Have a Book provides high-quality pre-press services, including both traditional and electronic typesetting. We’ve delivered thousands of completed books to leading Scandinavian publishers, including Gyldendal, Cappelen Damm, Kommuneforlaget, and Kolofon.
Our highly skilled typesetting experts have decades worth of publishing industry experience. Easily able to alternate between projects in English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, and more, they masterfully produce perfectly formatted end products which are aesthetically pleasing and functionally satisfying. The optimal typographic offers a fluid reading experience with vital elements such as mathematical formulas, tables, figures, and footnotes always perfectly presented.
We work in the Adobe environment with graphics software such as InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Acrobat Pro.
What makes us stand out
We create our own alternative editing instruments offering a larger number of options and more powerful possibilities than the typical tools.
We specialise in technically complex layouts and unusual requirements. We welcome these kinds of challenges as a way to hone our expertise!
We aim to enjoy easy and effective communication with everyone, no matter what their first language might be; that’s why we’re working hard to become a multilingual company. In fact, we’re already fluent in four languages and there’s more to come!
We’re capable of composing any kind of book for every type of media—print, mobile devices, all learning platforms. From cover to cover, Have a Book can coordinate any publishing concern and tackle any book-related task.
What do we do?
Our publication prowess runs the gamut, from the simplest text and most basic pages to the complex academic layouts, technical illustrations, and graphic configurations.
We prepare publication elements both simple and complex—figures, graphs, engravings, diagrams, tables, drawings, and more.
We design covers for books of every classification: schoolbooks, academic texts, novels, non-fiction, children’s books, and more.
We rigorously monitor and manage materials we receive from our clientele, adjust or amend them if necessary, and ensure they end up as professional, print-ready files.
Primary and secondary school textbooks covering every class subject; instructional materials; grade-specific guides for teachers.
Academic volumes containing advanced indexes, illustrations, tables, charts, schematics, graphs, and more.
Richly illustrated medical manuals and densely detailed textbooks for students of various specialisations.
Legal books with multi-level lists, citations, and cross-referencing.
Advanced mathematics material containing complex algebraic expressions, intricate equations, and formulae.
NOVELS AND BIOGRAPHIES
Aesthetically complex biographies with a wealth of photographs.
Books for children of all ages with rich illustrations and captivating covers.
Advertising materials; bookmarks; book fronts; posters; promotional items.
Book covers; custom-designed layouts; full colour management; typefaces and typography
Technical edition in four European languages; photo editing; figures and graphics editing
Textbook typesetting; complex mathematical expressions; multi-level lists
Professional print-ready files per printing house standards
Offset and digital printing; guidance re: selection of optimal printing technique
EPUB format conversion; reproduction of technically complex layouts
Customised digital learning resources; fully compliant with associated educational platforms
PDF documents with add-ons—interactive layers, WCAG layers, multimedia