Siliconchips Services Ltd.

Copy Editing, Proofreading, Scanning, OCR, Typesetting, Ebook and format conversion services as well as their XML, HTML and InDesign solutions.


Head of Zeus is an award-winning publisher specialising in genre fiction, narrative nonfiction, and children’s books. Since its inception in 2012, the company has grown to achieve 93 #1 bestsellers worldwide and earned 21 literary prizes. It joined the Bloomsbury family in 2021 and continues as a lover of great storytelling, committed to publishing beautiful books across its six imprints.

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As a burgeoning publishing house in 2012, Head of Zeus faced significant challenges. They needed to quickly convert approximately 60 titles purchased from the USA into eBooks to enter the market and generate revenue. However, as digital publishing was a new trend, the team had a considerable knowledge gap regarding eBook production. The rapid growth of the eBook market presented both an opportunity and a logistical challenge.


The collaboration with Siliconchips began when Head of Zeus was intrigued by the offer of a “next day” eBook service. That chance encounter led to Siliconchips providing comprehensive copyediting, proofreading, typesetting, and conversion services, effectively filling the knowledge gap and enabling Head of Zeus to capitalise on the eBook market boom. That initial project turned into a partnership that remains strong over a decade later.

Outcomes achieved

Siliconchips’ expertise and commitment have been instrumental in Head of Zeus’s success. They have supported the publishing house in transforming titles into high-quality eBooks efficiently, ensuring a quick market entry. The flexibility and client-first approach of the Siliconchips team allowed Head of Zeus to manage extensive projects without resource concerns, contributing significantly to their rapid growth and sustained success.

By fostering a caring and collaborative relationship, Siliconchips became an extension of the Head of Zeus team, ensuring smooth operations and the seamless handling of any challenges. This trust-based partnership has helped Head of Zeus maintain its competitive edge and aligns with their vision of merging traditional publishing with cutting-edge technology.


“We have faced some extremely serious – extraordinary even – problems over the years, but Shahid’s candid, hands-on approach ensured we weathered the storm together. On the more day-to-day front: we’ve never met a problem that Siliconchips couldn’t solve in the time we had to solve it. Over the last 14 years, we’ve worked with other companies that have come and gone, but Siliconchips remains. I think that says something.”

Nicolas Cheetham, CEO - Head of Zeus
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Umesh Nair

International Executive with focus on Global Growth -20 years working experience in Germany, Singapore, India,Asia, Middle East, Switzerland, Europe across a cultural multi-functional environment.

Specialties: Business Strategy & International partnerships, Global Alliances network in Startup, Technology,Airlines, Aviation, Travel, online travel, E-commerce Business, Luxury Retail, BPO, b2b, ERP Software BusinessDevelopment – Sales, Go to Market, Growth Specialist, Incubation, Entrepreneur in Residence, Senior ClientPartner, Consulting, Market Research – Coleman Research, Lynk Global, Guidepoint, Insight Alpha, GersonLehrman Group.

Mr. Manoj Mehta

Mr. Manoj Mehta, is a Science Graduate and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), practicing as a Chartered Accountant since 1984. He had the great opportunity to complete his article training with M/s. S.V.Ghatalia & Co. (now part of E&Y, one of the big four Consulting Firms in India).

He has got vast experience of 40 years in the profession. His core strength is in the field of Finance, as a Corporate Advisor to public, private and multinational companies in the field of financial planning, raising debt and equity, structuring,  etc. His forte is strategic business and financial planning, compliances, deployment of funds, optimum utilization, budgeting, Preparation and analyzing of qualitative Project feasibility reports, anything and everything related to advising on financial decision making.

He holds trusteeship of a few charitable trust to show his philanthropy side.

He has held leadership roles and has been in the forefront in articulating values and beliefs in a team building approach.

Paul Evans

Dr Paul Evans has a long career in publishing in STM and business sectors since graduating from Oxford University and first working as a computer programmer. He worked for Reed Elsevier in a variety of roles for nearly 25 years (in UK, Netherlands and China) up to, in later years, Senior Vice President at the global headquarters in Amsterdam. He then became Managing Director for SAGE Publishing’s Asia Pacific company at its hub in Singapore for 7 years, doubling its size and performance. Latterly he was for three years Director of Nature Research China with Springer Nature in Shanghai and an adviser to the Chinese government for his industry, and then on return to the UK during Covid he has worked for Maverick Publishing Specialists as a consultant and Charlesworth Publishing Services as Director of Partnerships.

He has also taken a strong interest in education initially as a teacher in Japan, as a lecturer and course leader in Publishing Studies at a Scottish university, and now in working in UK education areas.

Bharath Ramadoss

Head of Production and Operations, has been with Siliconchips since 2015. In his time with us, he has managed a team of dedicated and experienced production team members, both in books, journals development.

A graduate of University of Madras, Bharath has a strong experience in quality, complex workflows in the publishing industry. His skill set includes e-publishing, project and team management, XML and HTML, content development, workflow improvement, and now working closely with technology team and developing various tools and platforms.

He enjoys cricket, and you will find him playing every Saturday.

Becca Mosher

Becca Mosher, US Editorial Project Manager, helped to develop the Siliconchips editorial department in 2015, and her team continues to grow. A graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and University of Missouri – Columbia, Becca has been in the publishing industry since 2007, where she has specialized in e-book project management, editorial management, and editing in a wide variety of styles at all levels, from proofreading to developmental editing. She is proficient in several languages and adept at client relations.

An avid board gamer, Becca teaches different games at a “Learn to Play” night once a week.

Abhijit Pathre

Abhijit Pathre, our Director of Account Management, manages data, accounts, delivery and operations, and maintains client relationships. He is highly experienced in the technology field and possesses excellent communication and problem-resolution skills; prior to joining Siliconchips Services, he was with Hutchison Global Services, working in 3G, and Goldshield Business Solutions, a UK-based Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) firm.

He leads with a humbleness that compels the team to follow his direction. His firm commitment and his vast fifteen-year experience spanning various industries contribute to his essential role as a member of the Siliconchips Services team in India.

Shahid Chowdhary

Shahid Chowdhary began Siliconchips Services in London in September 2010, with one basic idea: to build an organisation committed to value-based leadership and promoting a culture of trust, transparency, integrity and mutual respect.

Shahid received his graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Srinagar and his post-graduate in Marketing and Finance from NMIMS, Mumbai – both leading engineering and business schools in India and he was certified by Baan in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). He has acquired numerous professional qualifications in innovation, strategy and leadership development throughout his career, including Leadership Management Institute (LMI) in the US and Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) in London. Over the years he has worked with various multinational companies in India, the US and the UK, including engineering, software development and publishing companies.

Shahid is the driving force behind Siliconchips Services; he focuses on new markets, business development, human resources development and planning for the continued growth of the company. He unites his teams across borders, and encourages a cohesive working community to give our clients a professional and pleasant experience with Siliconchips Services.

Over the weekends, Shahid spends time with his two daughters, practicing martial arts, and volunteering at the stables for his love of horses.