We are often asked by organisations if they can use our trade publishing skills – editing, designing, packaging, distributing and promoting – to produce their own books, reports and other materials.

For example:

  • a charity or social enterprise might want to monetise knowledge and IP by producing a book/pamphlet (also a useful form of marketing);
  • a business might want to create a book as a gift or a pamphlet as part of a lobbying campaign or tender pitch;
  • a school might want to create its own book, with stories by pupils/teachers/parents; or
  • a public body might want to produce a report for circulation.

We are happy to be involved in such projects.

Where clear commercial potential exists, projects can sometimes be partnerships. E.g. we might offer a publication to the wholesale/retail book trade at the same time as the client uses it for their own specific purpose.

We apply the same editorial and production standards to all of our output, regardless of whether it bears our name or that of a client.

Key aspects of this service include:

  • writing – annual reports, books or other materials;
  • editing;
  • proofing prior to publication;
  • designing materials – covers, layouts, promotional materials;
  • typesetting;
  • creating print-ready files;
  • organising printing – ensuring appropriate paper stock avoiding over-specifying.

If this is of interest, please email Keith Charters at keith@stridentpublishing.co.uk.