Paul Baillie-Lane

Paul Baillie-Lane - Designer

London, UK

A book designer with over 10 years' experience, I create unique and beautiful book interior designs for the perfect reading experience

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Hi there!

I believe that the text design and content of a book should be carefully matched – like food and fine wine – to give the reader the most pleasurable reading experience. To bring your story to life, I will create a beautiful page design and typeset your work in a print-ready and ebook format, incorporating eye-catching typography, images and layout.

About me:

I'm a friendly, versatile and energetic publishing professional with over 10 years' experience in the industry, collaborating with publishers and authors to create bespoke book layouts. I spent 3 years at UK publisher Faber & Faber, with the company winning the Nobel Prize in Literature (Ishiguro), the Booker Prize (Milkman) and Independent Publisher of the Year (2018 and 2019) during my time – all down to me, of course! Kidding...

From simple to complex designs and typography, to collating and inputting text and image corrections, and from unedited manuscript to print-ready files, I provide full project management, page design and typesetting services for new or experienced authors, and can work to any genre, design or budget.

I look forward to working with you!

Paul


Languages
English
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Fantasy
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense
Non-Fiction
History
Music
Religion & Spirituality
Self-Help & Self-Improvement

Work experience

Project Editor

Faber & Faber
September, 2017 – December, 2019 (about 2 years)

Project Editor

Vision Sports Publishing
April, 2014 – December, 2016 (over 2 years)

Freelance designer and typesetter

Self-employed
June, 2013 – Present (almost 8 years)

Senior Editor

The History Press
January, 2013 – December, 2013 (11 months)

Project Editor

The History Press
June, 2012 – February, 2013 (8 months)

Portfolio (20 selected works)

World Rugby Yearbook 2016

Karen Bond, Paul Baillie-Lane, John Griffiths

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 of Rugby World Cup 2015 - the biggest and best tournament to date with more than 2.4 million fans attending the matches and watched in 7... 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 of Rugby World Cup 2015 - the biggest and best tournament to date with more than 2.4 million fans attending the matches and watched in 7... read more

Lane, The

Martin Cloake, Adam Powley, Steve Perryman

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 nursery for growing fruit and veg located on land behind the nearby White Hart pub was purchased, the stands from the old ground dismantled a... read more

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 nursery for growing fruit and veg located on land behind the nearby White Hart pub was purchased, the stands from the old ground dismantled a... read more

The Elegant Lie

Sam Eastland

Under the Night

Alan Glynn

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 delivery through DHL/FedEx express.

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 delivery through DHL/FedEx express.

The Shrouded Path

Sarah Ward

Kismet

Luke Tredget

Leila

Prayaag Akbar

Beastie Boys Book

Michael Diamond, Adam Horovitz

Before She Knew Him

Peter Swanson

Fryderyk Chopin: A Life and Times

Professor Alan Walker

Cold Desert Sky (Charlie Yates 3)

Rod Reynolds

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 delivery through DHL/FedEx express.

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 delivery through DHL/FedEx express.

Collusion: How Russia Helped Trump Win the White House

Luke Harding

MOSCOW, July 1987. Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump visits Soviet Russia for the first time at the invitation of the government. LONDON, December 2016. Luke Harding meets former MI6 officer Christopher Steele to discuss the president-elects connections with Russia. Harding follows two leads; money and sex. WASHINGTON, January 2017. Steeles explosive dossier alleges that the Kremlin has been 'cu... read more

MOSCOW, July 1987. Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump visits Soviet Russia for the first time at the invitation of the government. LONDON, December 2016. Luke Harding meets former MI6 officer Christopher Steele to discuss the president-elects connections with Russia. Harding follows two leads; money and sex. WASHINGTON, January 2017. Steeles explosive dossier alleges that the Kremlin has been 'cu... read more

Death Is Hard Work

Khaled Khalifa

The Happy Brain: The Science of Where Happiness Comes From, and Why

Dean Burnett

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 delivery through DHL/FedEx express.

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 delivery through DHL/FedEx express.

Tunnel Vision

Kevin Breathnach

Paul has 11 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Rebecca Brimhall
Paul has been wonderful to work with. He made sure I got exactly what I wanted in my interior design every step of the way. As a first-time self-publisher, I’m still learning the ins and outs of the process, and Paul has been so patient and helpful while I navigate the issues that arise. I love the final product, and I will definitely be calling on him again!

Rebecca Brimhall, March 2021

Paul Baillie-Lane
Thanks for the kind review, Becca. It was a pleasure to work with you!

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Alexis Besse
You shouldn't hesitate to hire Paul for your typesetting and interior design jobs. Paul has tons of experience, making the process very easy and smooth. I worked with Paul on my new book, which contained a fairly complex layout with images and charts. He offered a number of design options to fit with the tone of the book and the cover design. What I liked the most is that he understood from the...
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Alexis Besse, February 2021


Heather Milligan
Paul was fantastic to work with. He was patient with my tedious changes and helped me along the way !

Heather Milligan, January 2021

Paul Baillie-Lane
Good luck with the book, Heather!

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john wood
I don't know if I've ever experienced a more satisfying collaboration than on my interior-design project with Paul Baillie-Lane for my book Dispatches from Paradise: Two Years in the Land of Smiles. From day 1, he was professional, knowledgeable, creative, swift in all communications, and precise with each task or correction. But what I prized the most was his gentle advice, suggestions, and ba...
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john wood, October 2020


Avanti Centrae
Paul did a beautiful job designing the interior of SOLSTICE SHADOWS. He came up with a design that I really liked, and it turned out well. My understanding of the original schedule wasn't met, but there was enough time built in before publication that we wrapped up a day before final files were due. As we found ARC typos and awards were won, Paul updated the files with friendly enthusiasm. Over...
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Avanti Centrae, September 2020

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