Examples

'100 Years Ago'

A book of reflective poems published on the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, this is a most personal journey, with the poems being inspired by the author’s father’s experiences, serving on the Western Front in the First World War.

“What a pleasure (and a bit of a surprise these days!) to encounter service that was unfailingly prompt, efficient, courteous and friendly. I was delighted with the high quality of my completed book of poems about the First World War; the cover produced by UK Book Publishing's designer is particularly attractive. I had not self-published before but this small team made it an interesting and satisfying experience. ”
— S E Bromley

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'The Flight of the Black Necked Swans'

Since escaping the fascist regime in Chile in the 1970s, Milton worked in the NHS for 40 years, specialising as an orthopaedic surgeon. He has campaigned tirelessly for safer patient care in hospitals, and in particular has called for legislation on nurse and midwife to patient ratios. He became a whistleblower in 2005, when his concerns over dangerous nurse staffing levels went ignored at Tameside Hospital, and The Flight of the Black Necked Swans combines his ongoing quest for more funding for the NHS with autobiographical details of his early life in Chile, and how a love of mountaineering and trekking has helped provide a balance in his life. A compelling read, an important book, and one we feel privileged to have worked on.

“The cost of self publishing my book by UK Book Publishing was exceptional value for money. I know it because before settling for this publishing company I approached several others in the UK and one in the USA.
I rated the service exceptional because it truly was so. Ruth Lunn and Jason Thompson, designer, were always available and provided valuable advice in a friendly manner, always ready to listen and carry out my requests without fuss. [this was not my experience with the other publishing companies]
My readers praise the quality of the book in every respect: its jacket, the cover design, the structure and compagination, the quality of the paper.


I rated all as exceptional.

— Milton Pena Vasquez

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'A new beginning'

This is the first book in an exciting new science fiction trilogy, The Human Empire Story. Set in the late 22nd century, the world is recovering from a catastrophic event that has broken the US and the Western world. And a new empire has accidentally awoken an ancient evil with an intent to conquer Earth and enslave its population. Can Captain Magnus Tempest, commander of the United Nations Fleet Ship the King Canute, save Earth from an evil that is out of this world?

“After I had wrote the draft for my book I did some research on how best to get my book published. Looking at traditional versus self-publishing I did some research; a big bonus for me was that self-publishing gave me 100% control of my book and its direction in regard to how I wanted to market and promote it. It also meant that I wasn’t tied into a contract. I looked through the web and noticed that UK Book Publishing had some of the best reviews and examples of self-publishing. I gave them a call and spoke to their team; from then I had no doubts that this company was perfect for my venture. From the initial call to the finished product; they talked me through all the steps. From proof reading, editing, to cover design and getting it up on Amazon - the team talked me through every stage via phone and email. The service was faultless; I found the team professional, friendly and helpful, but most of all extremely approachable which I think is very important. They went above and beyond to help me reach my goal, and I felt that they wanted to be sincerely involved with my vision. I now have an amazing book and I don't think it would have looked as good if I had gone with a traditional publisher. So I say a big Thank You to Jay, Ruth, Judith and Dan, and to the rest of the team. ”
— T H Stephen

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'The times of my life'

A published author of three books (on hockey and ferries in Scotland), Dr Marie Weir came to us for her most personal book to date – her autobiography, spanning nine decades of a life lived to the full. Inevitably, given the timespan, the book provides fascinating social history for readers – in particular, growing up through the depression of the 1930s and the Second World War, the birth of the NHS, the impact of the application of behavioural psychologies in the fields of youth justice and counselling, and the growing opportunities for women to achieve their potential.

“Excellent service through editing, inclusion of photos to publication. The team stayed in regular contact, listened to and implemented changes - even last minute ones.
Full credit to both technical skill and publishing professional delivery. Fully recommend this team.”
— Sally Weir (daughter)

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'When the tide goes out'

As a semi-retired geography teacher, P J Bennett has used his knowledge of volcanoes and tsunamis to pen a tense thriller, set in the Canaries, which has been well received in the market. We published the book as a print on demand paperback and ebook and the author has been marketing the novel through review sites and other platforms to great success.

“After finishing my first book, I began searching in earnest for a publisher and soon discovered that I was entering a world about which I knew absolutely nothing and for some time was completely and utterly bewildered. Then, I discovered UK Publishing and very quickly everything fell into place. From start to finish, the service that they offered was absolutely first rate and I am eternally grateful to them for turning my finished manuscript into something that I am immensely proud of. They were there for me every step of the way with advice and support and nothing was ever too much trouble for them. I will certainly use UK Publishing for my next book and would recommend any other aspiring author to do so too. ”
— P J Bennett

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'Bumhead Bill'

Barry brought his manuscript and illustrations into the office and had us all in stitches with his amusing rhymes and drawings. Aimed at young children who are into toilet humour (ie all children), this book will entertain and delight time and time again.

We took Barry’s drawings and turned them into a stunning colour cover, and published the book as print on demand and ebook, and Barry is also on his second print run for selling copies through many local bookshops and outlets. He has undertaken a range of marketing activity and is working hard to raise awareness of his book and support the sales. We await the next instalment with much anticipation.

“Looking for the right Publishing company? Then look no further. From start to finish this company have got it right. A very professional service from Jay, Ruth and the team. They made what I thought would be a difficult process painless. They always respond promptly to emails and calls and they listen carefully to your questions and concerns. I will be producing more Bumhead Bill books in the future and will most certainly be using UK Book Publishing. 5 Stars from me. ”
— Barry O'Neill

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'Last Man Standing'

A fascinating and comprehensive account of the journey of a small Welsh seaside cricket club, Llandudno, from its small beginnings to the golden years of the 21st century, spanning 175 years. This beautiful hardback book includes research from the archives, match reports and stats, newspaper clippings and snippets of humorous anecdotes. A great read for any cricket fan.

 

“The finished product is amazing. Judging from the feed back I am getting during a feed back marketing exercise the quality and professional high standard of text setting and the striking design cover is unquestionably favourable. Both Jay and Ruth were so friendly, enthusiastic and helpful throughout every stage of the process in producing the book. Both highly skilled in their work. It will be a privilege to work with them again on my second book in the near future.”
— J L Nicholls

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'The Wharf Butcher'

Mike came to us initially for editing services. He had submitted his thriller to a literary agent, who liked it but advised him to rewrite and rework a number of aspects. After taking the edited manuscript back to the agent, Mike then decided to self publish his novel with us, so we designed a cover and set the book up for sale through print on demand.  The Wharf Butcher is a fast-paced thriller set on Tyneside, that pits the combined forces of a criminal profiler and highly ranked detective against a killer with the mind of a child. Can they get inside his head and stop him in his tracks?

“Judging from the feedback, UK Book Publishing has done a first rate professional job on my first novel – The Wharf Butcher. From start to finish, everyone on the team has been extremely helpful and supportive towards me throughout. Jay Thompson produced a stunning design cover, and Ruth Lunn proved to be a meticulous and helpful editor. It will be a privilege to work with them again.”
— Michael K Foster

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'Brief Lives'

Sir Alistair has published many books over a lifetime of work in industry and academia, but Brief Lives is his first popular science book. It comprises a series of essays that explain the science as well as giving a biographical insight into the men and women who have helped to forge our modern world. From Einstein to Jobs, Curie to Crick, the biographies include hand-drawn portraits of each engineer, entrepreneur, philosopher or scientist, and provide an excellent starting point for those who wish to understand the significant contribution these people have made.

We edited and designed the book, set it up for print on demand and as an ebook, and handled the marketing of the book, including sending out review copies.

“When seeking a publisher for a new book, I carefully looked for one that could edit it, design it, launch it on both Amazon and as an e-book, market it and publicise it. UK Book Publishing have exceeded my expectations on all accounts. Ruth Lunn proved to be a meticulous and helpful editor, and Jay Thompson produced an excellent design and cover. Everyone involved was very professional, very helpful and very friendly. I wholeheartedly recommend them, without reservation.”
— Alistair MacFarlane

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'Tommy’s magical night adventures'

We are delighted at the response Karen has had to her book – it is such an enchanting story, and beautifully illustrated, and we enjoyed turning her words and designs into a book that will delight young children. Like many of our authors, Karen has wanted to put together a book for years – and now she has!

“I am a first time author and am proud to say that these book publishers have done an amazing job on putting my first ever book together. They have been nothing but friendly, gave great advice and were very helpful. The work that has been put into my book, to put it together, from the front cover to the back cover, is exceptional, and I have no hesitation in using them again for my next book(s), I would like to give a big thank you to all members of the company for all their hard work and effort in putting my book together, it looks great, and would definitely recommend this company to all those who are pursuing to write a book (s) I am one very happy lady THANKYOU ALL.”

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'“…Nor good red herring”'

Following a life-long interest in aviation and mid-20th century military history, William Morland embarked on a project to learn more about his father’s unlikely participation in the Korean War. What unfolded forms the backbone to this impressive 600-page book, which gives an insight into the workings of the Royal Navy, the Fleet Air Arm’s venture into electronic intelligence following WWII and a fascinating account of how a former scholarship boy ended up flying planes thousands of miles from home.

“Having completed the manuscript to my book, I knew that although it contained everything I had sought to embrace from the story I wished to impart, it was still some way away from being what I hoped it might become and in all honesty, I had no definitive idea what that would be - a dilemma no doubt faced by hundreds of authors blessed, or should that be cursed, with the feeling that they had something to say. With the hints and ideas from the books in my library providing me with some outstanding examples to follow, including those I would be wise to avoid, before my book could appear next to them on the shelf the very least the work deserved were the attentions of a proof-reader and an editor.
In this UK Book Publishing were of the utmost help and assistance on every step of the way. Here my editor, Ruth, quietly and carefully imparted that ineffable sheen to the text, with a degree of care and understanding brought only to the task by one with a love of language.
From there the layout and final design of the book was accomplished by Jay, the company's design technician, a title that fails to convey the level of his artistic abilities or the empathy and enthusiasm he brought to the task of developing the text and accompanying images, into the handsome title it is today.

— William G Morland

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'Mosaics of Fishbourne Roman Palace'

The mosaics at Fishbourne Roman Palace are a hidden gem. Excavated in the 1960s, the Palace in West Sussex offers up fine examples of Roman mosaics and a fascinating glimpse into life in a Romano-British villa. Featuring full colour images that show the extent of the preservation, Derrick’s book provides a detailed guide to its history and an explanation behind the archaelogical treats that have been uncovered at the Palace.

“All the team at UK Book Publishing did a thoroughly professional job from the initial proof-reading and cover design and laying out of the text and photos. Also they were always available by phone or email to answer any questions that I had during the publishing process. My second book is now in their hands.”
— Derrick Napier

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'When do the wages go in?'

Very funny and very rude neatly sums this book up – a tale of a group of lads who work together on a construction project in Florida and their scrapes and misadventures, and how they managed to spend their wages faster than they earned them. It all happened as well!

“Brilliant service from start to finish, I was working outside of the UK and they were still able to communicate well and organise each step of the book for me. Found their service very personal and professional.”
— Jack Stanley

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'Northumbria Bird Atlas'

This major book was ten years in the making: compiling the huge amounts of data for more than 200 birds, designing the maps and deciding how to present the data, and then laying each page out to make the most of the beautiful photography has resulted in a book that will delight its readers and provide a valuable reference resource for many enthusiastic bird watchers across the county.

“When embarking on the Northumbria Bird Atlas the Northumberland & Tyneside Bird Club made a highly fortunate decision in choosing UK Book Publishing to publish and print the Atlas. The whole project needed complex mapping plus organisation of many individual files to pull together into the final pdf. Dan Brady and his team at UK Book Publishing proved to be admirably patient in dealing with our many text changes during the project. We all found Dan to be very easy to work with and he was obviously keen to produce a quality 512 page book that we could all look back on as an important publication on the distribution and abundance of Northumberland's birds. As a local firm it made communication much easier and Dan attended probably more committee meetings than he cares to remember to fully iron out all the many issues involved. To say that we are happy with the finished article is something of an understatement. Even though the Atlas was only launched yesterday I have already received many comments as to the quality of the printing and the immaculate presentation. It has featured on BBC's Look North as a major publication on Northumberland's birdlife and I am sure will have a prominent place on the shelf at UK Book Publishing as a job well done.
Thanks again to Dan and his team for their professional publishing expertise and good humour throughout even under great stress at times due to publishing deadlines.”
— Tim Dean

'Don’t Shoot the Messenger'

This is very much a book that cried out to be written. Chrissy knew from a young age that she had a psychic gift. But her mother made her repress it and she felt like she’d lost her identity. Now she has the chance to tell her story and hopefully help others out there on a similar journey – certainly the feedback from readers has encouraged her to follow up with a second book focusing on those she has helped.

“I am a first time Author, but having used UK Book Publishing, made it very easy for me to understand how things work and explained things in detail for me. The full team are very professional in all they do and at this moment in time publishing my 2nd Book.

I would recommend this company to anyone hoping to write a book or needs help in any other way.”
— Chrissy Porter

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'Spaniels Rock'

Andrea had got quite far down the self publishing route when she ran into problems, being unhappy with some design and other aspects and instead asked us to step in and help. We tidied up the typesetting and cover, making them look more professional, and worked to a tight timescale as Andrea had already pre-sold many copies of the book.

The team particularly enjoyed working on this book as there are so many photos of cute spaniels!

“I am delighted with the professional service provided by Jay and the team at UK Book Publishing. I felt very reassured from start to finish and the final submission has exceeded all my expectations. I have no hesitations with using them again for Spaniels Rock Book 2. Thank you so much.”
— Andrea Bryant

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'Vance Clayton through the years'

‘Vance Clayton through the years’ tells the story of North East musician and entertainer Brian Leonard, who has worked in the entertainment business for more than 50 years. His biographer approached us for help in producing the book in time for Brian’s Golden Wedding anniversary and we were delighted to work with Michael and Brian.

The first print run sold out quickly and the second print sales are also going well. Anyone wishing to purchase a copy can contact Michael on 0191 2500870.

“As the author of the biography I, along with Brian Leonard the subject, considered a number of options for its publication including online self-publishing. However we both wanted a company with whom we could meet personally and which had the necessary services and tools but at the same time allowed us to make our own decisions throughout the publishing process. In UK Book Publishing we were delighted to find just what we wanted and more and they were virtually on our doorstep!

We were impressed with the friendly and understanding reception we received at our first meeting and thereafter with the support we received particularly from Jay Thompson. Himself a musician he seemingly had empathy for the project and, inter alia, designed a book cover which really made an impact with us and those ultimately buying the book.

We have no hesitation in recommending UK Book Publishing to other aspiring authors.”
— Michael E Stockham

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'Time Has Past'

A fascinating premise: what if you could go back in time and discover just who Jack the Ripper really was? And what if you got embroiled in this spate of gruesome murders and got a whole lot more than you’d bargained for? Graeme’s book, Time has Past (good pun) cleverly combines the known facts and timelines about the Ripper with an evocative and atmospheric tale that explores the darker side of human nature.

“I cannot express enough my gratitude for all the help I have received in the publishing of my book, from the very first consultation to the finished article the team have constantly kept me up to date on the progress and have been extremely helpful and quick to respond to my many questions with a very professional and friendly approach. All I can say is thank you.”
— Graeme Taylor

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'Cheeky Chimp City – The Great Banana Mystery'

The stunning illustrations and the cheeky characters and storyline made this book a joy to work on. Lynda wanted the largest size book possible with print on demand, which meant that the illustrations could be full page and carry more impact. The result is a charming book that will entertain children and adults alike.

“Right from the initial contact UK Book Publishing offered outstanding professional service. From constructive feedback on layouts, editing and the final product. Judith and the team were available to chat through any details and offered some excellent advice, making this a stress free project. We are so happy with the book that we are working on number two! ”
— Lynda Barrett

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'The Secrets We Keep'

When Aimee contacted us about publishing her book, she had already had several attempts to publish, but had lost confidence in the companies she’d approached due to their lack of communication. We were very happy to guide her through the process and get her book out into the marketplace, for The secrets we keep is confidently written and a beautiful heart-warming tale that will appeal to women the world over.

“I contacted UK Book Publishing initially with some queries about publishing and was immediately impressed with the responses I received. I had dithered for a while about publishing, so I really appreciated all the support I received for the many questions I asked! Communications were always friendly and personable. The support through the whole process was great, starting with Ruth's enthusiasm and encouragement for the manuscript, Judith's clear information on financial matters, and Jay's excellent cover design. The guidance from start to finish was outstanding and I am so thrilled with the end results.”
— Aimee Hadley

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