You care about your eBook and so do we
Hi, I'm Stephanie and I'm team leader and editor. I've been working in the publishing industry more or less continuously since 1986. Armed with an English degree from Oxford Univeristy and an MPhil in Publishing Studies from Stirling, I began my career as a desk editor with Hodder and Stoughton. I then spent some time in sales, and made a brief foray into accountancy, before establishing myself as a freelance editor and indexer in 1992. And that's what I've been doing since then.
I'm also an author of nearly 30 children's books. I have been published by MacMillan and by Mentor Press and O'Brien Press in Ireland. I have self-published two books on Kindle and Smashwords, and am about to add a whole lot more. My current writing projects are a non-fiction travel memoir and a racy fishing mystery, as well half a dozen children's and young adults' books.
So - I know about editing and I know about self-publishing.
Our covers team has two members. First there's Roger Fereday, professional book and magazine illustrator and cartoonist. Roger has been a freelance illustrator since graduating from Birmingham College of Art and Design in 1969 with a BA. He's worked for many top publishers in several countries, including Edco Ireland, the Folio Society, OUP, Penguin Books, Cornelsen Germany, Franklin Watts, Macmillan, NFER, Pearson, Usborne, Hachette, Hodder & Stoughton and Klett Germany and Switzerland. He regularly draws cartoons for The Oldie and the Radio Times. He has done architectural drawings for Walton Homes, Crest Nicholson, George Wimpey, O’Brien Homes, Charter, Chase Midlands and many, many more such companies, plus loads of work for advertising agencies.
Then there's Caitlin Dagg, lycée student who's a genius with computer graphics. She has a good eye for catchy, modern designs. Check out samples of their work on our home page and on the portfolio page.
Chris provides the website design, development and Search Engine Optimisation. We work to the latest standards; HTML5 and CS3 and build using Content Mangement Frameworks or Blogging systems. It is no good just putting up a static site nowadays, you need a dynamic site where you can add and change content.
We're not here to take advantage of self-publishing authors, but to turn them to their advantage.