Professional design and layout for the publishing and self-publishing community
Blot Publishing is the trading name of Leigh Forbes.
You retain full copyright of your work.
I ask that the line "Designed by Blot Publishing" is included in the prelims of your book, usually at the bottom of the ISBN/copyright page. If your book is redesigned/reprogrammed in the future, I ask that – if any part of my design and/or programming is used in the new copy – you continue to credit me.
For large or complicated projects, you might be asked to make a 25% deposit before work begins. This deposit will be non-refundable once work has begun. Whether or not a deposit is due will be made clear in your quote.
Payment is in pounds sterling and, except in the case of cancellation (see, "If you change your mind", below), is due on delivery of the final file(s) – pdf, mobi, epub, etc. – whether or not you decide to continue with publication.
If you change your mind
If you change your mind once work has started, but before completion, you will be billed for work completed at a rate of £40 per hour, up to but not exceeding the total quote for your project. Timesheets are kept for all projects and a copy will be provided in the case of cancellation. Any payment due following cancellation is due immediately.
Before work begins
Before work begins on your book, you'll be asked to sign a form confirming that you have read, understood, and agreed to these notes.
Last revised: June 2021