Scotforth Books, part of Carnegie Publishing Ltd, which has been established since 1984, specialises in advising and helping authors to get their books into print in a professional manner. The self-publishing route is not right for everyone, but it is a very popular and successful way of proceeding for a large number of people, and we have been helping authors to realise their publishing dreams for over 20 years.
Our philosophy at Scotforth Books is that the author should remain in control through all stages, and that above all the whole process should be a real pleasure. You will make all the decisions about every aspect of your book, as well as retaining copyright and all rights to publish. We are here to help, but it is your wishes that are paramount.
Nothing can beat the sense of achievement and pride you will feel once your book is actually in print, and we can guide you every step of the way. If you think self-publishing might be for you, contact us for an initial chat, further information and a free quotation.
Scotforth Books was set up by Carnegie Publishing Ltd, a commercial publisher of high quality local, regional and national history books. Over the years since 1984, when the company was founded, we have received an increasing number of enquiries from authors and organisations who either wanted us to publish their work commercially or were seeking advice about self-publishing.
Many of these books were for personal or specialised markets (family or church histories, for example), but some would appeal to a small wider market for which they would need an ISBN. Our existing imprints are for specific genres of books (see below) and therefore not appropriate for the huge range of subject matters covered by self-published works, so in order to avoid confusion in bookshops etc we decided to create a new imprint with its own series of ISBNs. We chose Scotforth because that is the name of the area of Lancaster in which we are based (and it seemed doubly appropriate as our MD is a Scot!).
Scotforth Books offers a complete range of book production services and sound, honest advice at a fair price, to enable individuals and organisations to turn their manuscripts into high quality published books.
Have a look round www.scotforthbooks.com – you’ll find some information on “things to think about” before contacting us (stuff like how many copies you want, how long your book is etc.).
Once you’ve had a think about the kind of book you want to produce feel free to fire off an email to us detailing your requirements! Or, give us a call on 00 44 1524 840333 (UK: 01524 840 333).