M Rules

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Our office is currently closed, in accordance with government guidelines, but we are still operating as normal. Please contact us by email for any enquiries.

Comprehensive typesetting, design, and
production services

Based in Southwark, between London Bridge and Waterloo, M Rules has been providing quality book typesetting services to major international publishing houses and high profile authors since 1993. Our office is just a stone’s throw from London’s major creative hub of South Bank; a short walk from the Tate Modern, Globe Theatre, Old Vic and set within a buzzing arts and culture scene.

With a legacy spanning more than 25 years, we have worked with some of the UK’s most prolific authors on award-winning and bestselling novels, poetry, and non-fiction works. Our extensive experience in design, typography and print-production enables us to provide flexible, cost-effective solutions to our clients.

Our small team of dedicated typesetters work effectively and efficiently to bring your projects to life with contemporary designs in meticulous detail, whilst working to strict deadlines. With in-depth knowledge and experience of industry standards, current trends and detailed design, we have gained an unrivalled reputation as the go-to typesetters in the book publishing industry.

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In memoriam

Michael Hauser

(1942—2021)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our founder, Michael Hauser.

In 1993, Mike was operating M Rules out of his flat with just two Apple Mac SEs. He grew the company over 28 years with dedication and determination. All those who knew him will remember him as a very kind, honourable, and intelligent man. Mike was a fountain of knowledge and frequently brought brownies and other sweet treats into the office for his staff. M Rules now continues under those he trained and worked alongside.

Mike moved to London in 1964 as part of an exodus of Australians to the UK. As a publisher’s Production Editor, he learned to do cryptic crosswords while waiting for the return of proofs. He found the work enjoyable, moving into production and later made the cross over into typesetting before starting M Rules.

His favourite book was The Ambassadors by Henry James.


“Live all you can: it’s a mistake not to. It doesn’t matter what you do in particular, so long as you have had your life. If you haven’t had that, what have you had?”