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Thank you for finding your way to Scotforth Books; you have taken the first step on the exciting and enjoyable road towards publishing your own book.

For most authors, the world of self-publishing is a mysterious and daunting one. A book is a very personal thing and most writers have some kind of vision of what their book could look like, but often have no idea where to start. Whether your book is about a place, church, community, organisation, relative, yourself, or a work of fiction, it is true that there are many things to consider.

At Scotforth Books, we’ve been helping authors since 1984 and have expertise in all aspects of publishing, including editing, proofreading, page and cover design, printing, binding, sales and marketing. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know anything at all about publishing, we guide you through the whole process, but in a way which always leaves you in the driving seat, making all the decisions along the way.

We guarantee that you will end up with a very well-produced book that you can be really proud of, and that we will do everything we can to ensure that the process is a real pleasure. Nothing can beat the sense of achievement and pride you will feel once your book is actually in print, and we will guide you every step of the way.

We hope you will find this website useful and easy to use. Do spend time exploring it and if you think self-publishing might be for you, contact us for an initial chat, further information and a free quotation.


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Why Scotforth?

Why Scotforth?

Why should I choose Scotforth Books?
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Download a pdf

If you would prefer to print the information from this website you can download a pdf here. (Link Pending!)

If you would like to tell us about your book there is a very useful and simple form which will help you to explore what the options are, what you want to achieve, and give us the information we need to give you some idea of the possible costs. Each section of the form allows you to do a quick and easy click to background information which will explain anything you’re unsure about and guide you.

If you prefer, you can email us or call 01524 840555 to chat about your book – we do suggest, though, that you look at the form and the website first, just to give you food for thought and perhaps help you to have a rough idea what you might want beforehand.
I have been very pleased and impressed by the sympathetic help Scotforth Books have given at all stages in the publishing process. I feel that the book has turned out to be just as I had hoped (in fact better) and seems to be well received and the overall design and presentation praised by the people who have looked at it.
Roger Cartwright, author, Wind on the Hills