• Professional author services

    We offer professional editing, proofreading, design, printing and binding services to authors looking to self-publish. We work with publishing experts who can turn your manuscript into a professional-quality product to rival mainstream publishing houses.

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Oliphant is a full-service self-publishing company offering professional editorial, design and print services to UK authors and independent publishers. We are NOT a vanity publisher. What’s the difference?

We provide a turnkey self-publishing service that can take your book from manuscript to polished finished product in as little as two months, whether you are looking to publish a trade paperback, a quality hardback or an ebook you can sell on platforms like Amazon Kindle, Kobo and Apple iBooks.

Whether you have written a novel, a children’s picture book, a business guide, a local history book, a self-help manual or a memoir – or perhaps something else entirely – we are here to help turn your manuscript into a professional-quality publication.

Here are a few of the books we’ve helped authors to publish recently:

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You can take advantage of our complete self-publishing package, or you can select just one or two of our services according to your needs. Our services include:

What you will get

  • A prompt and efficient service
  • Full, comprehensive project management from manuscript to publication
  • Copy-editing by an experienced editor
  • Cover and page design by a professional graphic designer
  • A finished product of comparable quality to those produced by established publishing houses
  • No hidden fees
  • 100% of all profits generated from sales of your book
  • Free ebook version of your book with all printed publications

What you won’t get

  • Sales call pestering if you request a quote from us or submit your first chapter for free copy-editing
  • Upselling – we will always advise you according to your needs and best interest
  • Guaranteed sales of your book (although we can help out with promotion and marketing)
  • Royalties – as the publisher of your own work you own all books and receive 100% of the selling price on each, not a percentage
  • Unauthorised changes to your text – you retain creative control at all times and will be asked to sign off on all amendments

Ten steps to publishing with Oliphant

  1. Contact us for a no-obligation quote.
  2. If you decide to go ahead, we will set up a consultation (by telephone or face to face) to discuss your needs and vision for your book.
  3. You send us your manuscript and any photos to be included.
  4. Your manuscript will be thoroughly copy-edited and returned to you for approval.
  5. The book’s ISBN will be ordered.
  6. The cover will be designed, along with sample page spreads, and sent to you for approval.
  7. The book is then typeset and pages sent to you to be checked.
  8. You will receive a bound proof copy of your book to approve.
  9. Your books will be printed and delivered to you.
  10. That’s it – you are now a published author!

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