I have been focused on book design since 2007 following a career in business as a designer then a project manager.
I mainly work for publishers but also directly with authors who are self publishing. In most cases I design the book cover and typeset the interior ready for the printer. In some cases I also produce ebook files from this artwork. I am happy to do the cover or interior only if that is all that is required.
My portfolio includes mainly non-fiction books from history and business to self help, although I enjoy working on memoirs and fiction when the opportunity arises.
My project management skills assist my creative side in ensuring a smooth project with good communication during the process. My extensive business background has given me a wide ranging appreciation for a variety of subjects and having previously worked in the development of exhibitions for both museums and corporate companies I am used to getting to know the topic swiftly.
What's it all about... this crazy thing called life and how can we make the most of it? One woman answers these big questions, as she takes a voyage through the past, the present, the players, and the ponderings of her life - sending love letters back to them all along the way. Can letters change a life? They have already changed the life of the author and touched the hearts of the thousands o... read more
The master key to China is based on David Clive Price's experience of advising many Asian and Western companies on their business strategies in China and of setting up his own company in Hong Kong and China. Readers of this book will learn how to: identify the business etiquette, cultures and business customs of China and of its diverse markets; leverage local knowledge to create strong relati... read more
From the personal accounts of those devoured by the great darkness of Stalin's Russia, the Explaining History series details the explosive growth of Stalin's vast industrial revolution, and the explosive growth of his terror and the slave camps that held his victims.The lives of workers, peasants, Poles and Jews, intellectuals and secret policemen are explained here in an accessible and straig... read more
When menopause symptoms start shouting at you: your emotions are all over the place, you just don't feel yourself any more and you think you might be going mad. Here is a fresh approach: simple and easy to read, this book aims to help women handle the emotional side of the menopause. There's a chapter for men too, giving ideas and insights to enable them to handle the feelings more easily. Fin... read more
Fact: 50 to 80% of mergers and acquisitions fail. This book goes straight to the root causes of most of those failures, and hones in on the specific elements that senior and middle managers can use or develop to deliver an orderly business integration, a smoother experience for the individuals in the organisation, and the realisation of the benefits that the initiators of the merger had promis... read more
Mixing the intensely personal with the clinically professional, Andy Mouncey tells his story using three different and sometimes completely contrasting perspectives: As a fierce competitor, as an experienced coach, and as a self-employed husband and father just trying to find his way in the world. The brutal honesty, penetrating insight and tension-busting humour will suck you in and keep you ... read more
In September 2003 Andy Mouncey became only the second person ever to complete one of the world’s blue-ribbon endurance events. The Enduroman Arch to Arc Challenge is a continuous solo triathlon linking London and Paris over a distance of nearly 300 miles.Not content with completing it first time around, Andy has now done it all over again – but this time in print. 'London To Paris The Hard Way... read more
The 20th Century was the age of the public intellectual and foremost amongst the thinkers and writers who helped interpret the century was George Orwell. His best known works, Animal Farm and 1984 have become the means by which most of humanity in the decades since his death have come to explore the issues of totalitarianism, the surveillance state and propaganda. In this new ebook, the first ... read more
What makes a woman either rage against or surrender to the choices made for her by the society's expectations? Margaret doesn't want to marry, have children, or settle for the life her mother had and is willing to go to great lengths to avoid such drudgery, including turning her back on her family forever. After running away from home at 17 she meets a wealthy young man who introduces her to e... read more
Do you want more energy, vitality and zest? Are you ready to become your happiest, healthiest, most vibrant self ever, so you can really enjoy the best years of your life? If so, you need to be healthy in body and mind and this book will show you how to: set clear goals for your health and happiness; find the right mindset for success; take control of your physical and emotional health and ene... read more
Only 26 per cent of Leaders create a high performing culture - that is why so many fail to achieve their targets! Leaders today are facing unprecedented change, huge challenges and uncertainty. Organisations expect the achievement of stretching targets, putting even more focus and pressure on the leader and their teams to perform. Everyone has to succeed with fewer and fewer resources. It is v... read more
Kate Bennett isn't looking for love, but it shows up in a surprising and dramatic package. Matt Reynolds arrives on the scene and treats Kate and her friends to a taste of excitement and beauty. When disaster strikes, Kate and her friends rally to support Matt. But will Kate be strong enough to give him the emotional support he really needs?
It Takes Guts is the true story of little Tuffel, who upon birth was sentenced to death. This is a remarkable tale of the human spirit rising above the seemingly impossible, told by his mother, Evelyne. Growing into her new role as a mother and carer, she takes you on a journey of personal growth and trying not to lose 'it', herself or him throughout sleepless nights, hospital life and medical... read more
Revealed: simple secret methods successful students are using to attain good grades right now- without even stressing themselves. These secrets both encourage and empower students to develop the ability to think freely and rationally; to organise themselves, their time, and their work; and to approach tests and examinations with confidence. The principles show students how to overcome self-lim... read more
How to Live the Life of True Success You Were Destined to Live After Your Trauma. Few people reach adulthood without experiencing a traumatic life event - serious illness, redundancy, divorce or bereavement, for example. In any trauma there comes a time, after the support, therapy or the mourning has passed, when we confer meaning on our trauma, consciously or subconsciously. Some wish to retu... read more
Realtors and other self employed people work very hard and many times forget that part of their life should be devoted to finding happiness. This clever book, with its conversational tone and forthright presentation, offers up a path to reach satisfaction, self-confidence, and renewed enthusiasm for their business and for life itself.
Beauty knows 'the every imperfection' of her face. Will she ever know the joys of motherhood? Of marital bliss? How are her relationships? Will she ever take pride in her own self? Theo is committed to his work. And knows that the love of his life understands this. Does she? Does he see her? Really? What about himself - does he see the incongruity between his public and private lives? Melody s... read more
This book goes beneath the surface of what it means to be the Female Breadwinner and drags women kicking and screaming out of the closet. Why? Because, being the Female Breadwinner can fundamentally challenge women's identity. It is the trigger, catalyst and cause for many complex issues that women have to manage. For a successful family life and career, women must address and examine these in... read more
Whether we're a state leader, CEO or the office tea maker, there is still a child in all of us, latent and ever-ready to emerge. This might be in the form of bad behaviour such as answering back, calling names, telling lies, showing off, being greedy etc or by simply feeling wounded, sulky, disempowered or the victim of an unfair situation. But remember back to what our elders taught us when w... read more
The author is a leading spokesperson on how people can achieve a healthier lifestyle. She recognizes the importance of a body that is balanced and that in order to achieve true health you need to look at the physical, chemical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the body.
This is the essential guide to mastering the Russian Revolution that doesn't simply focus on straight facts but guides students through the essential core arguments and debates. In ten chapters it explores everything from the long term causes of the revolution to the power struggle between Trotsky and Stalin following Lenin's death. This guide will help you to structure essay and exam answers ... read more
As the increasingly powerless Qing Dynasty in 19th Century China struggled to defend itself from European, American and Japanese colonial control, and bloody civil wars and rebellions fought by an angry and desperate people raged, a new revolutionary force emerged.Sun Yat Sen's Tongmenghui, later known as the Kuomintang adopted the revolutionary ideas of the west, but in a bid to sweep away no... read more
By early 1942 the Japanese appeared to be unstoppable. On land, sea and in the air they have devastated their European and American enemies and in the space of a few months built a vast empire in the Pacific and South East Asia. 1942 would be a year of desperate struggle for the Australians and Americans who defended the Marshall Islands and Papua, the only defences that Australia possessed ag... read more
From the Explaining History series, this is a new ebook for students of Germany history designed to dispel the six most pervasive myths about the Third Reich and help students get to grips with the most common problems. Also check out the link for additional bonus material and a free six part modern history course.
In 1917 Czarist Russia collapsed during the catastrophe of the First World War, but the tensions that had accumulated inside the empire for a century due to the challenges that modernisation presented were the real seeds of her undoing. The 19th Century was a battle for the soul of Russia, and it decided whether she would embrace liberal democracy and industrialisation like her contemporaries ... read more
A fraudulent chancer, fantasist and con artist, Joachim Von Ribbentrop charmed Hitler and dominates the Fuhrer's inner circle for much of the 1930s. Hitler was totally taken in by the version of the world Ribbentrop presented to him, so much so that he became the Nazi leader's unofficial, then official ambassador, causing discord and diplomatic havoc wherever he went.This edition of Explaining... read more
In the mid 1930s, Hitler's determination to wage a European war and destroy the Treaty of Versailles seemed to be an unstoppable force in international affairs. The weak and divided British and French, crippled by multiple crises over the Rhineland, Spain Abyssinia and Austria were poorly prepared for the ordeal to come. This ebook explains how Hitler schemed and manipulated them in order to g... read more
In 1939 a stunned international community absorbed the news that Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia, hated and implacable enemies, had signed a non-agression pact. The treaty between them contained a hidden clause, one which divided Poland between the two murderous regimes. This ebook explores the Nazi-Soviet division of Poland and the fate of the Poles and Poland's Jews. It also explores the Sovi... read more
The year of 1940 was a strange mix of catastrophy and triumph for Britain and her ability to hold out against the seemingly unstoppable success of Hitler's war machine had profound implications for the rest of the war. This ebook covers the first German campaigns in the west, the fall of Norway and Denmark, the capture of Holland and Belgium and the collapse of France.The biggest military disa... read more
By the end of the First World War Germany was in a state of anarchy as rival political forces battled to determine her fate. Since Germany's birth in 1871 the ideas behind the revolution the broke out in 1918, socialism, communism, anarchism, had been countered by a growing reactionary nationalism, racism and anti-Semitism, and it would be in the crucible of war that these conflicting beliefs ... read more
The 20th Century has been an age of mass killing. A legacy of genocide has shaped the world in which we live in the early 21st Century and how we remember the victims and the crimes. In this concise ebook guide to the age of genocide, Julia Routledge explores five key atrocities: The Armenian genocide, Stalin's Ukrainian famine, The Jewish Holocaust, Cambodia's Killing Fields and the 1994 Rwan... read more
Looking for strategies to have a competitive advantage in these rocky times? Lisa J. Peck, in Step It Up or Get Out of the Way, shows you the tools to explode your business growth no matter what is happening around you and do it utilizing your personality, skills, and unique gifts.Her easy, matter of fact way, shows you how to grow your business based on proven methods. She interviewed over 50... read more
Tells the story of how, every day, retailers fail to grasp opportunities for sales, because they misunderstand customers' constantly changing chameleon-like needs. This title explains what the world is like according to customers, identifies the barriers that retailers unknowingly raise and shows you how to remove them.
LEGAL GOLD - are you ready to mine in a new market? Are you: An expert in your field? A personal, business, executive coach? A consultant? A trainer or other learning and development expert? A former attorney, lawyer, barrister or solicitor looking for a new business direction? A Human Resources professional in the legal environment? A law student or trainee? Worried about your financial healt... read more
Set in Glasgow, Elizabeth Roddick, an NHS award-winning pharmacist, gives a very personal account of her life in and out of her community pharmacy. Starting with her father’s struggle as a chemist in 1938, she details the rich, humorous and sometimes poignant stories of the interaction with her patients and customers. The development of pharmacy services over the 30 year period is illustrated ... read more
In the late 1930 as the Nazis' grip of Germany and Austria tightened and their persecution of Jews intensified, many Jewish parents were desperate for their children, at least, to escape the terror that threatened them all. The organised exodus of children 'the Kindertransport' did indeed save many lives. It did not occur to Ester that she would never see her family again. To her, the worry sh... read more
Growing up in the thirties Irene reveals the hardships and greyness of family life in Nottingham and the contrasting joys of life, though poor, with her grandparents in the countryside near Newark on Trent. The day war broke out in September 1939 she went to live there with her grandmother but soon experienced homesickness. Back at home growing up an only child she hid the loneliness she felt ... read more
Erik and Penny are two friends who are both lonely and searching for love, but equally content with their own lives on opposite sides of the world. When Erik suggests they meet for a romantic holiday ‘with rules’ Penny agrees to spend 10 days together in Sorrento. They soon realize their attraction to each other could lead to something very special, and yet Erik keeps holding back. Does the my... read more
Have you ever wondered why you keep falling into the same patterns in life, or even why your life has shaped out the way it has? We never really think about where our molding comes from, we just put it all down to genetic make-up. This intriguing, thought provoking book unlocks how the backdrop came about on your stage and how the different characters influenced this. It takes you through a jo... read more
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Experienced graphic designer, specialising in non-fiction titles. I spent 15 years as a senior designer at Oxford University Press.
I am an experienced book designer in both fiction and non-fiction, working with all publishers and authors to spark readers' imagination!