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The Choir Press
132 Bristol Road
01452 500016


Trade Pricing

We pay royalties on print on demand books monthly and because the royalty is calculated by using the trade cost of printing your book you will receive a bigger royalty from us than under almost any other publishing arrangement.
Personal Service
With The Choir Press you’ll always be dealing with a named contact on a one to one personal basis who will be knowledgeable about your book. You can phone and visit us.  We've helped to publish 1000s of books for publishers of all kinds from sole traders to international publishing groups covering almost every genre.

Copyediting / Proofreading


Copyediting is an essential part of producing a professionally published book. Self-publishing authors rarely have the budget to match the books produced by large publishing firms but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t strive to achieve professional standards. Our editors are objective and vigilant and rest assured you won’t be paying for several layers of management conducting meetings in palatial offices. Our editors find errors of syntax, grammar, punctuation, sense, tense, inconsistency, spelling and repetition. Our fee includes the correction of these errors on the typescript although in some cases we may need to refer the script to you for correction if for example corrections affect the structure of the narrative. Our editor will refer queries to the author by email or letter if preferred.

Copyediting is charged from £6.50 per thousand words and is not subject to VAT when included in the general publishing process to produce and supply you with books. Some manuscripts require specialist subject editors who will be more expensive.

Editing is a service that cannot be automated and an allowance of 3-6 weeks in the production schedule is usually necessary.


Proofreading a manuscript will ensure that common errors of grammar, punctuation and spelling are identified before we get too far into a publishing project. Proofreading is not a guarantee that the manuscript is worthy of publication but it does help to ensure that certain fundamental errors are addressed. Proofreading is not a substitute for editing, and some errors we discover may involve such extensive correction that we will refer the script back to the author.  Proofreading is popular with authors of privately published books where the book is not likely to come under the same scrutiny as a commercial venture. Proofreading is charged from £4.50 per thousand words and is not subject to VAT when included in the general publishing process to produce and supply you with books.

Initial assessment

If you would like an initial assessment of your manuscript to help you to decide whether you would like to proceed with self-publishing and we can give you an editor’s assessment of an extract of your book of up to 5,000 words. This is entirely optional and does not commit you to publishing. Our editor will carry out a general assessment of the extract to form an opinion about whether your book would benefit from additional work by the author before submission for publication. The fee for this appraisal is £75 plus VAT and is payable in advance.

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What our clients say

“At every stage you consulted, gave gentle advice and kept me up to date with progress. I could not have asked for more.” Michael Jones, Northampton

Company Information

The Choir Press is an imprint and trading style of Action Publishing Technology Ltd. Registered in England in 1982 No. 1602223

The Choir Press

132 Bristol Road
Call: 01452 500016