Book Publishing Services for Indie Authors

Generation 2050 can assist you with all of your self-publishing needs utilizing the wealth of experience from publishing our own titles.  Please contact us for a bespoke package to meet your requirements but the information below should provide you with an idea of the range of work we can assist with and the associated costs. We have split up the the services into modular components so that you can mix and match to meet your needs.

Digital and Print File Set Up


This package will provide you digital and print files that are at a stage where they can be uploaded to IngramSpark or Create Space or sent off to a printer so that you can sell them in your own shop. 


  • Print file setup

  • Digital file setup (ePub for IngramSpark & MOBI for Kindle)

  • Royalty free fonts and text placement

  • ISBN Number for Print book (optional extra ISBN for ebook can be purchased under extras)


Once you have files that are ready to be printed you will need a mechanism by which to get them to market. Generation 2050 can work with IngramSpark to get your book listed on thousands of websites across the world and they will even handle the printing and shipping for you. We can either publish from our own account and pass on the royalty payments to you or setup an account for you to manager your titles yourself.


Option 1:  Publish on Gen2050 IngramSpark 

  • Print and ebook distribution through Generation 2050 on IngramSpark. 

  • 1 x physical copy

  • Bi-annual royalty payments and sales reports 2.5% admin fee charged on royalties from sales

  • Option to bulk order at cost  through Generation 2050


  • Changes to published  files - £50 each time the file needs replacing on IngramSpark

Option 2:  Personal IngramSpark Account Setup

If you choose this option we will set up an account in your name and publish the first title for you on your own account. Once we have set up an account for you, you will be able to order prints yourself and the royalty payments will go directly to your bank account with no commission taken by Generation 2050.

  • IngramSpark account setup

  • First title setup




  • Proofreading £10 per 1000 words

  • ISBN £15 (needed for print and optional for ebook)

  • Illustrations - £10-50 per page depending on artist

  • PR Package - £50+ dependent on requirements

  • Editing -  £20 per 1000 words

  • Non standard print size £20

  • Changes to published  files - £50 per file change​

Print runs:  

1-100 copies = £2.50 per copy (+ postage)

1000+ copies £0.50 per copy

The price will vary slightly depending on the book length and the number of copies you require. Please contact us for an accurate quotation.

Postage costs are dependent on number of copies ordered. 

Further Information


We use a professional proofreader trained by the Publishing Training Centre to review all manuscripts for our self-publishing service.

Print File Setup

This is nothing you couldn’t learn to do yourself with the right technology and a bit of time and money but we have been through the learning curve and made the mistakes so you don’t have to. To date we have published eight books under our publishing house  ‘Generation 2050’ and have learnt a great deal along the way. 

We will work with you to turn your manuscript into a high quality print picture book up to 32 pages in length and 8 inches by 8 inches in size (alternative dimensions available). After your manuscript has been proofread and edited (if required) we will work with you to storyboard the layout for the book and we will work with the illustrator to ensure the images meet the requirements for a print book (considering factors such as layout, text placement, resolution and margins). We can work with illustrations that are already complete before you purchase our service but there is only so much we can do to correct any problems. After the illustration process is complete we will format the book for print and place the text for you. There are several free fonts we can use but you can also purchase a licence to a font of choice for around £20. The complete file will then be sent to you for review before publishing it. Please be aware that after the file has been approved and published it will cost £50 every time the file needs to be modified and re-published. 

Digital File Setup

Formatting e-books requires specialist skills and knowledge. We will adapt your children’s picture book into a digital format called ePub that can be viewed with ipads and e-readers.


After the print and digital  proofs have been approved  we will assign the print book a unique identification number (ISBN) and publish the story in both print and digital formats using Ingramspark. Ingramspark will list your title with thousands of online retailers globally.  Ingramspark work on a print on demand basis, so your book will always appear in stock then printed and shipped locally when ordered. Ingramspark are constantly expanding their distribution channels and you will find your book listed on obscure websites across the globe as well as the well-known online retailers which you can find listed on the Ingramspark website and a few of which are listed below:

  • Alibris

  • Waterstones

  • Blackwells

  • Amazon

  • Wordery

  • Book depository

  • Booktopia

  • Barnes and Noble


We have teamed up with PR professional who is a member of the chartered institute of marketing and has worked on major campaigns for many national organisations to create a bespoke PR package for you and your book.


Over the years we have worked with many artists to illustrate our books. Choosing the right artist can be a daunting business and communicating your requirements to them even more so. We can work with one of our artists or one you have selected yourself to ensure the best possible result for your book. Please email us for a list of artists we recommend. The price of illustrators can vary wildly but we will work with you to find an artist that is both to your liking stylistically and affordable for your budget.  


Part of the publishing process will involve a discussion regarding pricing in different territories, discounts for retailers and how much compensation you will receive per sale in each scenario. The pricing can be amended over time and in fact we may need to increase the price of your book over time if and when print costs increase . Twice annually you will receive a sales report and we will transfer your accrued royalties into an account of your choice subject to a 2.5% admin fee. 

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