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.
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“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