Please note that rates are tailored to each project. Regular customers should call to discuss rates.

Time used up to 75 minutes£105 (minimum)
One hour or more (recording)£85 per hour
One hour or more (post production)£72 per hour
Dry hire of studio (office hours)£65 per hour
Dry hire of studio (out of hours)£55 per hour
Package deal for audiobook recordings£475 per day
Package deal for three or more days£425 per day
Graphic design work£42 per hour


from £140 per CD set (inlay and 4-page booklet)

Admin/proofing work£32 per hour
Data transferUnmonitored DAT: £20 per running hour


Data DVD: £16 per disc

CD: £10 per disc

Music compositionPlease enquire. We work with a small team of composers, and we have recorded incidental music for more than a hundred audiobooks.


An engineer and exclusive use of a greenroom with:

  • Coffee-and tea-making facilities
  • Biscuits and fruit supplied
  • A sofa long enough to snooze on
  • A table for script discussions or eating from
  • Computer with broadband internet access
  • A sandwich/salad/soup lunch is provided free on whole-day recording bookings. Lunches can be requested for shorter sessions, but will be charged for at £7 per person.

Terms and Conditions

Time is charged to the nearest quarter-hour. Regular bookings and multi-day recordings will attract contract rates, and unabridged audiobooks may be recorded on a per-finished-hour basis.

Usage is taken from the start of level tests (i.e. with the reader at the desk – we do not charge for studio set-up time) to the last recording or playback; on usage of seven hours or more in a day, one hour is discounted to allow for lunch and drink breaks.

Charges are inclusive of an engineer; daily session back-ups are made without additional charge to an eSATA drive (all work sessions run on Avid-authorised drives). These back-ups are held for three months. Sessions are also recorded in real time in case of computer failure. These are kept only until the job is mastered.

Cancellation Policy
Strathmore Publishing reserves the right to make a charge for cancelled bookings. Bookings may be rescheduled once without charge at not less than three working days’ notice on each occasion; rescheduling at less than two days’ notice may incur a charge of 25 per cent of the booked time. Bookings cancelled completely will be charged at 50 per cent if cancelled altogether at less than three working days’ notice. Bookings moved and then cancelled are charged at 50 per cent (and in that case you really are unlucky). Working days are Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.