What is Unozip?
We’re the people you hire when you need to turn your words and ideas into a beautiful book. As a full-service book design studio, we help you transform your word doc into the things you need to self-publish your book.
You have a copyedited manuscript that you need to turn into a Kindle book or a hardcover. We have the know-how to help you do it. You’ve got a lot of work that needs to be done to bring your book out into the world, and, since you don’t have a team at a publishing house behind you, you need someone who can answer your questions and help you navigate the waters of actually making your words into a book. We’re here to help guide you through the design and technical challenges of self-publishing, so you can get back to spreading your ideas and telling your stories.
We love design, we love making things beautiful, but, most of all, we love working with smart people who love books just as much as we do.
Psst. What does Unozip mean?
Uno, dos, tres. Zip, zero, zilch. Unozip means one-zero. When we first started the company we were known for being the people who could translate art into ones and zeros and bridge the gap between creator and computer. Our services have changed over the years, but our focus remains the same: helping creative people execute their ideas by providing the design and tech savvy they need.
Who’s in charge around here?
The buck stops with Alex Miles Younger, Unozip’s founder and chief creative. Alex designs books for people with ideas too good to ignore. He helped launch The Domino Project, a new publishing venture founded by Seth Godin and powered by Amazon. As the Creative Director for Domino, Alex worked with bestselling authors to transform their manuscripts into print and digital books (and also into some really cool collectible and audio editions).
Alex founded Unozip to offer authors the design and production experience they need to self-publish their books at a high-quality. Before specializing in book design, Alex worked as a graphic designer, photographer, and website developer. He’s seen industries in flux before, and is looking forward to the challenges and adventures that await the publishing industry. If you want to know more about Alex you should read his blog.
Who do you work with?
We focus on working with authors who want high-quality books that don’t scream “this was self-published!” There are a lot of fast, cheap options out there, and they have their place, but that’s not us. Our authors hire us because they want the same quality they’d get if their book was traditionally published.
We’ve designed books for Seth Godin, Zig Ziglar, Derek Sivers, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Steven Pressfield, to name a few (though Ralph was really hard to get on the phone).