Ignis - self-publishing services
Serious about self-publishing?
So are we. Let us transform your manuscript with our unrivalled range of services. We offer the following services, either separately or on an all-inclusive basis:
ISBN – we purchase and assign a 13-digit code to your book, essential for identification, selling and distribution. We’ll also ensure that your book is registered with Nielsen BookData. The Nielsen database, which now holds more than 13 million title records, is available to booksellers, libraries and publishers worldwide. As a result, your book will automatically be listed on Amazon.co.uk and Play.com.
Barcode creation – we generate a high-resolution barcode from your ISBN. Should your book by its very nature not require an ISBN or barcode, we’ll reflect this in our quotation.
Copyright page – we prepare this all-important page in accordance with the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988. As the self-publishing author, you retain full rights to your work. Should a third party make you an offer for film rights, translation rights or republication, you’ll always be free to accept their offer unconditionally. Your book; your call.
Copy-edit and proofread – a line-by-line edit and rigorous 2-stage proofread. We seek your approval at every stage.
Typesetting – we text-style and format your manuscript using market-leading QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign software.
Cover design – a truly bespoke service by handpicked experts. We listen to your ideas, and incorporate them creatively and flexibly. No ‘one-size-fits-all’ templates. We’ll also supply an eye-catching 3D rendering of your cover for online promotional purposes. For some recent covers designed by the Ignis team, click here, here and here.
Ignis website entry – we ensure premium visibility for your book on our website. www.polybiusbooks.com has been designed using all the latest practices in Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), and so achieves a consistently high ranking on Google, Yahoo! and Bing.
Printing – our top-grade printers have the capacity to produce anything between 100 and 1 million books, regardless of format. We have the expertise to match your book to the perfect printer. The result? A self-published book indistinguishable from those sold in major bookstores. In line with our commitment to the environment, all our printers are FSC-accredited.
eBooks – eBooks are no longer the future; they are the present. Easy, affordable and international, they offer authors a Return On Investment that few would have thought possible. eBooks are an excellent way of building a loyal readership and establishing a sales record. Selecting our eBooks package ensures your online presence on Amazon’s Kindle Store. Your self-published book will stand side-by-side with bestsellers by acclaimed authors, and will be available to millions of Kindle and Kindle Apps customers. It will be protected from piracy by powerful Digital Rights Management software. We’ll run a series of checks to ensure that your book runs smoothly on all major devices – from iPad to Kindle. Once Amazon have taken their cut, all sales proceeds are yours.
Connect with us on LinkedIn – this 175 million-strong global networking site offers boundless opportunities for promoting your self-published book on a number of groups and discussion boards. Accepting an invitation to connect with us gives you automatic access to over 500 contacts. 208 of these are seasoned publishing professionals.
Ignis offers a range of warehousing and order fulfilment solutions.
We can arrange for your printed books to be delivered to our state-of-the-art warehouse for short, medium or long-term storage. Prices include palletisation in a secure, professionally-staffed, climate-controlled facility, and regular deliveries to Amazon.co.uk. All our couriers use trackable identification systems – we never lose sight of your book!
The Next Step…
As an Ignis author, you have full control of the post-publication process. You keep all revenue from book sales and retain full copyright.
This isn’t to say that you’ll be left to steer alone. We offer guidance at every milestone – free advice, earnestly given. Where appropriate, Ignis can provide promotional materials for your book launch: banners, posters, leaflets, bookmarks. For authors whose books lend themselves well to a robust marketing and PR campaign, we can point you in the direction of three leading agencies. For bespoke author websites, we can refer you to our long-standing industry partners.