Book Design

'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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'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

'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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'A guide to positive mental health'

The aim of this guide is to promote positive mental health in sport – and football in particular. Mental health issues can be harder to spot than physical injury, but how much support the sufferer receives can make a big difference to their recovery.

Caroline has set up a footballing support community, and this book came out of wanting to provide practical support for coaches in particular. We proofread the book, designed and laid it out, and set the book up for print on demand and online sales.

“When I first starting writing my first book, I expected a long, tedious and scary experience. After all, I'd never done anything on this scale before!
Working with UK Book Publishing has been an amazing experience. Not only did the staff walk me through the stages, but Ruth has made a scary experience into a pleasurable one. Not only did she talk me through every step of writing my first book, but the advice given and her great communication has left me wanting to write further books.
I am now planning my second book and cannot wait to work with UK Book Publishing again.”
— Caroline Elwood-Stokes

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'It’s a Dog’s Life'

We worked with author Stephen Wylie on his first book It’s a Dog’s Life, a heart-breaking tale of one dog’s journey through adversity. Stephen had a clear idea of how he wanted his book to look, and we worked with him to make his idea a reality.

We edited the book, designed and laid it out, and managed the printing of 1,000 paperback copies. Stephen is selling his book through his dog rescue charity website, with some of the proceeds going to his charity, SHAK.

“The books landed today and I still can't believe I've done it. Just wanted to thank you all for helping me when I really didn't know where to go next.”
— Stephen Wylie

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'Tetra'

The first of a four-part series, Tetra is an exciting book by a new young author. We took his brief for the cover to create a visual that sets the book within its genre and pulls in the imagery from the story. We also edited the book and typeset it, before setting up the book for print on demand and selling online.

The author is garnering some great reviews already, so look out for the sequel.

“I stumbled upon UK Book Publishing almost by accident and it was the most fortunate accident of all. Every team member I ever interacted with were so pleasant and helpful, going above and beyond to assist me after a previous editor had let me down. From book cover to manuscript editing, the team did it all and kept me informed throughout. Can't wait to see what they do with my next three in the series!”
— G W J Baird

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'A year in the life of our North East Coast'

For nearly 18 months we worked with Newcastle University on a special book, made by and for the people of the North-East.

A year in the life of our north east coast‘ is a beautiful visual testament to the coastline of north east England, featuring hundreds of images by local residents of all ages. A full colour, case-bound (hard back) coffee table style book, it’s ideally suited to showing off the amazing coastline of North East England !

“We really enjoyed the entire process of producing our book. Both Dan and Jay were extremely enthusiastic, inventive and supportive throughout each stage, from the project proposal to actual book launch. They produced a beautiful book which is proving very popular with the people of the north east of England and indeed further afield. We look forward to working with the team in the future.”
— Annie Cunningham, Newcastle University

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'The History Gate Adventures'

The author had written a book for her nephew (in which he stars as the hero), and wanted to produce the book as a very special birthday surprise. We proofread the book, laid it out and designed a cover for the hardback book, and had a number of copies printed for the author. It’s a fantastic adventure – he’s a very lucky boy.

“Thank you so much for all of your efforts on the book – it arrived this morning and I must admit to shedding a little tear when I opened it. It looks fantastic!”
— B J Cross

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'Surviving the PhD'

This engaging book is a personal and uplifting account of one man’s journey through the highs and lows of studying for a doctorate, from the initial enquiry through to the graduation ceremony.

We designed a cover for Michael’s book, proofread and laid out the book, and had a number of copies printed for him. He particularly liked the wordplay on the cover.

“I am extremely happy at the result of your and your team's work. I could not have imagined such an outcome. Please pass on my appreciation to your team. The book cover alone is confirmation that using ukBookPublishing has been a very worthwhile investment. I will certainly continue to recommend ukBookPublishing.”
— Michael Fennell

'Pride in the Lion'

A history of one of the UK’s leading university rugby clubs, this book is a high quality hardback publication with full colour printing throughout, and a luxurious matt laminated dust jacket.

“I am very pleased with the book. Reactions to the book have been very positive. I feel that we worked closely as a team on this project and am more than delighted that you share the positive feelings about it. ”
— Prof. Stewart Evans, Newcastle University

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