Professional design and layout for the publishing and self-publishing community

Blot Publishing's design for print involves building a book's style and message into its layout (e.g. finding the right font, the right font-size, and most importantly, the right level of white space), so it conveys the feel you want without the reader noticing what lies behind. It seems counter-intuitive, but a layout design should be invisible – allowing the reader can concentrate on the true focus of the book: the writing.

Whether your manuscript contains only text, or also includes illustrations, block quotes, tables, footnotes, etc. – however complicated individual elements might be – the final layout will be aesthetically balanced and beautiful.

Three PDF proofs are included, and final files are produced in high-resolution PDF for print-on demand, or private digital/litho-printing as required. If you are using a printing firm, their specifications and colour profiles can be incorporated too.

Please get in touch for more info, or to talk about your project.

Image of a Chapter One first page, set for printing






Text Example
Fallible Justice
by Laura Laakso


example of a text-only layout

2018, Louise Walters Books
paperback, 384pp, ISBN 9781999780937

Illustrated Example
Conversations with my Children
by Leigh Forbes


example of an illustrated layout

2019, Blot Publishing
paperback, 100pp, ISBN 9781900929110

Monograph Example
Shakespeare for Everyman
by Don-John Dugas


example of a monograph layout

2016, Society for Theatre Research
hardback, 404pp, ISBN 9780854300815