This is just a few samples of the work available on this site that we have designed, laid out and published.
Each image shows how books translate across different media. Clients sometimes come to us with a pre-conceived idea for the design, others we have free reign with little input.
Case Study - One Sponge Cake, 15 Unique Occasions
For this book, we were simply given a copy of the logo of the cookery school this book supports. This gave us our initial colour choices as well as the title font used on each page and photo. Beyond this we had a blank sheet to work with.
We created 3 initial concepts, of which this one was chosen with comparatively few changes from our original design concept. The book is now available on Kindle, iPDF and in print on a range of marketplaces.
This book is the first in a series.
1 - 3
One Sponge Cake, 15 Unique Occasions
12 Habits of Happily Lean People - Tracy Reck
ShapeShifter's range of publications
Our Design Process
With every project we start with a blank sheet, this way we can guarantee a truly unique design. We do not use templates and your book will never look the same as anyone else's. We don't believe in plagiarism either, so please do not ask us to copy anyone else's work.
As all our designs are 100% original, we also retain design copyright on every book produced. We actively enforce our copyright and will prosecute those found to be in breach. We feel this approach protects not only our designers, but also our clients as previously eBooks have been vulnerable to breach of copyright by individuals who wish to sell your content as their own.
We also do not release original editable artwork files as we have consider these to have little value to our client while having complex legal issues with regards to copyright. We consider our update process to be good value, and we would recommend using this option to update your eBook.
Why specialise in digital publishing and print-on-demand?
Why specialise in digital publications and print-on-demand?
Our parent site Kissed Off Creations Ltd is an environmentally focussed graphic design consultancy that specialises in making marketing greener and advises on reducing waste within the design industry. After producing a vast array of eBooks for individuals and corporate entities, we took the decision to launch a separate arm that could focus on this area of growth.
This has enabled us to concentrate on becoming specialists in this field, and we are developing new products and concepts all the time. Some of these will move forward into our packages, others will be suggested following receipt of your manuscript.
We have developed a very good relationship with copywriters both in our local area and globally. In particular we work with Clarify Copywriting who have very close ideals to our own. They cover a wide range of topics and will conduct an interview with you prior to writing up your copy. To find out more about their service please contact us.
Post Sales Support
Post Sales Support
After your book has been uploaded for selling, this is not the end of our service. We are happy to support you in marketing and advertising your book. Also, we will help you to keep your content up to date with an update service available upon request.
We recommend you have your own social media links set up, in particular Twitter and Pinterest as these are good forums to promote your work. We can give you advice on how to do this successfully. In addition to this, we frequently market our books through our own twitter feeds, social media and at the networking and events we do.
ShapeShifter Inc. - Fitness Packages
"When we decided to raise the bar for production quality in the online fitness niche, we turned to Natalie to do the layouts for our program manuals, charts, and reports. She really went the distance, putting in extra hours to meet our crazy launch deadlines and accommodating all our last minute tweaks. We're extremely happy with the finished product, and will continue to use her services for all our layout needs."
- Ryan & Adam, ShapeShifter Media, Inc.
Mike Cecchin - How to Drink While Dieting
"Natalie is amazing. I've been lucky enough to work with her on a few projects now and every time she over performs and goes that extra mile to make sure my projects get the attention they need to go from good to great. It's important to have team members that care as much about your project as you do. If there is ever a project I can include Natalie on, I do, because I can guarantee it will be done right.
- Mike Cecchin, Independent Author
Total Wellness Consulting - Wellness Publications and Marketing
"Natalie has done a number of projects for me with incredible outcomes. She has taken bland looking PDFs and turned them into visually stimulating and easy to navigate programs that have wowed our clients. I would highly recommend her services to anyone for the same.
- Yuri Elkaim
Ron Ellis - Book Cover Design
"Everything done by Kissed Off Creations Ltd was more than expected. The cover design completely fulfilled my vague guidelines and was just what I wanted. Kissed Off Creations were true experts in all phases of my project. I hope to be able to use them again for future projects."
- Ron Ellis
Ryan Murdock - Personal Development eBook
"Natalie did an outstanding job with my book Personal Freedom: A Guide to Creating the Life of Your Dreams. We did both PDF and Kindle versions. I know from past experience how tricky it is to get Kindle formatting exactly right. Natalie's design was clean, it flowed, and it perfectly suited the subject matter of the book. She's a pleasure to work with, and she always manages to turn a project around on even the tightest most unreasonable deadline."
- Ryan Murdock
Ideal Bodies Online - Fit & Firm Female Club
"Natalie provides us with some really great training and diet programs that were well-laid out and easy to understand for the client. The designs are catchy and Natalie always has fresh new ideas about how to make the documents user-friendly. Natalie is always prompt with responding to emails and her turnaround time is very quick. If ever there is a delay or time that Natalie is unable to work, she is always sure to inform me, I am very impressed by the service I received from Natalie."
- Sue Heintze
Terms and Conditions
All work carried out by Kissed Off Creations Ltd is subject to the following Terms and Conditions. We maintain the right to update these terms at any time.
All work undertaken by Kissed Off Creations Ltd is subject to and covered by the UK Copyright Laws in addition to any Copyright Laws in the Client’s country. Copyright can only be released by the giving of a fee and with accompanying documentation declaring the exchange complete.
Kissed Off Creations Ltd retain the right to use all artwork created as part of their Portfolio and Marketing material. All artwork will be retained for immediate recall for 6 months after completion. Archives will be retained for 3 years.
Payment Terms (for Bespoke Clients only)
We require written approval of our quote prior to work being commenced, as well as a signed copy of our terms and conditions (these will be issued at the time of quoting).
Our payment terms are based on 28 days from the date of the invoice, and our invoices are usually issued upon completion of work. In circumstances where we believe there may be an issue with payment, or where a project is likely to exceed £500, we withhold the right to issue invoices on a work-in-progress basis. A 50% deposit is usually requested for projects with first time clients.
Payment can be made directly via BACS or IBAN. Other alternative methods of payment are available upon request, but there may be additional charges to use these services (which will be explained to you at the time of request, as well as being identified clearly on our invoices).
No credit will be extended beyond 28 days, and interest will be charged on overdue accounts beyond 30 days at UK base rate + 8%. For first time clients (and some other individual circumstances), an upfront deposit will be requested (up to 50% of the expected balance). These funds will need to be cleared before work can commence.
In the event of non-payment, all work will remain the property of Kissed Off Creations Ltd. including all proofs, any printable files or digital copies. Transfer of these files to a third party will be considered breech of contract and legal action will be sought. We will also pass your account to a credit control agency after your invoice goes 30 days overdue unless a payment plan has been agreed. No royalties will be paid where there is an overdue account, but they will instead be transferred to paying off the account.
Completed items will remain property of Kissed Off Creations Ltd. until balance is paid in full. Original artwork and digital files will only be transferred from Kissed Off Creations Ltd after an additional charge has been paid, and with inclusion of a suitable Design Copyright notice recognising the Company’s work. Design copyright, unless agreed as part of the above quote, will remain with Kissed Off Creations Ltd indefinitely.
Our full payment terms are available upon request.
Kissed Off Creations Ltd has a Client Dispute Procedure which is available upon request.
Where you have requested a bespoke service, we require written approval of our quote prior to work being commenced, as well as a signed copy of the Terms and Conditions included with your quote. The turnaround times quoted commence from receipt of the signed agreement and all materials the Client has agreed to provide.
Where you have purchased a package through this website, these terms apply immediately and the turnaround times quoted start from your initial order and upload of full materials required to complete the project. Where materials are found to be incomplete, we will notify you within 24 hours. Turnaround will only start from when all materials are within our possession.
We aim to keep the client informed of any foreseeable delays to turnaround times,
and notify of any unforeseen delays within 12 hours of the delay being identified
In order to meet the turnaround times quoted, we rely on The Client’s prompt response
to all correspondence, including the provision of all materials agreed herein, prompt responses at concept and proof approval stages.
To respond to all correspondence sent by the Company and their Suppliers within 2 business days (this includes weekends if weekend working has been requested by the Client). Where a priority project has been requested, we request all emails etc to be responded to within 12 hours. Delay in responding to our correspondence will impact on our turnaround times.
To ensure all content given to Kissed Off Creations (eg text, images, fonts, etc) are either owned by the Client or used under licence. Kissed Off Creations Ltd. and their suppliers reserve the right to request proof of this ownership at any time during the process.
To check all work prior to print/final production as per our Proof Approval Form, this is to ensure client satisfaction with the end product. Once this form is signed no further changes will be made without specific client approval in writing.
To abide by our payment terms.
To recognise our copyright, and to not abuse, disassemble or manipulate (other than in previously agreed form notified in writing by the Company) any digital files provided. Nor is it permitted to provide our design work to other companies (unless we have given our prior permission) to use in any form (either in its original form or as a derivative work).
To listen to the Client’s requests, acknowledge these and where necessary suggest amendments or carry out requests.
To involve the client at each stage of product development.
As part of Kissed Off Creations Ltd.’s Green Policy, the designer has the responsibility
of suggesting greener ways to produce your project, as well as implementing green technologies on behalf of the company.
By using this website, purchasing packages or approving a bespoke quote you have requested from Kissed Off Publications/Kissed Off Creations Ltd, you are agreeing to the terms above.
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