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.
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.
Constructive help and advice all the way, from presentation, size, choice of paper, binding and printing. A friendly, efficient and prompt service.
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.
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.
Very pleased with "Traveller's Tales" (2015). Beautifully laid out, attractive pictures, most appealing covers, excellent.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
The family were delighted with the books, the quality of printing, binding, and overall service from Elmbank was first class.
We are really grateful to Ian and Ruth at Elmbank for all the help and advice that resulted in a great Community Recipe Book. Thank you so much for all your help given with kindness and professionalism.
Nothing was too much trouble for Ian and Ruth when the family were getting a memoir published recently, including changes to the script and scanning in old photographs. Ian's calm and friendly advice resulted in multiple copies of a beautifully produced and highly professional book, with which we are very happy.
Thank you Ian and Ruth at Elmbank Print - The books look and feel beautiful and your patience, encouragement and professionalism throughout has been much appreciated. Excellent service and a quality product - highly recommended.
I am absolutely delighted with the work which Ian and Ruth have done on my memoir/family history book. Their expertise and help have turned my A4 pages with jumble of photos and images into an illustrated account of exceptional quality, which I know will be appreciated by everyone in the family. Throughout the process Ian kept in touch, so that I was never in the position of worrying about how work was progressing – Elmbank Printing has made it a pleasure to finally bring this project to its conclusion.
Elmbank print recently produced a large family history book for me. I was very pleased with the attention to detail, and helpful suggestions by Ian and Ruth. The finished product is exactly as I intended, and the quality is exemplary. I now have seven hundred years of family history safely contained in a number of copies for current and future generations to enjoy. The service from Elmbank print was friendly, professional and prompt. I have no hesitation in recommending their services for anyone considering a similar project