Self Publishing

Self publishing allows any author to publish their book and then market it themselves. At Elmbank we can produce excellent quality printed books at a very reasonable cost.

Books can be printed in various sizes, weights, paper stocks and finishes. Our in-house graphic design team can help with your page layout and cover design. We are also able to assist you with sourcing ISBN numbers and barcodes.

Previous genres of books we have produced range from poetry, history, fiction, walking guides, clubs, family history, local interest and photography - to name a few.

Below is a selection of some of our printed self published books.


Elmbank Print were a delight to do business with. In every way the service they provided was superb. Quite simply, 100's of copies of my book were produced by them with genuine care, a high quality finish, on time and on budget.

Graham Garvie

Self-publishing three very different styles of book, over the last four years, has been a surprisingly easy process, in large part due to the design expertise available from and collaborative approach taken by Elmbank Print.

Graham Little

Constructive help and advice all the way, from presentation, size, choice of paper, binding and printing.  A friendly, efficient and prompt service.

Jim Lyon

Elmbank Print worked hard on my book The Cross Kirk. They were easy to talk to and made useful suggestions as well as delivering to my specifications. The result was a handsome volume which was delivered on schedule. I'm happy to recommend them to anyone.

Steve Dubé

In 2019 Elmbank Print produced a limited colour edition of my book Some of Me Tunes.  I was really surprised how competitive their prices were. Elmbank took enormous care with every stage of this print run. In fact, they even spotted various small errors in the layout of the book and corrected them! I was delighted with their prompt and friendly service.

Julian Goodacre

Very pleased with "Traveller's Tales" (2015).  Beautifully laid out, attractive pictures, most appealing covers, excellent.

Alex Turpie

I am very grateful to Elmbank Print for their expert advice and assistance in the preparation of my Village Trail Books 1 & 2 for printing.  Their depth knowledge of the printing and publishing processes assured me that my books were in safe hands.  It was a pleasure to work with Ian and  artwork designer, Ruth.

Rosemary Turpie

I recently used the services of Elmbank Print to produce two small books. Both were connected with family history and have since been distributed to many relatives in far flung places. Elmbank provided great guidance and advice at each stage of the process. The entire process was carried out in a relaxed and friendly manner.

Chris Beaumont

I recently put together an anthology of local experiences of the pandemic. Elmbank provided very useful advice so that I could do most of the layout myself, but provided some professional 'tweaks' in the final stages. Ian always answered emails promptly, and I felt confident that my project was in capable hands.

Helen Holt

I was amazed at how simple it was to have my book published by Elmbank, whom I also found to be extremely helpful. And I was delighted with the final product. I would enthusiastically recommend Elmbank to any other person wanting to "self-publish".

Brian McGuirk

The Elmbank Print team were extremely helpful and prompt in delivering their excellent and professional printing services. It was a delight to work with Ian and his design team, and a pleasure to be able to work on a project locally rather than having to use online services. Heartfelt thanks for all the great printing results.

Moira Stark

I can certainly say that, from start to finish, the advice and assistance that Elmbank Print gave to me made the whole experience of publishing a book of my father’s poems – A Collection of Poems by Jim Brown – so much easier, produced in good time and at a very reasonable price. 

Kenny Brown

Elmbank Print were very informative and professional. Ian’s advice on self- publishing was invaluable. I was particularly pleased with the colour quality of my illustrations resulting in an excellent book.


Valerie I’Anson

I was absolutely delighted with the quality of the book - a memoir of my mother's life - printed by Elmbank; and I was very grateful to them for advice on such matters as choice of paper, which made a huge difference to the appearance of some old photographs that I wanted to use

David Henderson-Howat


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