How we work

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

We work closely with you to make sure your book is of the highest standard 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

When you have taken a good look through our website, contact us by e-mail or telephone with any questions you may have about our service. With over 50 years’ experience in the publishing industry there is no question we cannot 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 specific 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 will deliver. You will also receive our Author Questionnaire seeking information about your book. This includes sections on the information that will go on the book cover (blurb), a cover brief and other information we require to ensure that your project runs smoothly.

Members’ access

When you have signed the Author Agreement and returned it to us, you will be given a personal access code for the Kazoo Members’ Area. Here you will find:

We understand that even in the most organised office paperwork goes missing. You will also find copies of all our documentation in the Members’ Area:

Production process

Sample layouts

We provide seven sample design layouts for your book and are happy to quote a for a custom designed layout. Choose the most suitable for your project.

Starting the process

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

What you can expect

Once you have briefed our team and completed all the paperwork, one of our cover designers will contact you to discuss any areas of the design brief that need to be clarified. The designer will then produce your cover proof and send it to you for approval. An unlimited number of revisions can be made at this stage to ensure that you are completely happy. 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 a pdf copy of your book 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 will sign-off on the interior of your book. It will now be finished and cannot be altered pre-print.

You will receive a printed proof copy of your book 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 the mobi and ePub formats and uploaded to the various retail and wholesale sites.

This process takes approximately eight weeks.