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Falcon Oast Graphic Art Ltd


With over 30 years of typesetting knowledge we have helped create a proverbial ‘mountain’ of books, building a reputation for accuracy and high-quality work with a friendly outlook, and always at very competitive rates. We have worked with some of the world’s most prestigious publishing houses and set titles for many household names … Terry Pratchett, Ben Elton, Monica Ali, Bill Bryson … the list is long.

More recent work includes the smash hits The Unmumsy Mum, The Girl on the Train and Their Finest, the latter two have been turned into major Hollywood films. Please have a look through our case studies at the foot of this page to find out more.

Why use Falcon?

With our experience in the typesetting business we unashamedly think we are the best about, and with thousands of book and magazine titles to our name and working relationships dating back to the time we started, our customers obviously agree:

‘Through increasingly hectic times, Falcon has remained the friendly voice of calm, always delivering good work to schedule. Their level of service is simply unbeatable.’

‘We have been working with Falcon for over 35 years, and through many 100s, if not 1000s, of books, they have remained a most reliable and invaluable supplier.’

We want using Falcon to feel as close as it can be to having your own in-house typesetting and design department. We understand you will have your own way of working and we will make that our way of working, hitting your schedules and making your working life as easy as possible. We ensure our technology and methods are always up to date, so your files will have no compatibility issues if you need to supply them to a customer or in-house department.

Our typesetting services


These days most titles are made up from a supplied text document, but at Falcon we have a complete keying service if required, or we can copy edit your text from marked corrections or produce a text file from hard copy using Optical Character Recognition technology (OCR).

Copy editing

We have a team of highly experienced copy editors available to work through your book. They not only correct and make consistent any spelling issues but also check syntax and grammar to ensure your book reads and flows well. They work closely with the typesetting team to ensure the correct layout of headings, figures, tables and references in your book.

Book design

As well as novels our back catalogue includes many more complicated layouts. We have a full in-house design team that will take your material and produced a beautifully finished book, ranging from simple page layout to complex page design and cover work. Over the years we have set many children’s titles, including a large number of the Horrible Science series, a host of monthly puzzle magazines, many instructional books including titles for the RYA and some beautifully designed full colour historical novels.

Book design


From the smallest piece of line art up to full colour images. We have a full in-house scanning service that can cater for your needs.


Not essential for every title but when you need an index, you need it done properly. Trust our experts to make sure your index is comprehensive and accurate.


Every title we have ever produced digitally is stored on our archive ready for instant retrieval. If we typeset your book, we will have a copy of it you can call on whenever you need to.

Want to know more?

If you would like to speak to us about our typesetting services please call us on +44 (0)1580 766001 or email [email protected]

I have found Falcon to be extremely reliable and efficient typesetters, with a friendly and helpful customer service. I would have no hesitation in recommending them. Production manager, SPCK Of course, not every book is a straightforward text novel. Our typesetting team have extensive kn...
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Our production schedules are very demanding and we rely on Falcon to achieve them time and time again. Production Manager, BAR Publishing BAR publish reports and journals for archaeologists and scientists from all over the world. Due to the content’s sensitive nature their turnaround tim...
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It is now 100 years since the heroes of the suffragette movement achieved their aim and British law was changed to give women the right to vote for the first time.The fight for women's suffrage was led by women made famous by their daring stunts, law-breaking and non-violent forms of protest.100 ye...
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Sophie Kinsella is an international bestselling writer. She is the author of many number-one bestsellers, including the hugely popular Shopaholic series. She has also written seven bestselling novels as Madeleine Wickham. At Falcon we have set many of Sophie’s titles over the years. All of th...
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To say Andy McNab has led an extraordinary life would be an understatement. From the day he was found in a carrier bag on the steps of Guy's Hospital in London through his years as a teenage delinquent, Andy McNab kicked against society. As a young soldier he waged war against the IRA in the streets...
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Over the years we have worked closely with many publishers, and assisted many aspiring authors in realising their dream of publishing their very own piece of literature. Many of the authors that we have worked with have gone on to achieve great success with some even having their books made into...
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We are incredibly proud to have assisted Sarah Turner in publishing her phenomenal book, The Unmumsy Mum. This bestselling title has since been the Sunday Times number 1 Bestseller and nominated for a prestigious Shorty award in the Parenting category. The Unmumsy Mum was also shortlisted for t...
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Over the years, we have assisted many aspiring authors in realising their dream of publishing their very own book. Many of these authors have gone on to achieve immense success with some even having their books made into films. Paula Hawkins is the author of the internationally successful thrill...
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