Paul Baillie-Lane

Paul Baillie-Lane – Designer

Experienced designer and book manager who guides authors through the publishing process to gives their books an edge in the marketplace

Overview

Are you looking for an experienced design professional to lead you from manuscript to print-ready book and ebook?


Do you require full project management and publishing guidance to bring your book to the marketplace?


With me, you’re in safe hands!


I believe that the text design and content of a book should be carefully matched – like food and fine wine – to give authors an edge in the marketplace and readers the most pleasurable reading experience. To bring your book to life, I’ll create a beautiful cover and page design, incorporating eye-catching typography, images and layout, then typeset in a print-ready PDF and ebook format for upload to print-on-demand platforms.


· No upfront costs – you only pay when final files are delivered and you’re 100% satisfied.

· No hidden costs – if you have last-minute design changes or fiddly text corrections after proofreading, everything is included.

· No unanswered questions – with a vast amount of experience and knowledge in publishing, I will guide you every step of the way.



About me:


I'm a friendly, versatile and energetic publishing professional with a Master's Degree in Book Publishing and 15 years' experience in the industry, collaborating with authors and publishers, including Faber & Faber and Hachette, to manage projects and design bespoke interior page layouts and marketing materials.


Send me your brief today!

Services
Fiction
Christian Fiction Contemporary Fiction Epic Fantasy Historical Fiction Humor & Comedy Mystery & Crime Romance Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English
Certifications
  • BA Hons History (University of Plymouth, UK)
  • Master's Book Publishing (University of Plymouth, UK)

Work experience

Faber & Faber

Sep, 2017 — Dec, 2019 (about 2 years)

Vision Sports Publishing

Apr, 2014 — Dec, 2016 (over 2 years)

Self-employed

Jun, 2013 — Present

The History Press

Jan, 2013 — Dec, 2013 (11 months)

The History Press

May, 2009 — Feb, 2013 (over 3 years)

Portfolio

Isle of Dragons (Book 1)

Thompson, L. A.

Independently published

Typography Book Interior Design Production Management
Ayoade on Top

Ayoade, Richard

Production Management
Book Interior Design Production Management
The Elegant Lie

Sam Eastland

Production Management
Production Management
Isle of Dragons: The Hidden Library

Thompson, Mrs L. A.

Independently published

Book Interior Design Production Management
Typography Book Interior Design
Production Management
Book Interior Design Production Management
Book Interior Design Production Management
Who am I, again?

Henry, Lenny

Production Management
Book Interior Design Production Management
911 From Your Soul

Thompson, Jeanine

Production Management
Typography Book Interior Design
Typography Book Interior Design
Cover Design Book Interior Design Production Management
Production Management
Tunnel Vision

Kevin Breathnach

Book Interior Design
Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book na... read more
Production Management
Death Is Hard Work

Khaled Khalifa

Production Management
Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition. Fast... read more
Before She Knew Him

Peter Swanson

Beastie Boys Book

Michael Diamond

Book Interior Design
Leila

Prayaag Akbar

Kismet

Luke Tredget

Please Read Notes: Brand New, International Softcover Edition, Printed in black and white pages, minor self wear on the cover or pages, Sale restriction may be printed on the book, but Book name, contents, and author are exactly same as Hardcover Edition. Fast... read more
Lane, The

Martin Cloake

In 1899 Spurs had a problem. The football club formed as 'Hotspur FC' just 17 years previously was now so popular that their 14,000 capacity ground at Northumberland Park was unable to cope with the growing crowds. So, in the summer of that year a former nurse... read more
Bumper Rugby World Cup 2015 review edition of the acclaimed World Rugby Yearbook, the ever-popular and utterly comprehensive review of the rugby year. The World Rugby Yearbook 2016 is the largest edition of the book to date. It includes a comprehensive review ... read more

Paul has 32 reviews

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Kris N.

Kris N.

Jul, 2024

I was very satisfied with my collaboration with Paul. He was very professional and patient and did a great job. I strongly recommend him to anyone looking for a talented designer.
Paul B.
Thanks, Kris – best of luck with the book launch!
Stephen M.

Stephen M.

Jul, 2024

Not the first time I've worked with Paul, and I'm sure it won't be the last. For an independent author having someone with Paul's patience and professionalism on your side is hugely important, comforting, and worth every penny.
Lauren T.

Lauren T.

Jun, 2024

Paul was very efficient and passionate in his work. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a designer for their book!
Paul B.
Thank you, Lauren! Great to work with you, and best of luck with the series. Paul
Jeff F.

Jeff F.

Apr, 2024

Great to work with Paul. Quick, highly responsive and professional. I have Book 2 coming out soon, and will ask him to work with me on that one also. J.M.F. Fisher
Paul B.
Thanks, Jeff. Best of luck with the book, and I look forward to working with you again. Pau
Jill C.

Jill C.

Mar, 2024

Paul is a quick, responsive and professional typesetter of both print and ebooks. He enters into projects with enthusiasm and insight into the author’s needs. Very happy with the outcome!
Paul B.
Thanks for the kind review, Jill. Best of luck at the festival!

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