Welcome to Carnegie Scotforth Books

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

Carnegie Scotforth Books is the self-publishing arm of highly respected Carnegie Publishing Ltd. 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.

When you publish with us, 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 experience is a real pleasure for you. 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.

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. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know anything at all about publishing; we can help and advise you on all aspects of the process, but in a way which always leaves you in the driving seat, making all the decisions along 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. You can get in touch by filling in the very helpful form in the ‘Contact us’ section of this site, or using the following details:



Contact Anna Goddard at:
Carnegie Scotforth Books
Carnegie House
Chatsworth Road
Lancaster LA1 4SL

Tel: 01524 840333

My Publishing Aims

Why do I want to publish this book?

The First Steps

What we can do for you > What we need from you > Free estimates

Are You Ready To Talk?

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The Publishing Process

We’ve created a handy guide to explain each major stage in the publishing process, focusing on what you, as a self-publishing author, need to know, and avoiding the technical stuff you don’t need to worry about.


  • The team at Carnegie Scotforth were efficient and helpful from the outset, they designed an excellent book cover, listening to my feedback and responding to my many small adjustments quickly and creatively. I am thrilled with the quality and beauty of the finished book.

    My Story – Click Here

    Rebecca Truman
    Author of Aerialist
  • I would thoroughly recommend having a book produced by Carnegie Scotforth Books. I was so impressed by everyone’s help, creativity and utter professionalism in developing the draft of my book. It was a joy to see the book develop, so purposefully. And, needless to say, I am absolutely thrilled and delighted by the finished product.

    My Story – Click Here

    John Mather
    Author of Challenging Waters
  • I would have no hesitation in recommending Carnegie Scotforth Books to any authors considering a self-publishing option for their book. Their hard work will be taken care of by an experienced, highly commendable team who place the best interests of the client at the heart of their business.

    My Story – Click Here

    Anthony Miller
    Author of The Inviting Shore

Contact Us Today!

Ready to talk to us about self-publishing? Excellent!

Before you contact us about your project, make sure you do the following:

  • Read through our section on Starting out – think about your publishing aims
  • Read up on the publishing process – an easy way to get familiar with how everything works
  • Take a look at a few examples from our previous clients
  • Read the Checklist and note down your specifications

If you need to discuss any aspect of your project, at any stage, there will be someone here who can help. We have a small team and all of us enjoy the contact we have with authors and others involved in the book production process.

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