BBR is a UK-based company with more than twenty years’ experience providing high-quality book design and production for trade, academic and independent publishers.

As both designers and editors, our mission is to create attractive, accurate and consistent books that maximise reader engagement, and to develop innovative automated processes that enable us to deliver meticulous attention to detail at a cost-effective price.

See our Portfolio for samples of our work, and to discuss your next project, please email or phone +44 (0)7973 712864.

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I am so pleased with the work your designer and printers have done! It is a lovely piece of work, I am deeply happy to be associated with such a fine and stylish piece of craftsmanship. I hope the production will be honoured in some way. The book certainly does me proud.

Sir Humphrey Burton

I was very pleased with the rigour of the work done […] and with the queries raised by the typesetter, which all served to create a much better book.

Dr Timothy Bowman, editor of the Auchinleck Papers and Chairman of the Army Records Society

As a production controller for an independent publisher, it’s hard for me to overstate what a find Chris Reed and BBR are. The bane of a job like mine is quality control of supplier work, and BBR is the one supplier I can assign work to and simultaneously delegate quality control. I have complete confidence that the work returned will be quality-assured to a level as high if not higher than I could achieve in-house. Add to that the fact that he and his team are intelligent, amenable and reliable, and all boxes are emphatically ticked.

Dean Bargh, Production Director, Greenleaf Publishing

About BBR

BBR is owned and managed by Chris Reed and Amanda Thompson. They’ve been in thrall to the dissemination of the printed word all their working lives, with Chris designing and producing student magazines in the late 1980s, and together running a ground-breaking small press in the pre-Internet era. Chris was also responsible for setting up and running the in-house graphic design office of a Russell Group university in the early 1990s. That experience of four-colour production and sensitivity to the needs of the academic and research community, combined with Chris and Amanda’s passion for effective communication, makes BBR uniquely qualified to understand and respond to the challenges faced by publishers, universities and NGOs involved in the production of books, journals and other long-form publications.

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