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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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'Mines and Miners of Wensleydale'

Ian spent 18,000 hours researching and writing this book and we were delighted to assist him with his ‘labour of love’. The result is a stunning, authoritative account of the mining history of Wensleydale, and Ian is successfully selling his books locally and further afield.

“UK Book Publishing have helped me produce a book which is constantly praised for its cover, type, setting out and quality of paper. Being a first time writer they have given me the best of support and guided me throughout to produce an excellent book at a very competitive price.”
— I.M. Spensley

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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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'The Pogues: The best night out in town'

A book that beautifully combines humour and pathos, this is much more than a fan’s perspective of life following The Pogues. Recounting numerous scrapes and adventures, Calum Bruce’s book will appeal to Pogues diehards as well as anyone interested in a good story, told well.

We edited Calum’s book, designed a cover for him, typeset the book and set it up for print on demand. As well as selling online, Calum also got a bulk quantity of books printed, and took them with him to a number of Pogues concerts. His marketing included setting up a website, connecting with fans on Facebook and other social media, and organising media coverage.

“From the very start, I was comfortable working with some really genuine people who believed in my writing. They delivered in every way, advising me throughout superbly, and even managed to complete my project to a tight time schedule. I’m both thrilled and delighted. The end result, simply, is that my book is doing well. I’m so pleased that I chose to work with Ruth, Jay and Dan.”
— Calum Bruce

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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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'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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'Blind Courage'

An inspiring woman and an amazing story. Christine Deponio went blind at 16, but she hasn’t let that stop her achieving her goals in life. Indeed she has fitted so much into her life so far, that this autobiography is only Part 1.

We proof-read, typeset and designed Christine’s book, set her book up for online print and e-book sales, and printed thousands of books. Christine organised two book launches and didn’t tire of signing books at both. She has also taken every opportunity to market her book, and the proceeds are going towards purchasing a new building for the hospice she runs.

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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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'Respect: essential, universal, elusive'

A wide ranging study into respect and its importance, Keith Brown’s book includes personal examples and anecdotes and a thorough analysis of what respect means for different people.

We designed the cover artwork, proofread and typeset the book, and set the book up for print on demand and selling online. Keith’s book was featured in a full page review in The Voice.

“I am very satisfied with the quality of the product, as well as the service that I have received from UK Book Publishing. Please convey my thanks to Ruth and Jay for their professional, efficient and effective service.”
— Keith M Brown

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