Custom Publishing by Smudge. 

Have you ever dreamed of publishing your own book? Well now you can...


Brighton Baths cookbook. Produced by Smudge Publishing. 


Custom Book Printing and Binding

Have an outstanding idea that you would love to share with the world of foodies? The team at Smudge Publishing are all ears when it comes to developing new ideas into vibrant culinary literature, and can help you do just that. We provide a custom book printing and binding service that will get your grand idea in hardcover format. We take care of the whole process, with the outcome being an elegant, sensory guide detailing what began as your amazing idea.


Project Management

To ensure that your draft properly translates to reality on the pages of your book, we will carefully manage your project every step of the way. We will help guide the process through:

  • Project coordination
  • Face to face meetings
  • Emails and phone calls
  • File organisation
  • Logistics


Our editorial team is well equipped to work your idea into words and produce a story that people will want to read. Smudge's editorial services include:

  • Writing
  • Structural and copy editing
  • Recipe editing 
  • Recipe creation


Under the Smudge Creative umbrella, Smudge boasts a team of talented designers that will not only create a beautiful layout for your book but also design it in a way that uniquely reflects your story. Design services we offer are:

  • Mood boards for sign-off (typography and layout, colour palette, and imagery) 
  • Draft PDF with custom cover concept, 4 layouts, chapter opener, and 2 recipe layouts (if applicable)
  • Finalising page design and creating the template
  • Visual project management (briefing photographers, illustrators and stylists, and running image searches)
  • Font licensing 
  • Obtaining barcode for back cover
  • Preparing files for print
  • Pre-press


Alongside our design team, Smudge Creative has a talented team of photographers that are able to creatively shoot your project under your guidance as the client. Our photography team offers:

  • Photoshoots
  • Visual Campaigns
  • Recipe shoots 
  • Food styling
  • Product styling
  • Stock images from the Smudge Creative collection (plus licensing) 

If you think we might be a great fit, email our Custom Publishing expert Katie at: