
in-house. To ensure confidentiality and consistency, we do not outsource coding or
other work to
parties in the UK or overseas.