We are an independent UK-based publishing company, dedicated to maintaining and improving standards in the independent sector. We publish transport books, biographies and memoirs in both print and digital form.
In our transport book section we specialise in books on the London taxi and the London cab trade, but we are always happy to consider new genres. We do not publish fiction, poetry or children's books. We do not have the in-depth knowledge of these genres, nor the marketing experience to do justice to them
We are keen to mentor first-time authors and to advise on the best format for their unpublished books. If you would like us to consider your book for publication, either in print or as an ebook, please send us a SHORT synopsis and a sample chapter. If your book is illustrated, please send a small sample by email, as jpeg or pdf - not embedded in the of your chapter or synopsis text - of the kind of illustrations you have available, or a list of reliable sources from which you intend to obtain them.
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An Italian Village - a perspective on life beside lake Como
British ex-pat Paul Wright tells of his life as an artist in a village beside Italy's Lake Como. Occasionally, he visits a group of retired men to catch up on local gossip and takes part in food festivals, although one, involving the eating a lot of rather muddy frogs, turns out rather different from what he expected!
Dairy Cows and Duck Races
This first hand account of farming and associated business life in the north of England - near to 'James Herriot' country - in the 1970s and 1980s, relates heart-warming tales with humour and candour. It depicts some remarkable rural characters and the hard reality of business life.
The Golden Rules of Self-Publishing
How to do it all yourself - and show a profit! An experienced publisher, who started as a self-publisher shows tell you how to produce profitable and marketable books
A London Cabbie's Year
Taxi! The word is called every day in every town and city in the world, because there are taxis, and of course taxi drivers all around the world. But London's taxi drivers are unique, and have a great reputation. Veteran London cab driver Mick Rose tells what it is like to drive a taxi, a traditional London 'black cab' today
London Taxis a Full History
London’s taxis, the capital's famous 'black cabs' are famous around the world. This book traces the story of the London taxi from 1897, when the capital’s first horseless cab, the Bersey, appeared, right up to the present day. This is a text-only version: a fully illustrated edition is available as a print book from Earlswood Press
An Italian Home - Settling by Lake Como
An English artist and his partner were bored with life in England and wanted to live in a place 'where every day brings joy to the soul'. They found it in a village by Italy's Lake Como, but their adventure was not without some frustration with the bureaucracy of the time. Enjoy Paul’s dry sense of humour as he conveys a vivid word picture of life beside the lake.
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Smashwords book reviews by Earlswood Press
- Business Survival & Prosperity Guaranteed
on March 24, 2011
Not a 'get rich quick' book, but a genuinely helpful 'get sustainably prosperous and enjoy its benefits' book, written from (often painful) first hand experience. Nor is it a hyped up super-duper millionaire success story, but a real down-to-earth guide for the average Joe who wants to be more than average
Written by an Englishman and thus with UK tax and legal references, it deals with the general principles and the nuts and bolts of running a successful business that are universal, from putting the customer first to looking after the money. If you're starting in business, or are thinking about doing so, it is probably the best $2.99 investment you'll ever make
- The Game Of Business And How To Play It
on April 20, 2011
This is a small book, but it's packed with the essentials of all the processes and attitudes you need to run a really successful business. When you understand what Mr Gorman is saying to you, and fully embrace it, you wonder how or why nobody has ever told you this before, or why you never thought of these things yourself. Read it as a primer for Paul Gorman’s ‘How to Out-Sell, Out-Market, Out-Promote, Out-Advertise Everyone Else You Compete Against... Before They Even Know What Hit Them’ (from this same epublisher) for the blow-by-blow details of marketing, and then buy ‘Business Success and Prosperity Guaranteed’ by Paul Hurst one of Paul Gorman’s acolytes and the man who runs this ebook business. Bill Munro
- Twitter 101: An Introductory Guide for College Students
on Aug. 19, 2011
This works for far more people than college students. Those of us in the inkwell generation will find Adam's clear description, and embedded explanation of what Twitter is ACTUALLY FOR, invaluable. As a Smashwords author, struggling to come to terms with how to promote my books, I find this guide a good foundation for getting to grips with Twitter. I'd agree with the review by W. Addison Gast - do us one for FB too, and angle it towards us authors/self-publicists, if you have experience in that field.
- Creating ebooks
on Oct. 10, 2011
A small but very useful and down-to-earth little book that covers all the main points about the topic - the actual craft of formatting the text, (technical, but not overly so, so don't get put off by that) the marketing and a kind word or two for our hosts, Smashwords and the highly useful 'meat grinder' software that turns lead into gold - er, sorry, not quite - but truthfully, properly formatted Word documents into every useable ebook app.
One point not mentioned, if I recall correctly is that epub will not handle any tabulated data (ie set in the kind of table you use in Word) and have it pass Apple's approval for the iStore. Frustrating if your ebook is non-fiction with some important data in its contents, but the way things are progressing, maybe soon it will.
Read this little freebie before you spend any money on others. It's good primer, and maybe, if you start to get into producing your own ebooks in any quantity and gain some practical experience in doing so, it might the only one you'll need