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SWALLOW BOOKS

 

 

of the English Lakes

A bespoke self-publishing service based in the English Lake District, home of the poet Wordsworth and the setting for Arthur Ransome's classic novel Swallows and Amazons 

 

 

PUBLISHING PROJECT MANAGEMENT FROM MANUSCRIPT TO BOOK LAUNCH, INCLUDING TOP-QUALITY CONSULTATION, EDITING, COVER DESIGN, TYPESETTING, PRINTING AND PUBLICITY

THE BATTLE FOR SELF-BELIEF

 

There is a book in you ... a good one.

 

You may have it in your head, or in your bottom drawer, abandoned, after you put your heart and soul into it. There may be a big part of you that doesn't believe it could ever sell and be a real pleasure for others. Well, it's time to stop doubting and start believing. 

Step One

(self)-prepare

 

We hire a professional literary assessor to examine your writing project, line by line, in pursuit of excellence. Style, sense, flow, pace, consistency ... everything is scrutinised, in consultation with you, and the result is a highly polished manuscript.

Step Two

(self)-publish

 

We get your manuscript copyedited, proofread and typeset, while a cover designer goes to work on bringing your visual ideas to life. We then send the typeset manuscript to printers, while we set up the e-book version and publish both e-book and paperback. 

Step Three

(self)-promote

 

We help you fledge as an author, by launching your book and spreading the word. Sooner or later you'll have fulfilled your dream as a writer – finding and connecting with actual readers