Operating as a design firm within Valley Press, South Bay Designs provides interior and cover design services to individuals and indie presses. Our prices are reasonable, starting from just £300 for a cover design (dependent on requirements) and £200 for set-up plus £2 per page for typesetting.
* a 64-page book would cost £328, and a 300-page book £800
We also offer a new service to help authors build and maintain a website. Starting at just £250, we can guide you through the development and copy editing for a multi-page website.
We’d love to help, so please email email@example.com if you’d like to discuss your requirements.
Q1: Is Valley Press open to submissions and/or are you currently taking on new work?
Regrettably, the answer right now is "no". However, if you have a project with full funding already in place and are looking for publishing services, we may be able to help – please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
Also, our York-based imprint Lendal Press is open to submissions at present, seeking "writing that excites us and stories we feel haven’t been told before ... fiction that provides a platform for a challenging new perspective and innovative non-fiction." Visit their website for more details.
Q1: What's the best way to buy a Valley Press book?
A: Buying paperbacks and hardbacks through our website (start here) is a fantastic way of supporting VP and funding our future publications – plus, we offer a 10% discount for everyone who buys direct (see next answer for details). That being said, it's also a great idea to support your local independent bookshop... and to be honest, we love UK bookselling chains Waterstones and Blackwells too. You can't really go wrong.
As for you-know-whoazon, we're happy for you to make up your own mind about supporting that particular behemoth as far as physical books go – but our ebooks are only available through their Kindle service at present, as they have almost all the readers and the best publishing tools. Our audiobooks can be found on the iTunes and Audible stores; see the relevant book page for links to these digital editions, where available.
Q2: Are there discounts for buying direct?
A: Yes, recipients of our email newsletter get 10% off everything by default. Just enter your email address on the basket page to confirm.
Q3: Are there discounts for buying in bulk?
A: Absolutely. Discounted rates start at 20% for orders of 5+ copies, and the discount grows as your order does (see below for the exact levels). To place a bulk order, get in touch via the contact page and select 'my query relates to purchasing books'.
|No. of books ordered||Discount from RRP|
|300 or more||45%|
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