David Siddall: Experienced, UK-based designer & typesetter of print and ebooks – self-publishing a speciality

david siddall multimedia graphic design

Book design & typesetting + eBooks + graphic design + print & publicity + online media

Examples

Examples


Printed book design & typesetting

I've been designing books and book covers for many years now, from novels to children's books, technical manuals to research treatises, self-help and personal development books to academic and educational textbooks. Whilst initially this work was for publishing houses, I now offer a complete design, typesetting and publication service direct to established and first-time authors whose aim is to self-publish their work.

For print-on-demand paperback editions most of my authors choose Amazon's market-leading Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)® service (formerly Create Space). For print-on-demand hardback editions I recommend Ingram Spark®.

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eBook design and formatting

Whilst Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing ® offers previously unheard off opportunities to aspiring authors, and likewise claims to simplify the entire eBook self-publishing process, creating an eBook to a standard which can compete with a professionally designed and published product often requires creative and IT skills which exceed those of the average computer user. A clear understanding of the technical requirements and processes involved and of the KDP platform itself is also a big advantage.

Whether you want help formatting your manuscript for eBook publication, professional eBook cover image design or support with the KDP platform itself please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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Most recently published

Finding a Balance connectionCombatants: A memoir of the Bush War and the Press in Uganda
by William Pike

A personal and sometimes harrowing insight into the civil war in Uganda during the early-to-mid' 1980s. The author was the first journalist to interview the leader of the National Resistance Army (NRA), Yoweri Museveni, and his revelations concerning the massacres in the Luwero Triangle became world-wide, front-page news. (304 pages with photos.)

Coming soon

Constance: One road to takeMarketing Medicine: A Shot in the Arm for Business in Africa
by Chris Harrison

Currently at final proof stage prior to publication as a paperback and Kindle eBook.

Published Spring 2019

The Secret of Hope the Honey BeeGalloping Catastrophe
by Jennifer Kennedy

Side-splittingly funny and deeply insightful musings on the menopause, with illustrations by Daniel McCloskey.

Published Spring 2019

The Secret of Hope the Honey BeeThe Secrets of Hope the Honey Bee
by Dr Gerry Brierley

An educational and, uplifting children's book about the life cycle of the honey bee. 30 full-page colour illustrations

Published Spring 2019

Finding a Balance connectionFinding a balanced connection
by John-Paul Davies

Build well-being from within, take back your life and permanently change it for the better.

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Published Autumn 2018

Constance: One road to takeConstance: One Road to Take by Peter Elliott

The life and photography of Constance Stuart Larrabee (1914–2000).

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Published Autumn 2018

BlunderBlunder:
by Simon Burnett

How ANZ and ING squandered 800 million dollars and ignited a revolt of small-time investors.

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David Siddall Multimedia is a deliberately small freelance business which I've allowed to develop organically over 20 years. My aim is to understand my clients' aspirations, to deliver on time and to a high standard and to always calculate prices on an individual basis. If geographical location is important to you, I'm based in Monmouth at the head of the Wye Valley in south-east Wales. If you've got a project you'd like to discuss please get in touch, I'd be very pleased to help.