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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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'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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'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

'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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'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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'The Five Stone Steps'

The Five Stone Steps masterfully blends fact and fiction to create a fascinating insight into life on Tyneside in the 1920s. Based on the memoirs of a serving policeman and the many hilarious tales told by his grandmother, John has written a highly entertaining and informative book.

As well as producing paperback  and ebook versions, we also undertook a marketing campaign for John, resulting in a number of articles in local newspapers, helping to drive book sales.

“As someone who suffers with anxiety problems I hummed and hawed a long time over whether or not to go ahead and self publish my book The Five Stone Steps. As the tales are set in South Shields and I live near Bristol I wanted a firm based in the North East and UK Book Publishing have really fitted the bill. From the very first I was impressed by their friendly but businesslike approach. Ruth gave me sound editing and marketing advice, Judith helped me through the financial side of things, and Jay did a brilliant job with the cover and layout of the book which included illustrations – Dan was always in the background with helpful advice if needed. I’d not hesitate to recommend them to anyone thinking of dipping their toe in the water of self publishing.”
— John Orton

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'Tragedy and other short stories'

A talented young author, Abigail Tadesse has been encouraged by her parents and teachers to put pen to paper and share her ideas and amazing imagination by publishing her first collection of short stories at just nine years old. Her range of vocabulary and storytelling will enchant many young readers as well as adults as they step into her world.

“All the team at UK Book Publishing are kind and helpful in publishing my book. And I mean it. I would recommend you to anyone in the world. Thanks again. I'm very impressed.”
— Abigail Tadesse

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'With my head in the clouds'

Gwyn Mullett has led quite a life. So much so that when he came to tell his story, he couldn’t fit it all into one book. Part one of his autobiography tracks his life from growing up as a boy fascinated by aviation, through to becoming one of the youngest pilots and flying the fastest time for British Airways across the Atlantic. With unflinching honesty, With my head in the Clouds takes you on a hilarious and at times disturbing journey, as the reader discovers just how close near misses in the sky really are, and what actually goes on in the cockpit at moments of crisis, not to mention just what the flight crews get up to when off-duty.

“It was back in 2013 that I started a search for a publishing company in the UK to publish my book. After a number of refusals and 'we will call you' answers I contacted UK Book Publishing and was presently surprised to get a friendly voice on the end of the phone. I submitted my script and they agreed to publish it. I found that in all my dealings with UK Book Publishing I have received a prompt and courteous service. As for pricing they are extremely competitive and I would not hesitate to recommend them”
— Gwyn Mullett

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'The Twisted Yarn'

The Twisted Yarn is an enchanting tale of adventure, love and companionship, weaving nursery rhymes with modern day challenges to take the reader on a voyage of discovery. We were delighted to work with Rosemary on her first novel that will appeal to all those who like a good ‘yarn’.

“My novel, The Twisted Yarn - out now as a print-on-demand/e-book - did not require close copy-editing by the time I put it in the hands of the editorial team at UK Book Publishing. Nevertheless they did a thorough job on it and found points that had been overlooked by previous editors. From that initial contact right through to the delivery of finished books I found their service prompt, efficient, in all respects, and - probably the most important - personalised and friendly. I never waited more than a day for a reply to a query and I came to feel by the end that although I had no opportunity to meet the team in person, being based in Paris myself, that I 'knew' them. I cannot speak too highly of the service they provide and of the competitiveness of their pricing. ”
— Rosemary Milne

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'The Transient'

Josephine and Robert Woods came to us with a whole host of ideas for a series of books – poetry, children’s books, illustrated books. We started with this collection of poetry and designed a cover that would make the most of the beautiful setting that inspired so many of the poems.

“Josephine (the author) and I are very happy we found UK Book Publishing.
The project, to publish a two book poetry series, has gone very smoothly and everybody we have had contact with has been a delight to work with.
Their ability to take a spoken concept with supplied images and create exactly the sort of cover envisaged is a testimonial in its own right.
We look forward to expanding with E-Books.
Thanks, UK Book Publishing.
A Kiwi in Yorkshire (and her husband)”
— Robert Woods

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'Progeny of a Killer'

J M Shorney has an outstanding track record of writing thrillers, and we were delighted she chose us to work with her for the latest book in her Aidan McRaney series. She opted for both a paperback version and ebook, and we proofread and typeset the book and designed the cover artwork.

“UK Book Publishing were the third publishers I have worked with. Suffice to say, the only ones I am happy to work with again.
The print is impeccable. The cover art was absolutely amazing. Thanks to Jay Thompson and his team. Plus their pricing packages are easily affordable.
A pleasure to work with.

— J M Shorney

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'Agent Provocateur'

We had previously worked with Edmund on his ebook novel Two-faced, relaunching it with a new cover, and giving it a full edit. Agent Provocateur is Edmund’s most ambitious work to date – a highly-researched account of the Brussels resistance movement in the Great War, including the fate of the brave Edith Cavell.

This time around, Edmund decided to go for both an ebook and a hardback version, the latter with a beautifully-designed dust jacket.

“Ruth and all of the staff at UK Book Publishing have been terrific in assisting me to get my past two novels edited and professionally published in both e-Book and hardcopy versions”
— Edmund Charles

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'Mistaken Identity'

Molly wanted to relaunch her novel Mistaken Identity, with a stunning new cover, and get it for sale with online retailers. We proofread the book first, then typeset it and designed a cover to her brief. We also created some marketing materials for her to promote the book, and converted the novel to all e-book formats to widen its availability.

“What an amazing team and service! What made me decide to work with Ukbookpublishing.com was the telephone call I made to Ruth Lunn enquiring about self publishing services about my second novel Mistaken Identity. My call was handled in a professional manner. She promised me an interesting journey and that's how its been like with the whole team. I have enjoyed every step .
Thank you for transforming Mistaken Identity into a masterpiece. Like the book cover, the typesetting, editing, all beautifully done. I will definitely call again for my third Novel.
Thank you all at ukbookpublishing
You have my vote”
— Molly Gambiza

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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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