Pre-Publication Book Services

From proofreading and website development to jacket design and cover endorsements, Palamedes has your pre-publication book services covered.
Read on to find out more about how Palamedes PR supports authors and publishers with its exclusive suite of pre-publication services.

The process of turning a manuscript into a polished and engaging piece of literature doesn't end with the last full stop.

From developmental editing to proofreading, jacket artwork and website design, independent authors and publishing houses alike must ensure their manuscript is as good as it can be before hitting today’s saturated and increasingly competitive book sales market, which in 2020 alone, saw around 2.2 billion books sold worldwide.

People shouldn't judge a book by their cover. But they do.

A book cover is not just a piece of art – it’s also a marketing tool. Publishers and authors understand that a compelling cover can significantly impact a book’s sales. A good cover becomes a visual representation of the author’s brand, and consistency in cover design can help readers recognize an author’s work instantly. Iconic covers, such as J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, have become synonymous with the stories themselves, creating a sense of familiarity and trust among readers.

Websites for authors aren't always necessary but they can help to showcase their work, sell their books, and connect with readers.

Generally speaking, websites help authors establish an online presence through a centralised hub where readers can find information about them and their work. In an increasingly crowded literary landscape, a website can also help authors to stand out from the crowd and, through strategic SEO-friendly content, reach wider audiences and increase sales. A website also provides a means to build lawful marketing lists, to promote upcoming releases and events, and to connect with other authors, agents, publishers, and bloggers.

Partnering with Palamedes for Pre-Publication Book Services

We can normally design and develop new author websites and book jackets within four to six weeks. Our fees will depend on what you need, but we'll be able to give you a ball park figure during the initial consultation.

Ask any literary agent and they’ll tell you that branding and a strong digital presence for authors is everything. In fact, it can be the difference between a book being noticed and being lost forever. Our range of pre-publication book services provides everything an author needs to go from manuscript to publication including developmental editing, proofreading, jacket design, cover endorsements and social media content strategies.