What does Biblichor do?
Book typesetting & design. Specialists in non-fiction.
Time-served skills paired with the latest technology.
We pride ourselves on well-crafted text. Nothing is thrown together and no corners are cut.
From trade fiction to poetry, we’ve worked across every category there is, but it’s in non-fiction typesetting that we’re building a great reputation. We’ve composed titles ranging from mass-market non-fiction to complicated academic and reference volumes. No matter how complex or challenging a project, we will produce it accurately, within budget and on time.
Our application of choice is Adobe InDesign on Mac OS platform. We can also work on PC should you require it. Each job is fully preflighted prior to completion and we are fully compliant with the technical requirements of all major international print companies and groups.
Classic or contemporary bespoke design.
If your deadline is short, if you don’t have a definite idea of how your publication should look, or if an in-house designer isn’t available, we’d love to design your book interior for you.
We’re experienced in designing everything from trade fiction titles to complex non-fiction and full-colour coffee-table art books.
Your design can be based on one of our classic or contemporary templates, one of your existing publications or a completely new, bespoke design from your brief.
If you have an out-of-print edition that needs updating and reprinting, we can also seamlessly match an existing copy to produce a facsimile edition.
eBook and ePub
We can either go straight to ePub from your digital manuscript or convert a pre-existing job from the InDesign files of your finalised book.
We can also convert from hard-copy, scanned text or PDF. Please do enquire first for a consultation, however.
Artworking & reprographics
It’s not unusual for old photographic images to need a touch-up. Similarly, technical illustrations composed in basic applications often need reworked. Using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Lightroom we’ll ensure that technical artwork looks professional and photographic images are both improved and preflighted correctly for the printing process.
Keying & file conversion
We are experienced in handling hard-copy manuscripts and can advise on options and costs for scanning and keying the text. When manuscripts require conversion from PDF, scanned text or alternative applications (e.g. Quark, 3B2, Telos, PageMaker) we can quote for handling this in-house or sending to a trusted supplier.
Protecting your data
‘Anything can happen and it probably will’ so we’ve made sure that our clients’ data is protected from calamity and catastrophe. With both an encrypted mirrored on-site backup and an off-site data vault you can be certain that your jobs are protected should the worst happen.
Protecting the environment
We’re vigilant about energy efficiency and reducing our demands on the planet’s resources. All the paper we use at Biblichor is either recycled or FSC regulated. We also try to make hard-copies of only what is necessary to do our work.