Bill Munro


Since 1998 I have written eight non-fiction print books for other publishers. Three of these are about military vehicles but most specialise in the history of the London taxi. After self-publishing a ninth title through my company, Earlswood Press I then took the work of other authors, and published another of my own print books under this imprint.

I currently have two ebooks published on Smashwords: 'The Golden Rules of Self-Publishing' and a text-only version of one of my Earlswood Press titles, 'London Taxis - A Full History'.

At the moment I still have a day job, which is driving a London taxi. I'm married to Karen, who, besides holding down a full-time job helps me run Earlswood Press. Together we enjoy social dancing, walking, swimming and travel

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
One, does it match the style of the book, two, does it have a real impact and three, is it bold enough to show up as a thumbnail? This last is often overlooked, as on line, that's all you see!
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly non-fiction, particularly biographies and history. Fiction has really got to grab me, and the last books that did have me really hooked were those in Steig Larssen's Millenium Trilogy. For modern British life, try Andrew Crofts
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Where to find Bill Munro online

Where to buy in print


The Golden Rules of Self-Publishing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,580. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014 by Earlswood Press. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » 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
London Taxis a Full History
Series: Earlswood Press London taxi books. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,070. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2011 by Earlswood Press. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
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

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