InRoad Publishing

From manuscript to published book…

Editing, proofreading, formatting, styling – your manuscript is in safe hands.

We have extensive experience of working with: fiction and non-fiction books; children's and other picture books; academic, business and professional documents.

NOTE: InRoad is not a vanity publishing service nor a publishing house.Most of our commissions are from authors preparing books for publication or submission to a publisher/agent.Publishing a book consists of a number of steps, and we can take care of ANY or ALL of those – including setting up your publication with vendors and distributors.The end product is your independently published work.

We also work with technical, academic and other forms of non-creative writing.Not sure what you need?No problem! Contact us for a no-obligation consultation.Likewise, we are happy to provide a no-obligation estimate of costs.

How much does it cost?

For text-based documents, we charge based on word count.
For documents that involve layout work (e.g. picture books), we charge by the hour.

Text-based documents

  • Editing: £6 per 1,000 words

  • Proofreading: £5 per 1,000 words

  • Typesetting (PDF): £10 per 10,000 words

  • eBook formatting (epub, mobi): from £30

  • Full publishing package (includes all of the above + cover creation/design): from £400

  • Document conversions also available – contact us for further information.

Layout-heavy documents

  • £25 per hour

  • Includes, as necessary, editing and proofreading of text, cleaning up of existing artwork.

Cover creation/design

  • Front cover only: from £30

  • Full wrap (paperback/hardcover): from £50

Sample Covers


“If anyone is looking for editorial services, I can wholeheartedly recommend Debbie McGowan, who has done such a superb job on my book and with whom it is an absolute pleasure to work.”
Bob Stone, author and owner of Write Blend bookshop, Liverpool, UK.
“I cannot recommend her enough. I'll put my hand in the fire for her, that's how good she is!”
– Hans M Hirschi, author
“After the service I received from Beaten Track Publishing, I would highly recommend any company Debbie McGowan was in charge of for people with a book on the "back burner" they are wanting to publish. Debbie and her team are efficient, friendly and extremely easy to work with.”
– Sheila Kendall, author, editor – Bradford Writers Circle

Contact Us

Please use this form to send us a brief message outlining which services you are interested in and any other information you think we might need so we can answer your query.We usually reply within 2–3 business days.Alternatively, contact us via one of the socal media sites linked below.NOTE: InRoad Publishing is the sister company of Beaten Track Publishing, the latter of which we use for correspondence.

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