Balsham, a village story: book production and design

Hello Lovely is more than just design. Berenice has skills in writing and wide range of expertise based on a lot of experience. Most of all she shares it wisely and helped us avoid the pitfalls.
— Margaret, The Balsham Map Project

The authors of Balsham, a village story, 1617-2017 fulfilled a five-year goal to collate, write and publish the history of this South Cambridgeshire village in November 2017.

Hello Lovely got involved by coaching the largely inexperienced authors, through the publishing process. We worked on the following tasks, sourcing freelance talent as needed:

  • Development editing
  • Image research and copyright clearance
  • Proofreading
  • Design and layout for print and ebook
  • Page planning
  • Copywriting
  • Marketing and communication design
  • Book launch presentation 
  • Website development and design

 

 The cover features a map drawn in 1617 and the back cover has images of people who lived in the village in the past

The cover features a map drawn in 1617 and the back cover has images of people who lived in the village in the past

 
 Leaflets for pre-publication publicity to aid with fundraising 

Leaflets for pre-publication publicity to aid with fundraising 

 
 A timeline was illustrated to show the history of the village

A timeline was illustrated to show the history of the village

 
 Some of the information was very complex, including the Prince family who named their children after their parents so we suggest a family tree to illustrate the article

Some of the information was very complex, including the Prince family who named their children after their parents so we suggest a family tree to illustrate the article

 
 Clearing copyright for the historic sale notices is an important legal requirement

Clearing copyright for the historic sale notices is an important legal requirement