If you don't have the time and/or resources to create your publications yourself, why not let us do it for you?
Our Database Publishing service will save you MONEY!
If you don't already have the staff with the skills to produce your publication, don't hire new people or try to get existing employees to take on the job - let our experts do it!
We will save you TIME!
Using our database publishing solution, CatBase, enables us to publish your data very efficiently. CatBase does the formatting of the text automatically, thus cutting down the amount of time it takes to publish your data. Deadlines are less deadly. Cash is conserved.
Just give us your spreadsheet or database ...
We can work with just about any data source: an Excel (or other) spreadsheet; XML file; CSV file; MySql database; Sql Server database; tab-delimited text file, etc.
We will make you look GREAT!
Our team of designers are highly skilled and experienced at designing catalogs, directories, price lists, and other types of publication. We will create a quality, stylish publication that you can be proud of.
Last-minute updates? Variable prices?
Sometimes a vital element of the catalog, such as the prices, are not available until the last minute. We can complete the layout and then quickly update all the prices at the last minute using our special updating scripts. Similarly, we can quickly create variations on the same publication with different pricing for different customers or territories.
We will save you PAIN!
Let us take on the headache of creating your publication - we'll get it done on time and within budget. We can:
- Design your publication
- Massage your data
- Proofread your copy (and write it, too if required!) - we have a professional editor on staff
- Create the layouts
- Give you ready-to-print files in QuarkXPress, InDesign or PDF document formats
The following table lists our basic pricing structure for our publishing services. Of course, some projects are more complex than others, so please use this information as a guide only.
|Database Setup||from £250||
Set up database tables and fields; data import; publishing styles. Price depends upon complexity of the project - send us a specification and we will provide you with a quote.
|Page Layout Template setup - using client's supplied template||£250||
Make any required modifications to the template to get it working correctly with CatBase text flow.
|Page Layout Template - Design from scratch (using client's supplied text and artwork)||from £500||
Depends upon complexity of the project. Ask for a quote.
|Scripting||£60 per hour||
We can write scripts to clean up and/or manipulate your data.
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|Content production|| ||
Minimum charge for content production: £250. Client supplies all data and artwork.
|Directory with no manually placed elements||£5 per page||
Can contain logos and pictures that are within the text flow and require no manual adjustment.
|Simple catalogue||£10 per page||
Catalogue pages that can contain pictures, logos etc., but require little or no manual formatting.
|More complex catalogue or directory layout||£15 per page||
Pages requiring manual adjustment
|Indexes and Tables of Contents||£0.30 per page|| |
Discounts may be available for large projects - please contact us for more details.
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What sorts of contract publishing projects can we do?
- "White Pages" telephone directories
- "Yellow Pages" telephone directories
- Price Lists
- Course Guides
- Exhibition Catalogs
- Classified Ads
- Membership Directories
- Association and Club Membership Directories
- ... or any kind of publication!
What sort of data can we work with?
We can take your data in practically any format, for example:
- A spreadsheet
- Word document
- Delimited text file
- QuarkXpress, FrameMaker, or InDesign document
- XML file
Let's see what you can do, then!
Here are some examples of directories and catalogues we have helped to produce:
Oyez Straker Multipack Catalogue
Read the Case Study
Data is provided to us as a csv (comma-delimited) text file; we turn this into a tagged file ready to import into an InDesign document, where all the data is automatically formatted.
Euronics Members' Directory
Data is provided in an Excel file; we convert this into tagged text ready to import into an InDesign document, where it is automatically formatted.