1 What's your company called?
Tech-Set Limited. We were established in 1979.
2 What services or products do you offer?
We provide all aspects of editorial, production and digital services to academic, educational, trade and self-publishers.
3 How can you help IPG members?
We can help fellow IPG members by providing an unrivalled professional editorial, production and digital service. With a justified reputation as one of the most experienced and respected publishing packagers in the UK, members can expect the highest quality of service when working with Tech-Set. Now into our 40th year of business, our team of experts posses the skill, ability and knowledge to meet and surpass any client brief throughout their project. Whether it’s books, journals, reports or examination papers, Tech-Set has it covered.
4 What do you enjoy about working in publishing?
We enjoy working with publishing professionals; being involved in the journey that creates a publication from manuscript to finished book excites and inspires us. We relish the challenges that our industry continues to throw up, especially on the production side. We embrace all forms of digital advancements and are continually looking to expand our client base to work with like-minded companies or individuals.
5 What do you think is the single biggest opportunity and the single biggest threat for independent publishers right now?
We believe the biggest opportunity for independent publishers is the new digital age of publishing. With the new capabilities from digital platforms, the reach and impact they can have worldwide is infinite. The single biggest threat is the dropping of standards in publishing, especially in the area of production and editorial, where some publishers see output as just a ‘product’—not something that has been crafted by individuals.
6 What do you want to get out of belonging to the IPG?
We would like to be connected with people who have similar needs and ideologies; to meet with individuals who work in our industry and realise how special it is; and to work with professionals who are passionate about their projects. We want to form a relationship with companies and individuals so that when they see our name they will recognise it as one associated with quality and service, all linked together by the IPG.