Ready to Publish your book? We can help.

MAKTABA provides Muslim authors and publishers with services to get books designed and published through print-on-demand channels, together with help and advice on getting them distributed through major online and high-street booksellers. We also offer social media and branding design for your author platform, and book coaching for novelists.

Our Services

Hardback
Cover Design and Interior Typesetting

Hardback book cover design and interior formatting, including optional dust jacket, PDF files ready for black and white or colour printing through print-on-demand channels and help and advice to get your book distributed through major online retailers and brick and mortar booksellers. We work with you to understand your vision for your book and suggest various options for you to choose from.

In order to use this service you will need to set up an account with a print-on-demand service such as KDP or Ingramspark. If you get stuck with setting up an account we can help guide you through the process.

£699

Monthly instalment payment options available

Paperback
Cover Design and Interior Typesetting

Paperback book cover design and interior formatting, including matte or gloss finish, PDF files ready for black and white or colour printing through print-on-demand channels, and help and advice to get your book distributed through major online retailers and brick and mortar booksellers. We work with you to understand your vision for your book and suggest various options for you to choose from. 

In order to use this service you will need to set up an account with a print-on-demand service such as KDP or Ingramspark. If you get stuck with setting up an account we can help guide you through the process.

£599

Monthly instalment payment options available

Ebook
Cover Design and Interior Formatting

Ebook cover and EPUB file formatted and ready to publish through online Ebook retailers. We work with you to understand your vision for your Ebook and suggest various options for you to choose from. Three to five cover mock-ups for you to choose from using your graphic and photo assets and/or stock library assets. Five revisions included for both cover and interior files. Additional revisions are charged at an hourly rate of £35.

In order to use this service you will need to set up an account with a print-on-demand service such as KDP or Ingramspark. If you get stuck with setting up an account we can help guide you through the process.

£399

Monthly instalment payment option available

Offers

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Hardback, paperback and Ebook book design and typesetting

£1199
Monthly instalment payment options available

Includes

  • Best price for all three formats.
  • Working together to understand and clarify your vision for the look and feel of your books, including book size, paper type, style, fonts and colours.
  • Three to five cover mock-ups for you to choose from using your graphic and photo assets and/or stock library assets.
  • Five revisions included for both cover and interior files. Additional revisions are charged at an hourly rate of £35.
  • Cover design and interior formatting provided as PDF and EPUB files, ready for use through print-on-demand channels and Ebook retailers.
  • Reach a wider audience through providing print and digital formats
  • Help and advice on getting your book distributed through major online retailers and bookstores.
  • In order to use this service you will need to set up an account with a print-on-demand service such as KDP or Ingramspark. If you get stuck with setting up an account we can help guide you through the process.
  • The price quoted is for a normal manuscript. If your manuscript is very long or has complicated design or formatting requirements you may receive a higher no-obligation quote once your project has been assessed.
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Social Media Kit -Brand clarity and content strategy for your author platform

£999
Monthly instalment payment options available

Includes

  • branding consultation to choose fonts, colours and style to give your social media posts a cohesive feel and the look you want.
  • 10 social media assets designed according to your social media needs and ready for posting, which can also be used as templates for your future posts, including up to three one minute videos for reels, tiktoks etc.
  • Instruction on how to use templates to create new posts using free software.
  • Assets are designed using your own audio visual materials or materials sourced from stock sites. Graphics, audio, video and photos from these sites are subject to the terms of use stipulated for them.
  • Appeal to a wider audience through a well-designed, more attractive social media presence.
  • Choose designs and types of post according to the social media platforms you are most active on and your marketing goals, for example instagram reels or carousel posts, Pinterest posts, Amazon A+ content, Book launch announcements, endorsements etc.
  • Does not include logo design. Maktaba can design a custom vector logo for you for £499 if you need one.
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Twelve months of book coaching for novelists to complete your first draft

£2499
or twelve monthly payments of £215

Includes

  • Monthly guidance through the process of structuring your novel and writing your first draft
  • Receive in-depth feedback and suggestions on your ideas and your writing
  • Learn to connect with your reader to enable them to feel like they are experiencing your story themselves, becoming immersed in it.
  • Ensure your novel has enough tension and suspense to make it a page-turner.
  • Create characters your readers can relate and connect to and a story they will really enjoy.
  • Make your novel memorable and meaningful
  • Discover how to overcome writer's block by stepping back and seeing the overall structure of your novel.
  • Learn to introduce foreshadowing and give your readers puzzle pieces to figure out what is going on.
  • Choose the right POV for your book and use internal dialogue and personal dilemmas to engage your reader more personally in the story.
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Why Us?

Custom Design

Making sure we understand your vision, we use your graphic and photo assets and suggest stock library assets and colour and font possibilities to achieve the look and feel you would like for your book, offering you several options to choose from and modifying the design to your specifications.*

* Five revisions each for the cover and interior files included in the prices quoted. Extra revisions after this will incur an additional fee of £25.

Advice and Support

We offer support through your self-publishing journey. Although it is possible to do it all yourself, it can be confusing trying to work out how. Our experience will ensure the process is easy and done in the most effective way for distribution to booksellers.

Peace of Mind

With our services you can rest assured that your book is designed to a high standard with correct internal formatting and custom cover design. We will ensure that your files meet the specifications for print-on-demand publishing channels.
We can also handle multilingual publications including Arabic and Persian text and transliteration.

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