Summertime Publishing & Springtime Books

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Summertime Publishing specialises in publishing books by and for people living abroad with a particular emphasis on Third Culture Kids and issues affecting the global family. Summertime's sister publisher, Springtime Books, works with books and authors in other genres. We are a partner publisher, so we charge a fee for our editing, mentoring and production services and, as a result, pay a royalty of up to 60%. Our strength lies in our 'by your side from inspiration to publication' approach. We offer a flexible, bespoke service starting with as little as a thirty-minute brainstorming session right through to a full publishing package with distribution to all major global retailers.

Founded in 1997 by Jo Parfitt, who is herself an expat and has written over 30 books, Summertime is a global company with an extensive international network and a team based in Malaysia, North America, the Netherlands, South Africa and England. We have published well over 90 expatriate books from 50 exceptional authors. Could you be one?

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This Messy Mobile Life: How a Mola can help globally mobile families create a life by design
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 69,170. Language: American English. Published: March 20, 2019 by Summertime Publishing & Springtime Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Reference, Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration & Emigration
Do your family dinners happen in more than one language? Do you celebrate Christmas and Eid? Do you and your family feel at home in more than one country? If so, then you may be a MOLA Family and yes, this multicultural, multilingual, mobile life can get a little 'messy.'
The Flight of The Soul Millionaire: For Radical Financial Advisers Who Dare to Soar
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,920. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 15, 2019 by Summertime Publishing & Springtime Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Development / business development, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Mentoring & coaching
Okay… so you and your team are already doing a really good job for clients. But are you creating a business – no matter how small – that could be described as ‘Great’, ‘Exceptional’, ‘Industry-Changing’? Is your company a place of creativity and re-energising joy? Do you understand how your role can, literally, transform people’s lives? And do you care?
Monday Morning Emails: Six Months, Twelve Countries, a Thousand Thoughts - Two Mothers Share the Journey of Living a Global Life
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 74,430. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2018 by Summertime Publishing & Springtime Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Family relationships
A continent apart, Jo and Terry Anne made the commitment to email each other every Monday morning for six months. Part memoir, part diary, part self-help, the result is a vulnerable and insightful recollection - the then and now - of expatriate life between two friends.
Life After My Saucepans, Lifting the Lid on Living in the Dominican Republic
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,060. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2017 by Summertime Publishing & Springtime Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
In What About Your Saucepans? Lindsay de Feliz gave up marriage and a successful career in the UK to follow her dreams as a scuba diving instructor in the Dominican Republic. She met and married her Dominican man and went on an incredible adventure involving political corruption and being shot in her own home. Life After My Saucepans continues the incredible story.
Misunderstood: The Impact Of Growing Up Overseas In The 21st Century
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 84,630. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2016 by Summertime Publishing & Springtime Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Growing Up, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Social Issues / Emigration & Immigration
Over 200 million people currently live abroad; more than 50 million are temporary residents, intending to return to their country of origin. Misunderstood explores the impact international life can have on the children of such families – while they live overseas, when they return, and as they mature into adults.
The Worlds Within: An Anthology of TCK Art and Writing – Young, Global and Between Cultures
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,060. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016 by Summertime Publishing & Springtime Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Multicultural education, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Life stages / general
Your mother is Swiss, your father is from the Philippines and you have so far lived in five countries, none of them your passport country. Who are you? Where are you from? Where is home? And what did you eat for breakfast?
The Stress-Free Guide to Studying in the States – a Step-by-Step Plan for International Students
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,540. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016 by Summertime Publishing & Springtime Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Getting into college, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Student life & student affairs
In today's global world, many students attend universities outside the country, culture and education system in which they were born or grew up. For an increasing number, the USA will be their aim, but few will have an understanding of the US education system, the best universities for their field of study, or the application requirements for international students. Fully updated fo 2016.
Retire to the Life You Love
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,920. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014 by Summertime Publishing & Springtime Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Healthy aging, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Aging
Retire to the Life You Love invites you to embrace your future from the inside, out. Through its practical tools and real life examples, you gain clarity and confidence to be the unique individual you are and to do what is most important and joyful to you. This is a work of wisdom inspired by the author’s more than 25 years of experience facilitating the career transitions of thousands of people.
A Career in Your Suitcase: A Practical Guide to Creating Meaningful Work, Anywhere
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 102,990. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014 by Summertime Publishing & Springtime Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Business Management, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
Do you want to find a career that is: a) based on what you love to do more than anything; b) created from your strongest skills and best assets; c) will let you work anywhere; d) can be sustained and developed even if you move again? then you need A Career in Your Suitcase.
Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child: Practical Storytelling Techniques That Will Strengthen The Global Family
You set the price! Words: 45,690. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014 by Summertime Publishing & Springtime Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Children's Studies, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Parenting / child rearing
The only thing you can be sure you can move around the world is your child's ability to increase his or her interpersonal skills. In today's global world, each of us is searching for effective tools that can help our children to thrive. Emotional Resilience for the Expat Child provides a step-by-step guide that is designed to increase a child's emotional vocabulary and emotional intelligence.
The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 127,010. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014 by Summertime Publishing & Springtime Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration & Emigration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Living abroad offers enriching experiences of growth, broadened perspective, enhanced cultural understanding. Yet its transition-rich, change-driven, cross-cultural nature can place considerable demands. The Emotionally Resilient Expat shows the key to successful transitions and beyond lies in emotional resilience to adapt, adjust or simply accept.
Didgeridoos And Didgeridon’ts: A Brit's Guide To Moving Your Life Down Under (Second Edition)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,650. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 31, 2014 by Summertime Publishing & Springtime Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
A collection of short, personal experiences Vicky Gray and her family encountered during the first year of their new life Down Under. In addition to entertaining diary entries, inspirational stories from other expats, top tips and vital resources, the book is crammed full of well-researched information on everything you need to know to survive and thrive during your first year in Australia.
What About Your Saucepans?
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 75,700. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 30, 2014 by Summertime Publishing & Springtime Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Lindsay de Feliz walked away from an enviable lifestyle – marriage, successful career, expensive holidays, designer clothes, fast cars – to pursue her dream of being a scuba diving instructor. She could not have predicted the journey ahead when she arrived in the heat, sunshine and vibrant culture of the Dominican Republic.


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