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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Globalization has given many of us unparalleled opportunities to live all over the world. But it has made being a teen more complicated than ever. Imagine having to discover your identity and place in the world when you keep having to move communities. How can we help these teens be happy, healthy, and resilient?
Chokladbollar are Swedish chocolate balls. Let Alaine introduce you to her favorite snack through a collection of 30 alternately naughty, healthy and exotic - but always delicious - recipes. Alaine's a global soul and chokladbollar, a constant in her nomadic lifestyle, reflect her culturally diverse upbringing.
Getting to grips with your financial future doesn't have to be painful. Parminder Bains, a chartered financial planner with over 20 years' experience, is passionate about nature. He's found a way of looking after wealth to allow you to safeguard your hard-earned money and be sure you and your descendants will be able to reap what you sowed.
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.'
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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