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'Lao and Chen: Master your Art'

This graphic novel is a fantasy tale about twin brother and sister Lao and Chen who are in a big quest for the mastery of their magical powers. The core to their powers is the box of life and that box has an enemy that wants to destroy it, a foe well known as ILu Destroyer of life. The twins’ world is counting on them – they must master their powers to save humanity.

“UK Book Publishing are a team with full expertise in making an excellent product along with the authors. I felt really secure in having Ruth correct my manuscript and and having Jay design the interior of my book. I'm happy with the quality of the book.”
— Braulio Pitra

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'A Parthenon on our Roof'

This is a story of two people who couldn’t be more different: Alexandra, a product of Greek Fire. Born into the cradle of civilization. Weaned on the teachings of ancient Greek philosophers, thrilled by the bravery of Spartans and thousands of years of cultural heritage.

And Peter, her future husband, a tea-drinking, digestive-dunking product of British society. Working to make a living with no real ambitions or dreams. But then, he fell in love and everything changed.

At times hilarious, always embarrassing, Peter’s story of how he became Greek enough to live with a Greek family includes a near-death experience on a mountain road, eccentric aunts, Greek bureaucracy, melting flip flops, and the decision to demolish the much-loved family home, replacing it with a five-storey apartment block, complete with a Parthenon on the roof terrace.

To cap it all, someone thought it a good idea to put Peter in charge of the rebuild project, despite not speaking a word of Greek or being able to read Greek contracts. What could possibly go wrong?

Such an entertaining read – and a real pleasure to work on.

“Any potential authors thinking of self publishing should avoid the vanity publishers and go straight to UK Book Publishing. They look after the author. The clarity of the service impressed me from the first look. The response from the team was excellent and prices quoted were reasonable and fair. From the moment UK Book Publishing took over publishing my book, they professionally proofread, printed, and launched it, it became a best seller on Amazon in the first week. Four months later it's still an international best selling book. Everything was perfect. I would never go anywhere else.”
— Peter Barber

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'Downhill, Dark Dreams, and Dark Shadows'

We’re especially delighted when we get to work with authors for a second, third or even fourth book – it must mean we’re doing something right! And we’re really pleased to have published all three (so far!) of Ann Thorsson’s books, beginning with Downhill, then her new book Dark Dreams, and most recently Dark Shadows, a sequel to Downhill. Authors really notice how they’re taken much more seriously when they have multiple books on offer – they are no longer just a one-book author.

“When I was looking to publish my first novel, Downhill (back in 2019), I searched the internet and came across UK Book Publishing. After reading the testimonials from other self-published authors, I felt that UK Book Publishing was the right choice for me. From the initial enquiry, they handled my work with professionalism and support, and nothing was too much trouble. Since then, I have published two more books with their assistance (Dark Dreams in 2020 and Dark Shadows in 2022), and am just about to refresh my first two novels with updated information. They are definitely "first choice" if you are looking to self-publish!”
— Ann Thorsson

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'Buddhism and other such rubbish!'

Gavin is a stand-up comedian, and has put together some of his material into a laugh-out-loud book. As well as selling it through online retailers, he offers signed copies at his shows, and has had a great response to his musings on those who profess to be experts on every subject under the sun!

“Some publishers want to be your manager or want to have say in the content of a book. All I wanted was someone to proof read it, put any references or spelling/comprehension right, do all the hard work like get a copy to the National library etc. and then in turn print it.
It seemed to me like they had time for you when you rang up or emailed. I was very naive and asked the most obvious questions and they calmly explained the whole procedure to me as to how I go about getting a book out.
I was very happy with the service, honestly more happy than I would've even hoped for. It's been a great experience and a great service.”
— Gavin Webster

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'Feathers & Furs 2'

This is the second, beautifully illustrated book that we’ve worked with Paul on – a follow up to Feathers & Furs, a delightful story that connects young children with many different animals, and will hopefully set them up for a lifetime. A colourful treat!

“I am extremely happy with all that you have done to publish my book. You're a group of fine people.”
— Paul Ottley

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'Floral Design and Blossom'

The design of this book was fundamental to the project, as clearly a book about how to create stunning floral displays and arrangements has to look good! Rita’s designs are a beautiful mix of classic and contemporary, and she shows, step-by-step, how to create these with just a few key ‘ingredients’ and a dash of flair.

“While looking for a publisher, I was searching for continual assistance, reliability, dedication, understanding, professional approach in the final product being developed. Finding a good publisher that has been engaging and assisting with honest feedback from title, imagery to influencing marketing and sales. Timings of stages and challenged in making sure the editorials and imagery is suited for the chapters and designs.
The book has been a dream to design and for the UK Book Publishing team to have understood the book from the start, to not only express interest, but actually deliver my vision, I think that’s a company that understands, listens and delivers to its consumers a fantastic service.”
— M C S Antoniou

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'A heart beats within'

This is the magical and touching story of a rocking horse told in his own words. He vividly describes the pain and joy of possessing a heart as he journeys through 80 years of his life. His adventures take him on a colourful and riveting ride. Beautifully illustrated by the author and her friend, this is a real delight.

“Thank you for all your work in bringing my book to life. I am more than delighted with the result! It looks SO professional.”
— Lana Gazder

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'A Touchy Subject'

A humorous look at life in the secondary school classroom from the point of view of an experienced supply teacher expressed through a series of letters to her absent colleague, Cassie. The characters at the school – and there are plenty of ‘characters’ – and the author’s own family, really come to life through her attempts to take her friend’s mind off her illness. This book is about all that life encompasses, a real treat.

“I am very pleased to have chosen UK Book Publishing to publish my book. I am very happy with the excellent service I have received. Ruth could not have done more for me, helping me at every stage of the process in an encouraging and supportive manner. Jay also provided a wonderful front cover. It was a pleasure to work with both of them. I would not hesitate to recommend UK Book Publishing.”
— Beth James

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'The Fall of a Warrior'

It’s gratifying to see the 5-star ratings rolling in for this debut from Scottish writer James Cook. The first in a trilogy, The Fall of a Warrior focuses on three separate stories that are seamlessly wound together, set in a fantasy world and featuring swords, heroes, and adventures aplenty.

“Absolutely first class service from everyone at UK Book Publishing. Everyone was so accommodating to my needs and put any of my concerns quickly to bed. It made publishing much easier and more stress free than it could have been. You were all very accommodating to any of my small changes and requirements. Particularly on the front cover, which I was desperate to get right.”
— James Cook

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'Property Accounting with Sage'

There aren’t many books on how to perform accounting for property managers and property investors, and  this book explains the basic principles needed to correctly record accounting information relating to property. It uses worked examples for setting up and recording information in the popular Sage 50 accounting package, and is the first in a series of easy-to-use guides. Screenshots guide the reader through the process, making this an ideal companion for property managers using Sage 50.

“We are new to the field of book publishing and UK Book Publishing helped us through all of the hoops we had to jump through. These hoops included getting ISBN numbers and their images to go on the back of the book. The hoops also included getting an excellent cover design, proof reading services, typesetting and image management. Getting all of these aspects right is essential for a professional looking book. Getting even one of them wrong will definitely compromise the sale of the book. Obviously, we were confident of the content of our book but we had no idea how much work would go into the process of getting the content from a Word document to a bookshelf. Don’t assume you can save time and costs by doing these for yourself because you can’t. You need someone who has done this many times before to guide you through the process. We will be using UK Book Publishing for the series of books we have in the planning stages.”
— Frank Mason

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'So your child is a complete arsehole'

What a fun project this was. The book began as a novelty Christmas present for the author’s parents (an unusual apology!), but turned into something bigger – recollecting all the drama and incidents of childhood, and what a pain in the backside your child can be – from the adult perspective once they achieve a certain amount of perspective! A book to make you smile and giggle, for sure.

“I can't begin to explain my emotions when I opened up my book cover and content design that the team had put together. I was utterly speechless. From the moment I approached UK Book Publishing (completely by chance when trawling Google for advice on self-publishing, by the way) they have listened to all my ramblings and ideas, considered every detail of my book as if it's their own and they did all the heavy lifting in making my idea a reality. They have been fun, kind and patient from the start and most importantly, the content they produce is of the most professional standard (honestly, it doesn't get any better than this; take my word as a fussy perfectionist!). If you were intending on releasing your own book and are toying with whether or not to use the services of UK Book Publishing, read all the glowing reviews and do it. They'll change your life.
Thank you for everything, UK Book Publishing. Looking forward to the next one already!”
— Becci Abbott

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'Grit and Silver'

Partly based on the author’s earlier life and encounters, this magical realism novella follows three women growing up in poverty in the Peruvian Amazon of the 1990s, then caught up in cocaine trade and communist terrorism. Their partners are a soldier and drug producer, an illegal logger, and a terrorist leader… They experience life on the fringes of crime, displacement, and the grit of survival in urban slums. Their destinies are intertwined from childhood to adulthood and the dream of a better life, sometimes at any cost, runs through their stories like a silver thread.

“I thought the whole service was brilliant, professional, responsive.”
— Anna Heywood

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'Colour-blind'

A memoir with a difference – a life that began in Durban, South Africa, growing up ‘colour-blind’, unaware of being classed as ‘mixed blood’ until Ken tries to get an apprenticeship – only available to ‘whites’ – and then decides to seek pastures new in England, where he still resides, finding the joy of colour in breeding flowers.

“Because I'd always spoken to my grandchildren about my early childhood and life in South Africa, they asked if I'd ever thought of putting it in print. I hadn't but thought, why not. So without having any diaries or notes I began writing, sometimes well into the night.
After finishing it, I started thinking of how to get it published. I looked up the website of publishing firms and of all those I saw UK Book Publishing seemed to have all the answers I needed to know.

Once I'd spoken to Ruth and Jay I knew I'd made the right decision. I cannot praise them highly enough. Because I'd never written or published a book before, there were so many things I wanted to know about the editing, the layout etc, and when I saw the cover design I was blown away. It was the icing on the cake. Jay really excelled himself.

Thank you, Ruth, Jay and the team. This book is a one off for me, but if any first time author isn't sure about how to get their book published, contact UK Book Publishing. You'll get the best advice ever.”
— Ken Rigney

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'Abigail’s Secret'

The appeal (and success) of this book lies in the way the author’s historical research has been woven into a wonderful tale of secrets, romance, relationships and most of all the way we can never fully escape the past. Set over almost a century, Abigail’s Secret has an enduring charm.

“After the hard but exciting, rewarding, work of writing a book, one is faced with the question, if desired, as to how to get the work published. It is a rather daunting prospect. This was my position in the later months of 2015 but after some research I was given the name of the publishing firm UK Book Publishing, who are based in Whitley Bay, Northumberland. I contacted them and after considering samples of my book they gave me a contract, with a view to publishing my book. From that initial contract to the publishing of my book ‘Abigail’s Secret’ this firm could not have been more helpful. They led me through the process with efficiency, competency, courtesy, and encouragement, from beginning to end and I could not have wished for better professional guidance. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and thus encouraged am now beginning research for a second book. This is a publishing firm to be thoroughly recommended, and I will certainly be in touch with UK Book Publishing again.”
— Brenda Craddock

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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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