Book Publishing Solutions

There’s nothing better than a book to mark a company’s anniversary, celebrate a business’s achievement or promote an agency’s capabilities to a wider audience.

We provide a range of professional publishing services to outside bodies, which include but are not limited to:

  • project management
  • commissioning authors and photographers
  • editing, proofreading, indexing
  • cover and inside page design
  • typesetting and correction
  • legal deposits
  • drawing up sales and marketing plans
  • preparing key selling tools
  • presenting the title to the trade
  • arranging the printing of the book
  • sales and distribution
  • arranging television and radio coverage wherever possible
  • organising launch events
  • mailing review copies
  • arranging television and radio coverage wherever possible

So if you have an idea for a book, we can make it a reality. The team at Blackstaff has extensive experience of working on all kinds of books, including heavily illustrated coffee table hardbacks as well as more text-based histories. We can manage all stages of production, as well as publicity, marketing and sales.

We have worked with a number of organisations and companies, including Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Belfast Solicitors’ Association, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast City Council, Manufacturing Northern Ireland and many more.

We have a flexible approach to each individual project, and we’d be delighted to talk to you about your ideas or answer any questions you may have.

Some recent publishing services projects include:



Victoria College by Julie Kerr

Hardback | 176 Pages | Colour photographs | 189 X 245mm

Victoria College Web




Lough Erne by Alain Le Garsmeur and Keith Baker

Published with funding from the Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Waterways Ireland

Hardback | 144 Pages | Full colour photographs | 270 x 250mm

Lough Erne Web




A History of Nurses Christian Fellowship International: The First 50 Years by Pat Ashworth

Paperback | 240 Pages | Full colour plate sections |135 x 216mm

Nurses Web




Gentle Giant: An Illustrated History of John Thompson & Sons by Mike Faulkner

Hardback | 320 Pages | Illustrated throughout with colour maps and photographs | 210 x 265mm

Gentle Giant Web




‘Blackstaff Press and Queen’s University have a shared history of successful collaborative ventures. The latest of these was the production of The Blackbird’s Nest which was an overwhelming success for the University. Blackstaff Press consistently offer a professional and personal service that is unrivalled in Ireland and Queen’s wishes it well with its new website.’

Tracey McKinney, former Publications Manager, Queen’s University Belfast