David Robert Typesetting, a typesetter I've not heard of, is now offering various publishing services, some of which are rather odd:
Yep. Don't do that. Publishers and agents don't want PDFs or typeset files, they just want clean copy in Word format.You have your book written and the next step is to get your book typeset and send a message to the publishers - let them know you are serious and mean business and you want to get your book published!
Out their what?We design and typeset your book, supply you with a PDF, and then you send off to the many publishers out their.
Sending book covers and typeset files to publishers only shows them you don't know how publishing works. Seriously, don't do this.Push the boat out!
As package 1 and 2 but with the following extras:
This also included a front cover, front inside cover, back inside cover and back cover.
Complete and professional: a message to the publishers.
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TAKE THIS OPTION.Want to get published, but maybe do not have too much money to spend. David Robert can offer this special package.
All the benefits of package 1: but cheaper, 25 per cent cheaper.
Basically, we design and typeset your book, as package 1, but then if you get your book published, David Robert will own 25 per cent of the book.
Even if that final option weren't such a bad idea, I'm still not convinced.
And from this page,
The site is full of spelling errors, misused hyphens, punctuation problems and clunky constructions.Not heard of David Robert before? This is because in the past David Robert has set books for other typesetters and book publishing professionals, so lots of books designed and typeset by David Robert have actually had other typesetters details on the imprint page. All work is UK based, with a UK workforce.
WHO HAS DAVID ROBERT TYPESET FOR?
Penguin, Puffin, Bloomsbury, Hodder and Stoughton, Constable and Robinson, Little Brown, Verso, Oxford University Press...to name but a few! We could carry on and name all the companies and all the authors we have worked with, but I am sure you get the idea...
I wouldn't use them for typesetting: I certainly wouldn't use them to produce typeset PDFs to send out to agents and publishers because that is not what publishers want: and a company which has worked for so many of them should know that.