Laura Jones-Rivera

Laura Jones-Rivera – Designer

Award-winning book production specialist for 10+ years, helping first-time self-publishing authors via typesetting and general assistance.

Overview

With 10+ years of experience in book production I LOVE all things typesetting and interior book design across a range of genres.


I've helped dozens of first-time & well-established self-publishing authors get their books designed, printed, and out into the world.


Previous clients include companies such as the Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury and small companies across the world, like Charco Press and Knights Of.


I can typeset books for print AND ebook across all genres including historical fiction, fantasy, contemporary fiction, sci-fi, short story collections, anthologies, memoir, and so much more.


Working with me will involve swift, clear correspondence and a competitively quick turnaround, to allow as much time as possible for tweaks and perfecting your book.


Testimonials from previous clients almost always include 'quick and efficient' so you won't find yourself twiddling your thumbs for too long!


βœ… Services I offer:

- book interior design and typesetting, providing you with a gorgeous print-ready PDF

- ebook creation for all platforms in various formats (epub, kpf etc)

- personal assistance in uploading your book to platforms like KDP, IngramSpark etc


❌ Services I do not offer:

- cover design


Thank you for taking the time to consider me for your project, I hope to work with you soon! πŸ‘‹

Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Anthologies Contemporary Fiction Poetry Short Story
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Political Science & Current Affairs Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Languages
English
Awards
  • One of 12 women shaping the future as selected by Margaret Atwood in the Sunday Times
  • Rising Star 2022, The Bookseller
  • Publisher of the Year 2022, Scottish National Book Awards
Certifications
  • English Literature MA, University of Edinburgh
  • Publishing Studies MLitt, University of Stirling

Work experience

Self-employed

Jul, 2016 β€” Present

As co-owner and co-publisher at my own award winning publishing company (that unfortunately Reedsy won't allow me to name but we were Scotland's Publisher of the Year), I lead a number of areas within the alternative publisher, including production. I am responsible for typesetting all of our books and arranging the printing and delivery as well as the schedule.

Dead Ink

Nov, 2020 β€” Aug, 2022 (over 1 year)

I assisted the Liverpool publisher Dead Ink as Interim Publisher, producing and promoting their list and commissioning for future. Tasks included: editorial, typesetting, proofing, design, sales, social media, etc.

Self-employed

Jun, 2015 β€” Present

Typesetting and ebook-creation services for publishers and self-publishing authors.

Saraband Books

Jun, 2014 β€” Jul, 2015 (about 1 year)

My duties were wide ranging including copy writing, editing and design for public and industry recipients through channels such as MailChimp; author and industry liaison; event organisation; full novel typesetting and ebook creation in InDesign and much more.

Portfolio

Made with Reedsy
The Auctioneers

Schneider, Florian

Typography Book Interior Design
Made with Reedsy
Switching to Analog

Moseley, Katie

Typography Book Interior Design
Typography Book Interior Design
Made with Reedsy
The Sins of Others

Schneider, Florian

Typography Book Interior Design
Typography Book Interior Design
Typography Book Interior Design
Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Typography Book Interior Design
Typography Book Interior Design
Typography Book Interior Design
Typography Book Interior Design

Laura has 17 reviews

Professionalism

Quality

Value

Responsiveness

Janice P.

Janice P.

Feb, 2024

Laura was awesome. She made sure everything I did was correct and on track with my vision. Could not have done this without her professional help. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs help setting up their book for publication.
Laura J.
Thank you Janice, hope everything goes well with the book!
Nate F.

Nate F.

Feb, 2024

Laura was great! Very fairly-priced, quick, and delivered the project exactly like I wanted it. I would love to work with her again!
Kathleen T.

Kathleen T.

Nov, 2023

Laura exceeded my expectations helping me get my book to market. She accommodated all the issues I was having getting my paperback and ebook formatted correctly and beautifully, as well as helping me upload the correct book covers. She also responded to my problems with quick and timely responses and solutions, all the while keeping the cost within my budget. I can't say enough about her. I wo...
Read more
Katie M.

Katie M.

Oct, 2023

Laura is attentive to details and communicates all of your options and why she recommends some over others. She also honors the author's final say and is very receptive to collaboration in this sense. I really enjoyed working with her creatively. I had some unique lay-outs and she made them work with seamless flow. I highly recommend her for formatting needs!
Dominika C.

Dominika C.

Aug, 2023

It's been such a pleasure to work with Laura - she's truly an author's dream. She delivered everything on time, as per the deadlines set at the beginning of the project and was incredibly fast to respond to all my messages. If there were any amends to be made, she dealt with it quickly. I couldn't recommend Laura enough and I'll definitely work with her again on future projects.

Sign up to read more reviews

Create a free Reedsy account to connect with Laura and thousands of other publishing professionals on Reedsy.

Professionals similar to Laura

Get a range of offers by requesting quotes from multiple professionals.

John Yates

John Y.

Designer for the likes of Chicago Review Press, North Atlantic, PM Press, Steerforth, Haymarket, AK Press, Reaction, Wisdom, and... you?

Alameda, CA, USA

92% reply rate

View profile
Victoria Heath Silk

Victoria H.

Designing books and book covers, and promo graphics

Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

100% reply rate

View profile
Brandi Avant

Brandi A.

I am a graphic designer with over 12 years of experience in academic publishing.

Columbia, SC, United States

100% reply rate

View profile