Independent Publishing Services

Process

How we work

Kazoo simplifies the often bewildering process of self-publishing by providing comprehensive and professional editing, design and publishing services under one roof.

We work closely with you to make sure your book is just right before print and digital publication. The process takes an average of eight weeks from start to finish. It is important to us that your book reaches the highest standards and that you are completely satisfied.

Talk to us

Contact us by email or telephone with any questions you have about our service. With over 50 years’ experience in the publishing industry, there is no question we can’t answer. Talk to us to ensure you are completely happy that our service meets your needs.

Choose your package

When you have discussed your project with us we will send you a quotation based on your requirements. We will then send you an Author Agreement so that you know exactly what is required by us from you, and exactly what we’ll deliver. You’ll also receive our Author Questionnaire seeking information about your book. This helps to ensure that your project runs as smoothly as possible.

Production process

  • Kazoo Author Agreement and Cover Questionnaire.
  • Kazoo Production Schedule
  • Kazoo Proofreading Checklist.
  • Kazoo Sign-off Sheet.
  • Kazoo Self-publishing FAQ.

Sample layouts

We provide three sample design layouts for your book. You can choose one of these or take elements from each so that you book looks just right.

Starting the process

Kazoo will start working on your book as soon as you have:

  • Completed and signed the Author Agreement.
  • Completed and signed the Author Questionnaire.
  • Supplied your final edited manuscript. If your book has not already been edited, we can help with that too. After typesetting, only minor changes such as proof corrections will be possible without incurring extra charges.
  • Paid the first of your three instalments by electronic transfer.

What you can expect

Once you have briefed our team and completed all the paperwork, our cover designer will produce a draft cover and send it to you for approval and feedback. You can suggest revisions and changes at this stage to ensure that you are completely happy with how your cover will look. An editor will work with you to produce back-cover copy that will help to sell your book. Cover design takes approximately four weeks and runs parallel to the production of your text.

While your cover is in production, your book will be typeset and proofread. You will receive an electronic proof copy of your book in PDF format to check that all corrections have been inputted correctly, and you may make one round of corrections to this proof. After your corrections have been applied to your satisfaction, you’ll sign-off on the interior of your book. At this stage the book is finished and cannot be altered pre-print.

You will receive a second electronic proof to confirm everything is in place. When you have signed off on this, the printing process starts.

Your book will then be printed, converted to ePub format and uploaded to Amazon as a print-on-demand paperback and ebook.

This process takes approximately eight weeks in total.