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Graphic design Essex Southend-on-Sea

MeRedith Alone

Leading graphic design in Essex, Southend-on-Sea from Sam Holland. When working on Penguin’s graphic design for Meredith Alone, my first step is always to understand the brand’s goals, target audience and competition. Collaborating closely with the team, I strive to identify the message they want to convey through their visuals and develop a comprehensive creative brief that outlines the project’s requirements.

Graphic design Essex Southend-on-Sea

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Navigating the UK’s Book-Loving Nation

As a freelance graphic designer, I understand that the UK book market is highly competitive, with 600 new books released daily and countless renowned authors.


However, this saturation doesn’t mean there isn’t still room for breakout success, which is why I help books like “Meredith Alone” stand out with expert strategies and pre-publication marketing skills.


Working closely with publishers like Penguin Random House, I craft compelling book descriptions and identify key influencers to support them every step of the way.

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Graphic design Essex Southend-on-Sea

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Positioning for Success: A Winning Marketing Campaign

Collaborating with Michael Joseph, I had the pleasure of creating an exciting and effective marketing campaign that generated buzz and ensured a successful product launch.


From design to execution, I made sure to secure the author’s approval to ensure the content was not only informative but also visually striking.


I also understood the importance of reaching the right audience, so I sent multiple proof jackets to influential bloggers and authors for review before launch. With interactive features and foil finishes, my attention to detail made sure the book caught everyone’s eye, positioning it for success.

Graphic design Essex Southend-on-Sea

Creating a Buzz: The Launch of a Bestseller

I was thrilled to work on the launch of Michael Joseph’s book, and to ensure its success, I took a multi-faceted approach. Working closely with local bookstores, I created custom point-of-sale materials such as bookmarks, posters and window displays to generate interest.


To expand the book’s reach, I designed engaging social media quote cards and animations that brought the book cover to life and secured coverage in newspapers and magazines. I even placed ads on the homepages of popular publications like Hello Magazine and Good Housekeeping.


Thanks to mine and the team’s efforts, we had over 150 bloggers onboard, constantly updating the quote cards and sending out quote round-ups to the press. The author also toured the country promoting the book and with all the positive reviews, we kept the momentum going until the paperback version was released.

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Graphic design Essex Southend-on-Sea

the chAnGinG MARket

The New Age of Book Publishing: Opportunities for Debut Authors

It’s an exciting time for debut authors in the ever-evolving world of book publishing. With the rise of self-publishing and digital marketing, there are more opportunities than ever to reach your target audience and build a loyal following.


Gone are the days when publishing houses held a near-monopoly on getting books into readers’ hands. Now, with the right strategies and tools, you can successfully market your book and connect with readers who will love it.


I’m here to help you navigate this exciting new landscape and create a marketing plan that will get your book noticed and make an impact.

Graphic design Essex Southend-on-Sea

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Graphic design Essex Southend-on-Sea

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Connecting with Readers & Selling 1000 Copies a Week

For a debut author, success can be a mix of many things. While established authors may see quick success, debuts typically have a slower build. For them, success is measured by the book’s first year on sale, or at least until the paperback release. And it’s fantastic news that this book is selling 1000 copies per week – that’s the ultimate goal for any debut author! The book has received glowing reviews and the buzz continues to grow, driving even more sales.

The Sun

Book of the Week


Book of the Week


Copies Sold Per Week


Grazia Social Reach


Paid Advertising Reach


Blogger Reach


Stylist Magazine Reach


Hello & Good Housekeeping Social

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Graphic design Essex Southend-on-Sea

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Meredith Alone

You’ll be laughing and crying as “the brilliant author of this brilliant book” introduces Meredith who, after spending three years inside her house, figures out how to re-join the world one step at a time.



Graphic design is all about taking complex information and presenting it in a visually appealing way. My expertise in this field means I can help you effectively communicate your message to your audience.


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