Helping companies and individuals since 1999

preparetopublish is a publishing agency which offers professional design and editorial services - specialising in books and magazines (consumer, trade and contract publishing). It is based in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, but with clients in the US and Europe as well as across the UK. The company is run by Andrew Chapman, who has 20 years' experience in all aspects of publishing. Our business is to help you get your project into a suitable printed or digital format. We can also source, commission and edit quality content for your website, customer magazine or promotional material. We work closely with numerous printers and can advise on all aspects of publishing. We have regular clients for whom we produce a wide variety of books, magazines and brochures, but we are always open to discussing new projects. Samples of our recent work are featured in the portfolio below.
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Your Family History

Monthly newsstand magazine: all editorial/design on behalf of Dennis Publishing

Discover Your Ancestors

Annual newsstand bookazine: commissioning, editing and all design

Discover Your Ancestors Periodical

Monthly digital magazine: commissioning, editing and design

Discover Touring

Annual newsstand bookazine and bi-monthly digital magazine: all design

Discover Art

Bi-monthly digital magazine and annual bookazine: all design


Thrice yearly magazine production, after redesign, for membership society

Caring Times

Monthly trade magazine: design of ads/advertorials and production since 1999

Journal of Dementia Care

Bi-monthly magazine: production since 2001, and some editing

Australian Journal of Dementia Care

Bi-monthly magazine: all design/production since 2012 launch


Quarterly poetry journal: complex typesetting of every issue

Residential Property Investor

Bi-monthly membership magazine: all editorial design since 2004

UK Dementia Congress

Annual event brochures since 2006

Property Professional

Combined four membership publications into new unified title - all design

Actors' Handbook

Typesetting since first edition in 2006, and some editing; ebook also produced

The Theatre Careers Handbook

Book typesetting; ebook also produced

A Conscious Englishman

Cover design for small press

Rhinos on the Lawn

Editing and typesetting of book for Cotswold Wildlife Park

The History & Heritage Handbook

Book editing, typesetting and publication

Past and present clients include: Dennis Publishing • Centaur Media plc • Discovery Media Group • Future Publishing • Hawker Publications • Haymarket Media Group • Higher Education Policy Unit • The National Federation of Property Professionals • Reed Business Information • Residential Landlords Association • Trinity Mirror
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Prepare to Publish Ltd • registered in England and Wales 7702884