Self-Publish-Books with Gilmour Print
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Your first steps towards self‑publishing
Here to help
If you would rather not trawl through the information in this website, feel free, at any time, to phone or email us without any obligation, to ask questions – we will be happy to assist.
irst things first – we are not book publishers. We are a graphic design and print production management company with the expertise and experience to guide and assist you to self-publish your book. We can assist you through all the stages of book self-publication other than writing your book and selling it; plus we can give you access to a couple of free marketing tools, namely, MyLiveBook and Free Author’s Page.
What can we do for you?
We can design and lay out the text, design and create the cover artwork, help you decide the type of book – paperback, hardback or coil / wiro bound, the type of paper for text and the cover material.
We can help you obtain your ISBN number by giving advice and pointing you in the right direction if you wish, and can create the barcode for you if required. For more details please see the next page in this Chapter & Verse section.
In short, you write and you publish – we create the book professionally for you. Let us help you with your first steps!
From your text and where applicable, from your digital photographs, after discussion with you on what impression you wish to create with the book and any ideas you feel strongly need to be incorporated into the design, we will produce the design / artwork for your book and will send you an electronic (PDF) proof by email for checking.
You needn’t worry if you have to make amendments, we will gladly continue to send you amended proofs until you are happy to proceed to print with your new book.
If we are also handling the printing for you, once the PDF proof is approved, you will receive an actual printed proof as a final check before going to print.
What should I do first?
Once you have written your book, you want to know roughly how many pages it will make in the printed version so that you can obtain costings for printing it.
You will also need to decide how your book is to be bound – paperback or hardback with dust jacket.
The type of paper you want it printed on is another consideration.
You need to decide how many books you will need. While we can print only one, it can work out to be quite expensive – 50 or better still 100 copies works out at a much better price per copy.
If your book is going to be sold in bookshops you will also need an International Standard Book Number.
  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or wish to discuss any aspects of your book with us.
Click to visit MyLiveBook
  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or wish to discuss any aspects of your book with us.
Promote your book once it is printed – for free.
Click to visit MyLiveBook
Telephone us on 01505 322614
Special Offer on Books
produced by Self-Publish-Books
at Gilmour Print

We will give you 20% discount on artwork charges on the production of your book plus supply the ISBN barcode* free of charge for the back cover on all orders received before 31 MARCH 2017**.

 * We will make the barcode from the ISBN supplied by you as the publisher of the book.
** Conditional on first order, 50% payment with order, balance paid on final PDF proof approval.
Contact Information from 1 November 2016 – Self Publish Books / Gilmour Print

Address: 12 Darluith Park, Brookfield, Renfrewshire PA5 8DD, Scotland, UK.

Telephone: 01505 322614.
You can contact us during normal business hours and also during the evening and weekends. If there is no one in the office calls divert to a mobile.


Uploading files: Files up to 5mB can be emailed to us.

Fax: If it is necessary to fax us, this can be done by arrangement. Please telephone first.

If you need to send larger files to us you can do this via – it’s free. If you click on the link the website explains what to do, using our email address above. If you have several small files that together come to more than 5mB it is probably more suitable to compress them together into one file using compression software and then send via If in doubt call or email us!

For further details on all of the above plus a contact form to email us from click here.
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Liam Liabru for jquery-match-height

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Webchief for the Simple jQuery Dropdown Menu.

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The team at jQuery.

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Erik Kallevig’s jquery.jShowOff Content Rotator on the book rotations on Free Author’s pages.
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