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'We decided, in consultation with PublishNation, to carry out the initial marketing. To our amazement, in just four months, it has become a number one Amazon bestseller.'
Christine Wakefield, Writing Magazine
'I saw an advert for PublishNation and have found them very easy to deal with.'
James Bridgwater, Writing Magazine
Another customer on choosing PublishNation:
'As far as I was concerned this was a no-brainer.'
YOURS magazine offers advice for UK writers: 'Self-publishing has never been easier or cheaper. PublishNation offers an e-book publishing deal for £125…’
What the authors wrote ...
'After seemingly endless rejections from literary agents over a two year period, I was fast coming to the conclusion that my first humorous novel, Ruffled Feathers, would never see the light of day. That was until I came across PublishNation and decided to give them a go. I'm so glad I did. The process couldn't be easier; an efficient, friendly service at a sensible price plus helpful advice whenever needed.
There are so many scams in this business, so it's authors beware I'm afraid. But PublishNation is anything but and delivers what it says it will. I heartily recommend them to all would-be authors and hope to use them again myself in 2015.
PS: Ruffled Feathers is probably the funniest novel you'll ever get your mitts on (advt!)'
'After 2 and ½ years of preparing my first book ‘Axeman Diary of a Stay at Home Guitarist’ it was time to find a publisher.
I duly looked online and found one. They seemed perfect, although very expensive, but insisted that I ditched my cover design for one of theirs. They even said my cover wouldn’t sell a copy. BYE BYE and watch this space you nonbelievers!
I then found PublishNation. Well what can I say. I cannot praise Gwen enough for her professionalism, attention to detail, guidance, advise and very very speedy communication. I couldn’t have asked for more if I tried. Excellent service indeed! So much so I have now asked David to do some marketing for me.
Would I recommend PublishNation? Is the Pope catholic? Of course I would 110% without hesitation. So if you are looking for a publisher LOOK NO FURTHER!'
'I could not be happier with the service provided by PublishNation. Gwen and David were so helpful and made the whole thing an enjoyable experience. All of my questions were answered quickly and cheerfully. I had written my book but had no idea how to get it published onto Amazon and Kindle. It turns out I did not need to know. Just one email to PublishNation and the whole process ran from there. I particularly liked that Gwen did all of the “techy” stuff but asked me to make all of the critical decisions so that I maintained complete control over my work.
If you are reading this and wondering whether to go ahead, just send Publishnation an email now and let them impress you as much as they did me.'
'I do have to say, dealing with PublishNation when you have dealt with others in the past is so refreshing. You are so precise and efficient in the manner in which you deal with matters. No question is too silly or awkward for you, and the net result is a first class book. Thank you all and I look forward to a continuing relationship.'
'Dear David and Gwen,
I am writing to thank you for your exceptional service in transforming my ‘Catching The Laundryman’ manuscript into a well-formatted ebook. Your work was of high quality and your service totally professional. You always responded promptly to my questions and queries and offered valuable advice and guidance. I am pleased to inform you that my novel has reached the Amazon Top 100 International Crime and Mystery category in the UK and the Amazon Top 100 Financial Thriller category in the US. I have also enjoyed sales in both India and Japan. Many thanks for all your efforts. I will be using you for all my future books.'
'Thanks for all that and for your help in publishing the book. Everything has gone brilliantly smoothly and quickly. I appreciate the personal touch and care, resulting in a book that's exactly what I wanted.'
'Thank your for your help and advice in publishing my little book. If it wasn't for you appearing in my life it would still be sitting in a box in the cupboard.
It seems there is so much time and stress involved in even getting someone to read any book and sorting out agents etc. so this quick and efficient method is excellent and suited me.
Thank you again. I will certainly be in touch in the near future again.'
‘I would very much like to recommend PublishNation and in particular David Morrison who has been my guide and mentor since 2011.
Initially I was a complete novice, totally ignorant of the process and without any computer skills to speak off. David patiently and professionally advised but left the final decisions to me so that I always felt the book was my own. This is, in fact, my fourth book being published at present.
Gwen, David’s wife, has been equally helpful on the administration side.
I tried unsuccessfully to self–publish with another company who gave templates etc. but left me without the ‘personal touch’ so that I could gain the confidence and encouragement I needed at every stage.
You will not be disappointed if you choose PublishNation.
Grateful thanks again to David and Gwen Morrison.’
'The Pataman Tape" is my eighth self published novel and the best and most pleasurable experience of the lot. Instead of the delays, difficulties in communication and lack of personal co-operation previously encountered, I found everything smooth sailing. It was a delight to work with such a highly professional, obliging and competent team as Gwen and David. I will definitely be recommending them to all my fellow writers.'
'PublishNation has been outstanding in the expert way they have helped me self publish my book 'The Wrong Kind of Love', it all went so smoothly, and everyone so friendly, nothing was too much trouble. Even after I changed my mind several times.
Thank you, I will certainly use your company for my second book.'
'I've been delighted with the service I have received from PublishNation (David and Gwen).
They have guided my book through the technical loopholes and ensured its longevity, with an eye-catching cover and superb title graphics.
I have also been impressed in their continued interest in my book, helping me with technical issues involving the ISBN code and the sales site.
My book Better Placed Elsewhere which has been very popular on Kindle and is even now, as I write, making it's first appearance on EBay and it is clocking up impressive sales every week.
Thank you again.'
'Throughout the process of publishing my book, PublishNation have been extremely helpful. David and Gwen were very patient with me, and made me feel more confident about the daunting prospect of self-publishing my first novel The Second World (I was 19 years old at the time).
Most importantly, the whole experience was also fun!
I would highly recommend PublishNation and am looking forward to working with David and Gwen in the future.'
'Working with PublishNation was a wonderful experience from day one for me! As a new author I had absolutely no idea how to get my book published or what was involved.
PublishNation were recommended to me by a friend who has published two books with them and told me they were great to work with. David and his team helped me through the whole process with speed and efficiency.
The editor who proofed my book and gave me feedback was more than helpful and I found it a very valuable service (plus she really seemed to like the book which is always a confidence booster!).
I am thrilled to have my book on Amazon and hope to work with PublishNation again very soon. Thank you again David, Gwen and Joanne.'
'As a new author, I found David very helpful efficient and knowledgable. I would not hesitate to recommend PublishNation.'
'I cannot thank David and Gwen enough for all the help and advice they gave during the publication of my book, Magical Molly.
I had written this very simple children’s story quite a few years ago and it had been sitting doing nothing for a very long time.
After many hours of edits and changes to the manuscript, it was make or break; either get my book out there or delete it and get it out of the way!
David and Gwen were very kind to me. Gwen ironed out lots of mistakes I had made.
My biggest problem is, I am registered blind and did not have the sight or confidence to go directly to any publisher or self-publish the book myself.
Poor Gwen spent hours on the format only to be told when she emailed the reformatted script back to me, that I had sent her the wrong copy: an older version with a different ending! I felt terrible. Gwen, well she just accepted it quite matter-of-factly and set to work on the correct manuscript.
Between phone calls and emails, the cover was sorted out and the book was published in June of 2014.
I cannot tell you the delight and excitement I felt at seeing my words in print. Then looking on the Amazon website and finding Magical Molly listed, as a book!
Without PublishNation, David and Gwen, my simple little story would never have been published.
My thanks to them both for their help, advice, and guidance.'
'Thank you Publishnation! Thirty years ago I was approached by an established and well-known publishing house who suggested I should write a book for them. I duly prepared a first chapter and an overview of the whole, then further chapters on demand - using up a precious Christmas holiday so doing - only to be told that they had decided not to use my work after all. At last I can put that bad experience behind me!
Like others, I researched carefully a range of options for self-publishing and I am so delighted that I chose Publishnation. From start to finish you have been efficient, informative, helpful and professional and I am delighted that my book "TravelWorks" is now available on Amazon. The quality of the printed copies is excellent (I did worry beforehand that the printer might use cheap paper) and I have been proud to hand copies to a select few.
After this totally positive experience I may be encouraged to write again. Thank you Gwen and David..'
'I am amazed at the attentiveness and patience with which the whole process of launching two of my books was dealt with by David at PublishNation. For someone as computer illiterate as I am the whole procedure would have been an insoluble nightmare. Instead I am enjoying favourable comments from Kindle readers and have the pleasure of seeing paperback versions of the books of such quality and finish that I am proud to be the author of the content.
Thank you again and again for the patience with which you answered an endless stream of questions and dealt with a torrent of problems, the result of my ineptitude on the computer.
I have several more books almost ready to release and will have no qualms about entrusting them to PublishNation. I have every confidence for the future in David's hands.'
‘From start to finish the service, help and advice in self-publishing my novel from PublishNation was excellent. No problem or issue was too small for them to deal with promptly and efficiently and their advice was always of the highest quality. As a first-time author, the communications I had with PublishNation gave me great encouragement and confidence. Overall I was more than satisfied and cannot recommend PublishNation highly enough.’
'Completing my first novel was hard work but getting my work into print was easy with the help of PublishNation.
Their fixed prices and no hidden extra charges made the whole process affordable and stress free.
PublishNation offer a personal touch to their services and guided me through each stage.
I would recommend this service to anyone wanting to self publish.'
'When I first opted to go down the self-publishing route, I had investigated going about this process myself. But after seeing what was involved I decided (my computer skills being almost non-existent) it would be better to look for an e-book publisher, to format and do all the necessary work for me.
After many weeks of looking through numerous e-book publishing sites, what they had to offer, how much it costs and other various intricate details involved. I made a shortlist of different publishers. But the one I kept returning to constantly was PublishNation. I liked what they had to offer also the sincere comments of past satisfied customers. I was not disappointed.
I phoned PublishNation and spoke to David Morrison, their main contact. He was always extremely helpful, patiently answering my queries and questions, sorting out minor problems were dealt with immediately. I am absolutely thrilled with my book, Timescan: Science Fiction Short Stories which is published in paperback and kindle formats.
You can have absolute confidence that PublishNation will treat your book with the greatest respect. They offer an extremely professional service. I have been very happy with PublishNation and would recommend them to anyone wishing to self-publish their book.'
'I am delighted with the service from David and the team at PublishNation. The whole process was a lot quicker than I anticipated and the personal service throughout was most reassuring. This is my first foray into self-publishing and it has been a very positive experience.'
'Many thanks for the help you have given me. I have found the process easy and very reliable. I have given your name to two other authors and hope they get in touch.'
'PublishNation was recommended by a friend and I was not disappointed. David's help was invaluable in getting my book on the market. He was quick to respond to my queries and guided me through the various stages. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone wanting to publish their own book.'
'David, I would like to thank you for the advice and help you have given me in my first attempts at writing a book. You have made the whole process far simpler than if I had tried to do it all myself and I am starting to get sales. I would have no hesitation in recommending PublishNation to anyone who wants a simple way of publishing a book.'
'Having trudged through many publishing websites offering their often expensive or complicated services I came across PublishNation with its offer to do it all for £125. I wondered what the catch would be. THERE IS NO CATCH. I have just published my first book exactly 30 days after my initial approach to David Morrison at PublishNation. I cannot begin to express how impressed and grateful I am for the service I received from David; every email was responded to personally within 24 hours, every question was answered and every problem solved with an efficiency and professionalism beyond comparison. I would urge anyone considering publishing their work not to delay in contacting PublishNation, I cannot recommend them highly enough.'
'Dear Mr Morrison, I thought I would inform you that I was delighted with the publication of my book the ‘Deesider’s Diary’. The front covers and the book itself were well beyond my expectations, and they have been very well received by my family and friends. The book is very professional, nice to look at and rather flattering for a first time author.
As an octogenarian I would particularly like to thank you for answering all the e.mails I sent seeking your guidance and for taking the time to resolve the many doubts I had (either real or imaginary) with remarkable patience. I would have no hesitation therefore in recommending you and your publishing company to anyone contemplating writing a book.'
'PublishNation has made it very easy for me to publish my book The Trees Grew Tall and David was extremely helpful with my many queries. It was a straightforward process and importantly very good value for money. I would certainly recommend PublishNation.'
'I dreaded that after embarking on the tortuous route of self-publishing Misadventures of a Zoo Keeper, I would acquire sufficient material to publish Misadventures in Self-Publishing. However, by choosing PublishNation, the anticipated long bumpy journey was a swift joy ride. David at PublishNation provided a personal service. Always on hand to advise and guide at every stage, dealing with my concerns and questions, (and more than a few alterations) patiently and professionally. The end result, is the book how I’d imagined it when writing it.'
'After a difficult time with a previous Kindle publisher I was unsure what to do next, but then I found David Morrison and PublishNation. Not only did he turn my story into a book, he revamped my Kindle version too, and all done for a very modest amount of money. David is professional, extremely patient and helpful, and I would recommend him to anyone wishing to turn their story into reality.'
'PublishNation were instrumental in getting my book, The Concrete Grave from words on a hard drive to hard copy and Kindle. They were very helpful, efficient and provided good value for money. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending them.'
'The service I received from David at PublishNation was extremely professional. I can honestly say nothing seemed too much trouble. Both of my books have been done really quickly and both the covers and writing has been portrayed exactly as I wished it to be. I will be using PublishNation in the future and feel this is a great company to work with to self-publish. I recommend them to every writer I know, such a brilliant service.'
'I decided to work with PublishNation and was delighted to see my first book reaching number 1 in the Amazon rankings.
The PN team were incredibly helpful right across the board. Initially I planned to just have them turn the manuscript into a book for my friends and family, but quickly realised that if I used their expertise it might become something bigger. They created the cover, found an expert to give me some great guidance, ran a very cheap, but very effective marketing campaign and even gave me some thoughts on how to set this book up as a foundation for the next one.
If you dream of seeing your book idea becoming a reality then I would be absolutely confident in recommending David and his team. I would also say that if you believe you can write then you probably can and the only way to write a book is to get on the computer and start writing.
The simple act of creating my book has been tremendously exciting and fulfilling, and working with Publish Nation has made it into far more than I ever thought possible.'
'I spent a long time trawling through websites to find an e-book publisher. As soon as I saw PublishNation’s advert in the Mslexia magazine, and read through their web-site, I instinctively knew these were the people I wanted to publish my book. Not being overly confident on the computer, I needed to be eased through the process without being made to feel stupid. From the start, David Morrison was patient and encouraging, each step of the way explained simply and unhurriedly. I never felt rushed and had control over my book from cover to end product yet the whole process to publication all happened within a month. Only when I was 100% happy with the finished product, did they move on to publication – and at no time during the process was I asked for any money upfront. I have no hesitation in recommending PublishNation, and will certainly be working again with David on my second novel.'
'I cannot praise the services of PublishNation highly enough. It is quite daunting to attempt the publishing process for the first time, but David made life so simple. He is very helpful and patient and I will definitely use PublishNation for my next project.'
'Many years ago I wrote a book as an intellectual exercise and left it on my hard drive. In fact, I forgot about it. During a conversation with a good friend, a published writer himself, I suddenly remembered my efforts and the subject of my book cropped up. He read it and pressed me to get it published.
After much research, it became clear that one organisation, PublishNation, met all requirements. I contacted them with an email that somehow disappeared. I followed this with another, querying whether it had been received, and within ten minutes I had a phone call. I am pleased to say that my original assessment proved to be correct.
From this point, not only was the service I received efficient and straightforward, but more importantly, it was prompt, friendly and helpful. I messed around with numerous edited copies but support continued unabated and the book was published on Amazon Kindle and in paperback.
For my next book, no research for help with publishing it will be required as I already have someone who will deal with the business side of things and to my satisfaction.'
‘PublishNation is the answer to every writer’s dream. Getting ‘Magic for Breakfast’ published through them was a breeze. Although I know my way around a computer, I am not a ‘techi’ and I was gently guided through every stage of the process in an unfussy way but the choices were always mine.
The result is a paperback plus Kindle version that looks good at a realistic price. Good value for money for the reader – and the writer! I thoroughly recommend PublishNation to any aspiring writer and any established one too.’
'I trawled around the internet for a long time looking at a variety of self publishing companies before settling on PublishNation. I found an impressive amount of information on the website. From the very first phone call with David Morrison, I found an efficient and professional service which helped me get my book Fleet Street Frolics out of my computer and onto Kindle and into paperback.
I m very pleased with the way everything as worked out and could not be more impressed with the service PublicNation has provided. I am really enjoying watching my book increase its sales.
PublishNation makes life very easy for authors to breathe life into their project. If you are looking for a company to self publish your book, then look no further. You will not go wrong with PublishNation.'
'Having written my book I wanted it published as soon as possible, not for me the traditional route of sending a synopsis to hundreds of publishers in the hope that someone, somewhere would have time to read it. We live in an age of technology where we can become authors of our own destiny so why wait?
I saw PublishNation on the internet and thought this sounded like a relatively pain-free process, expedient and professional, I wasn’t disappointed. David was kind, thoughtful, and above all very, very patient with me as I made frequent copy changes throughout the process. The result is a high quality, well put together book which is now available from Amazon in paperback and as Kindle book.
I thoroughly recommend PublishNation, they not only offer all the services you would expect from a professional publishing house, they make it affordable for new authors to break into publishing without the wait.'
Susannah Mansfield, The House
'I expect like many authors looking to publish their book, I was bewildered by the number of options on the web but I doubt if anyone can compete with Publishnation on efficiency, speed and price. David provided a very personal service and I was delighted by how smooth the whole process was. Thoroughly recommended.'
Nigel James, The Marbella Project
'I am so grateful to PublishNation for the work they did in producing my science fantasy trilogy; The Saga of the Thraith. Never in my wildest dreams did I think my books would make it to print, let alone to Amazon. PublishNation have been very professional, clear and precise in their interaction with me. The speed and quality of their work went above and beyond my expectations. I am glad I chose PublishNation and wouldn't hesitate in recommending them to other would-be writers.'
Chris Gleeson, THE SAGA OF THE THRAITH TRILOGY
'I knew nothing about self publishing and was really worried how this would work for me. But thanks to David and PublishNation, they guided me with encouragement and patience through the whole process. Even now, when my book is out there for everybody to read, David is still there for me. He is not even put off by my German translation, or by the threat that my second book is coming his way soon. You could not be in better hands. Thank you to PublishNation.'
Elisabeth Marrion, The Night I Danced with Rommel
'My dealings with David at PublishNation have been throughout constructive, professional, supportive and friendly. He could not have done more to guide me though the painless process and the final result - the proof copy - far surpassed my expectations in term of speed of delivery and quality. What pleased me most was that David - unlike those from some companies - never told me what he couldn't do, but suggested helpful ways on the road to getting my book to market.'
Christopher Scott, The King Sword
'I have now had two books published with the help of PublishNation and I have found them to be fast, efficient and very reliable. They helped with the covers and layout and I found them to be extremely helpful and patient. I am now entrusting a third book into their care and I would have no hesitation in recommending their services.'
Linda Louisa Dell, Jokes
'When I contacted PublishNation, little did I realise that within a week my ebook would be available online and I would have received the proof of my paperback. All this when other companies I approached hadn't even replied to my enquiry! PublishNation provided a friendly, professional service at a competitive price and I cannot recommend them highly enough.'
Karenne Griffin, Beyond the Island
‘Working with PublishNation has been a pleasure and I must thank David Morrison for his attention, courtesy and efficiency throughout the process of bringingRites of Successionto publication in both paperback and e-book formats. I am looking forward to continuing towork with PublishNation on further volumes and have no hesitation in recommending this company to those looking for an exceptionally cost-effective and painless route into self-publishing.’
'I'm really pleased with the outcome, it looks fantastic! Thank you for your help. This experience has been so much better than my previous publisher at a fraction of the cost. I will be using you again for my next book.'
Andrew K. Karalius, Distorted Image.
'David was clear, practical, and above all patient with my many anxious enquiries, and I was pleasantly surprised by the published outcome.'
Peter Green, Final Exam: A Novel
The world’s leading literary journal recently published a review of the academic book ‘Shakespeare Puzzles’ we had the honour of producing for Professor Cedric Watts. The TLS wrote:
'It might also interest [many readers], and any other authors disillusioned by the traditional publishing processes..., to learn that the book was published by the author himself, via PublishNation, easily, swiftly, and for a relatively modest fee....For authors who already have a degree -- emeritus professors of the University of Sussex, say -- it seems that the price for self-publishing is sometimes perfectly all right...'
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