Fishcake Publications

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Fishcake Publications was established in February 2012 as a reaction to the traditional publishing world. The owner, Martin Ramsay-Rothery, was becoming increasingly frustrated at seeing so many talented writers not getting the recognition they deserved just because they didn't fit in with some marketing strategy or current trend of the mainstream publishers. He held to the belief that if someone has taken the time to write something then it deserves to available to be read and not just pushed aside by the would-be gate keepers of what the public gets to choose from.
Using Martin's own novel, COWS!, as the flagship book to start this company Fishcake Publications has gone on to publish several more titles and introduce several new authors to the public and hopes to introduce many more in the future. Fishcake Publications also looks at work from any genre and, as long as it is well written, looks to promote any work of merit.
Fishcake Publications is the independent publisher with the author in mind and looks to give them that introductory platform onto the world publishing stage.
The Golden Book of Bright Ideas, Surprising Stories and Imagination
Price: Free! Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2017 by Fishcake Publications. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology
This is a collection of short, illustrated stories by a group of talented and creative Meltham children, that varies so wildly, it will leave you wondering how they all started with the same brief!
When Times Were Bad: Those Good Old Days
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 39,650. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2016 by Fishcake Publications. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Granddad rarely had anything interesting to say these days. This was until he stumbled onto the subject of his youth growing up in a Yorkshire town during the Second World War. Suddenly, his world was alive with reminiscences of the past, resilient local communities and his eventful childhood during the war years.
Murgatroyd's Mill Trip
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 85,650. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016 by Fishcake Publications. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Breakfast, bus, beer, Blackpool…bust! Imagine the things that could go wrong with a bus full of drunken mill workers enjoying the delights of sunny Blackpool. Liaisons with ‘ladies’ on another trip? Escaping the clutches of Madame Zsa Zsa? Kidnapping a donkey? Crashing the bus? How is Eustace and his friends going to get out of this series of mishaps?
Education, Education, Murder!
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 55,890. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2014 by Fishcake Publications. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A break in, a robbery and a hideous murder at a local primary school. This is a vicious and unusual event in the dreary mill town of Telbury where Detective Inspector Marcus Harrison finds himself after transferring against his will from the big city. At least now he has a case to get his teeth into that will take his mind off his own troubles. But is it such a simple case?
The Ministry of Silly Poets: "I am not a poet!"
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2014 by Fishcake Publications. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
I am not a poet! That is what I keep telling myself anyway! A poet is someone that takes the literary form very seriously and it would appear that I tend to be quite the opposite. I just enjoy playing around with words to create something enjoyable to read, something to make people laugh, something to make you think or just say “what was that?”. Who cares as long as it provokes a reaction?
A Fistful of Marigolds
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 79,310. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014 by Fishcake Publications. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A new school term in 1973 and Kathy Johnson, thirty, unmarried and an overworked teacher in a primary school on a run-down council estate, needs a fresh start but is still haunted by a tragic secret from her past. However, the disadvantaged people of Becklefield have problems of their own and before long Kathy is irresistibly, compassionately and unwillingly drawn into their tumultuous lives.
Human Rights: Undead Set on Living
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 51,930. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014 by Fishcake Publications. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
What would happen if a zombie suddenly became ethical? What if it wasn't happy with the organised zombie society it was forced to work within? What if it wanted to save human kind before they became extinct but had to eliminate the super mutant zombie overlords to do this? Could they live in peace with human kind? These are all the normal everyday questions you would expect during the apocalypse.
A World of Darkness
Price: Free! Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013 by Fishcake Publications. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Horror » General
In the summer holidays of 2013, Fishcake Publications ran a spooky story workshop in the Kirklees Huddersfield Library for kids aged 8-12 with a view to producing an eBook that contained the work that came from it. These stories are the result of those workshops. The Serial Killer, The Evil Carrot, Eyeball City, The Adventure of a Lifetime, Sweet But Murderous, The Curse of the Festival Fire.
Murgatroyd's Christmas Club
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 115,750. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013 by Fishcake Publications. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Mill worker, Willie Arkenthwaite, suddenly, and by his own doing, becomes treasurer of the Murgatroyd's Mill Christmas club. Being rude, crude & terribly rude, how will this docile and inarticulate man accomplish this? With his friends, workmates and many comical mishaps along the way, that's how.
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 26,570. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013 by Fishcake Publications. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.40 from 5 reviews)
Sheep and Cows have been the dominant species’ on the planet for eons. With their superior intellect and cultural sociological ideals they have lived together peacefully for generations. That was until the appearance of the mythical ‘hairless apes’.
Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012 by Fishcake Publications. Categories: Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Frank and Jessie Littlewood (and some of their friends) had a way of capturing the spirit of their generation in a charming prose that can’t help but raise a smile. This is but a small selection of pieces put together from works that were actually found written down, not only demonstrating the true entertainers they were, but also showing how much they loved one another and their many friends
Souls of Darkness
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 51,390. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012 by Fishcake Publications. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.53 from 15 reviews)
This illustrated book shows exactly what can happen when you take three very different horror, fantasy and sci-fi writers, dismember their work, and then fiendishly stitch it back together in the form of an anthology of their compiled short stories. A contorted mixture of sinister sci-fi horror, ghostly goings on and true-life terror, carefully combined within the cover of this book.
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 37,610. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012 by Fishcake Publications. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Cows are trying to take over the world! But how would these normally docile creatures do such a thing? Only Jimmy Tatley from Golthwaite and sheepdog companion Flossy can find out to stop them in time and save everyone from becoming bovine slaves. Of course, they get a little help on the way from some unusual characters, the Avians and those mysterious agents ‘The Masters’.

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