The Book Typesetters for Small Presses and Independent Publishers

*conditions apply

Our Services

We offer high standard typesetting and cover design services to transform your author's manuscripts into print-ready books which match your house style.

We are happy to work with yourself or directly with your authors.

We can offer additional services such as:

We offer discounts when combining our services or producing multiple books. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Our Portfolio


Cover for Purl

Jo Dixon | Shoestring Press

"Fantastic working with Nat and Rachael on my first collection. They have been patient and professional throughout. And I love the cover design."

Poetry | Collection | 210x135mm | 66 pages

The Afterlife

Cover for The Afterlife

Anthony Wilson | Worple Press

Poetry | Collection | 210x135mm | 110 pages

The Credit

Cover for The Credit

Augustus Young | Menard Press/The Duras Press

Play | A Comedy of Empeiria in Three Acts | 210x135mm | 118 pages

Summer Nineteen Forty-Five

Cover for Summer Nineteen Forty-Five

John Lucas | Greenwich Exchange

Fiction | Crime | 210x135mm | 208 pages

The Coming-Down Time

Cover for The Coming-Down Time

Robert Selby | Shoestring Press

"[The Book Typesetters] not only produce beautiful-looking books but, I have discovered first-hand, provide highly attentive support for authors as their books make their way into the world. A pleasure to work with."

Poetry | Collection | 210x135mm | 86 pages

Our Prices

Book Typesetting

From £100

For typesetting a printable book, we charge

  • £2 for every 300 words for the first 90,000 words
  • £1 for every 300 words thereafter
  • £1 for every image
  • a minimum charge of £100

For example, a 150,000 word biography with 20 photographs will cost £820.

eBook Typesetting

From £100

For typesetting an eBook, we charge

  • £1 for every 300 words or £100 total charge if ordered alongside the printable book
  • £1 for every image
  • a minimum charge of £100

For example, a 150,000 word biography with 20 photographs will cost £520 or £120 if ordered alongside the printable book.

Poetry Typesetting

From £100

Please contact us for a quotation on typesetting poetry collections.

Cover Design


Cover design includes

  • Front cover content
  • Back cover content including an ISBN barcode (if required)
  • Spine content

*Additional charges may apply if you require us to source or create images or graphics to appear on the cover.

Our Family

The Book Typesetters offer typesetting and cover design services to self-publishing authors, presses and publishers. It is run by the Ravenlock family from their home in Newark, Nottinghamshire.


Rachael Ravenlock

Communications and Marketing Director

Rachael loves chatting to publishers about their books, requirements and timescales to ensure projects run smoothly and meet expectations.


Nathanael (Nat) Ravenlock

Creative and Technical Director

Nat is passionate about transforming manuscripts into polished publications which you and your authors will love.


The Micro Managers

The Micro Managers

Mr R, Mr L and Miss E provide the family with never-ending inspiration, motivation and laughter.

Contact Us

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Lovely People

The lovely people we've had the pleasure of working with over the years include:

Achill Management | C.L. Peache | Damocles Press | | East Lane Books | Fosseway Writers | Greenwich Exchange | | Legal Sustainability Alliance | Light Reading | London Business Conference Group | Lucy Wood | Malcolm Carson | Menard Press | Newark Book Festival | Panshard Event Consultants | Planet Pod Productions | Plas Gywn Books | Quakers in Britain | Rebecca Masterton | Rod Madocks | Shoestring Press | Sovereign Captial Partners | United Reformed Church | Wayne Burrows | Western Front Way | Worple Press