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Dan Hiscocks

Dan Hiscocks - Marketer

London, United Kingdom

Story curator, publishing reformer, commercial directo

Overview

Services
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Humor & Comedy Inspirational Thriller
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Economics Philosophy Travel

Work experience

Founder & Publisher

Eye Storm

June, 2015 – Present (over 1 year)

Setting up and creating a co-publishing offer which offers the author 50% royalties on their books.

Founder

Latakoo Inc

August, 2007 – December, 2011 (over 4 years)

Video compression and uploading software service

Founder

Can of Worms Enterprises

April, 2007 – December, 2012 (over 5 years)

Create a publishing services company and publish across a variety of different imprints.

Founder & Publisher

Eye Books

March, 2000 – Present (almost 17 years)

Founder of company which publishes books to inspire, encourage motivate and inform

Founder

TravellersEye Ltd

August, 1996 – December, 2000 (over 4 years)

Publisher of books which showed that ordinary people can and do achieve extraordinary things

Portfolio (32 selected works)

MBA

Douglas Board

Why is so much of the world MBA? When business school hot shot Ben Stillman is fired, he has the chance to find out. Ben jumps head first into turning his former business school into world-class madrassa of capitalism. Ben has 10 days to rescue the launch of its spectacular glass tower, and his own career—as well as confront terrorist plots, undercover police, the extravagant demands of the su... read more

Why is so much of the world MBA? When business school hot shot Ben Stillman is fired, he has the chance to find out. Ben jumps head first into turning his former business school into world-class madrassa of capitalism. Ben has 10 days to rescue the launch of its spectacular glass tower, and his own career—as well as confront terrorist plots, undercover police, the extravagant demands of the su... read more

The Boy Who Biked the World: On the Road to Africa

Alastair Humphreys

Discover Africa by bicycle in book one of a delightful children's adaptation of Alastair Humphrey's journey around the worldIn this charming caricature of Alastair Humphreys’ infamous circumnavigation of the world on his bike, children are swept along with the character of Tom, an adventurous boy who feels there must be more to life than school. The first part of The Boy Who Biked the World fo... read more

Discover Africa by bicycle in book one of a delightful children's adaptation of Alastair Humphrey's journey around the worldIn this charming caricature of Alastair Humphreys’ infamous circumnavigation of the world on his bike, children are swept along with the character of Tom, an adventurous boy who feels there must be more to life than school. The first part of The Boy Who Biked the World fo... read more

The Boy Who Biked the World: Part Two: Riding the Americas

Alastair Humphreys

In volume two of this marvelous cycling adventure, Tom—a young English boy who decides cycling solo around the world would be a better classroom than the confines of school—heads north from the tip of South America Having cycled the depth of Europe and the length of Africa, Tom now decides to make his way through the Americas. With a long "uphill" struggle facing him, Tom has the massive Andes... read more

In volume two of this marvelous cycling adventure, Tom—a young English boy who decides cycling solo around the world would be a better classroom than the confines of school—heads north from the tip of South America Having cycled the depth of Europe and the length of Africa, Tom now decides to make his way through the Americas. With a long "uphill" struggle facing him, Tom has the massive Andes... read more

The Boy Who Biked the World: Part Three: Riding Home through Asia

Alastair Humphreys

Tom is on the last leg of his journey where he continues to discover strange and amazing sights and meet a host of fun characters. He skids through freezing Siberia, and in Japan shares a steaming hot pool with some surprised monkeys. Based on the author’s personal experiences, this book provides an immersive experience for young adventurers. Tom was laughed at for day dreaming. His dreams wer... read more

Tom is on the last leg of his journey where he continues to discover strange and amazing sights and meet a host of fun characters. He skids through freezing Siberia, and in Japan shares a steaming hot pool with some surprised monkeys. Based on the author’s personal experiences, this book provides an immersive experience for young adventurers. Tom was laughed at for day dreaming. His dreams wer... read more

Runner's Guide to London

Hayden Shearman

Moods of Future Joys: Around the World by Bike Part One: From England to South Africa

Alastair Humphreys

An updated edition including new color photographs and a new afterword looking back at the journeyAlastair Humphreys’ around-the-world journey of 46,000 miles was an old-fashioned adventure: long, lonely, low-budget, and spontaneous. Cycling across five continents and sailing over the oceans, his ride took four years to complete, on a tiny budget of hoarded student loans. Here is the story of ... read more

An updated edition including new color photographs and a new afterword looking back at the journeyAlastair Humphreys’ around-the-world journey of 46,000 miles was an old-fashioned adventure: long, lonely, low-budget, and spontaneous. Cycling across five continents and sailing over the oceans, his ride took four years to complete, on a tiny budget of hoarded student loans. Here is the story of ... read more

Thunder and Sunshine: Around the World by Bike, Part Two: Riding Home from Patagonia

Alastair Humphreys

Follow Alastair Humphreys on his epic bike trip around the world, as he travels from South Africa to the UK, going through South and North America, Siberia in winter, Japan, and back through China, central Asia, and Europe Alastair Humphreys cycled around the world—a journey of 46,000 miles. This inspiring story traces the second leg of his travels—the length of South and North America, the br... read more

Follow Alastair Humphreys on his epic bike trip around the world, as he travels from South Africa to the UK, going through South and North America, Siberia in winter, Japan, and back through China, central Asia, and Europe Alastair Humphreys cycled around the world—a journey of 46,000 miles. This inspiring story traces the second leg of his travels—the length of South and North America, the br... read more

The Ambassador's Wife's Tale

Julia Miles

A memoir of life as a British ambassador's wife amid the upheavals of the late 1960sThe year that Julia Miles got married and so became part of the British government's Foreign Office machine was a seminal year in world politics. 1968 saw the murders of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., the USSR invasion of Czechoslovakia, the Baader-Meinhof gang introducing modern terrorism to Europ... read more

A memoir of life as a British ambassador's wife amid the upheavals of the late 1960sThe year that Julia Miles got married and so became part of the British government's Foreign Office machine was a seminal year in world politics. 1968 saw the murders of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., the USSR invasion of Czechoslovakia, the Baader-Meinhof gang introducing modern terrorism to Europ... read more

The Good Life: Up the Yukon Without a Paddle (Eye Classics)

Dorian Amos

The absolutely inspiring true tale of a young couple who gave up the "good life" in England to start a new life in the wilderness of the Yukon Dorian Amos—a painter from Cornwall—and his wife decided that they were in need of adventure, so they gave up their comfortable life and traveled to Yukon Territory in the remote Canadian wilderness. Told by Dorian with warmth and humor, this is the com... read more

The absolutely inspiring true tale of a young couple who gave up the "good life" in England to start a new life in the wilderness of the Yukon Dorian Amos—a painter from Cornwall—and his wife decided that they were in need of adventure, so they gave up their comfortable life and traveled to Yukon Territory in the remote Canadian wilderness. Told by Dorian with warmth and humor, this is the com... read more

Touching Tibet (Eye Classics)

Niema Ash

Niema Ash was one of the first Westerners to enter Tibet when its borders were briefly opened in 1986. Visiting at a time when tourists were few and far between allowed her to encounter people for whom traditional life had been unchanged for generations. Their humour, spirituality, and sheer enthusiasm for life had carried them through years of oppression. Niema relates her experiences in this... read more

Niema Ash was one of the first Westerners to enter Tibet when its borders were briefly opened in 1986. Visiting at a time when tourists were few and far between allowed her to encounter people for whom traditional life had been unchanged for generations. Their humour, spirituality, and sheer enthusiasm for life had carried them through years of oppression. Niema relates her experiences in this... read more

Junkie Buddha: A Journey of Discovery in Peru

Diane Esguerra

This is the story of one woman’s journey from her son’s revelation that he had been sexually abused in childhood through to the scattering of his ashes at Machu Picchu in Peru. Sacha had died of a heroin overdose. A journal Diane kept while traveling around Peru and her experiences, encounters and reflections form the basis of her gut-wrenching and gripping book that reconnected her to life. T... read more

This is the story of one woman’s journey from her son’s revelation that he had been sexually abused in childhood through to the scattering of his ashes at Machu Picchu in Peru. Sacha had died of a heroin overdose. A journal Diane kept while traveling around Peru and her experiences, encounters and reflections form the basis of her gut-wrenching and gripping book that reconnected her to life. T... read more

Jungle Beat

Roy Follows

In search of adventure, Roy Follows joined the Malay police at the height of a bitter 10-year campaign against communist terrorists. He was 22 and had no experience of jungle warfare. Within a year he had become the youngest ever commander of a jungle fort and platoon operation deep within enemy controlled territory. Reliant on uncertain intelligence, he led his platoon through a series of off... read more

In search of adventure, Roy Follows joined the Malay police at the height of a bitter 10-year campaign against communist terrorists. He was 22 and had no experience of jungle warfare. Within a year he had become the youngest ever commander of a jungle fort and platoon operation deep within enemy controlled territory. Reliant on uncertain intelligence, he led his platoon through a series of off... read more

Triumph Around the World: An Eye Classic (Eye Classics)

Robbie Marshall

A humorous, soul-searching account of an aging hippie who gives up his hard-won career, family, and home life to bike around the world in search of new experiences At age 45 Robbie Marshall had it all, or so it seemed. He had been married, had two children, and built up a successful advertising agency. So what on earth made him trade his suit for leathers, his office for the saddle of a great ... read more

A humorous, soul-searching account of an aging hippie who gives up his hard-won career, family, and home life to bike around the world in search of new experiences At age 45 Robbie Marshall had it all, or so it seemed. He had been married, had two children, and built up a successful advertising agency. So what on earth made him trade his suit for leathers, his office for the saddle of a great ... read more

Squirting Milk at Chameleons: An Accidental African

Simon Fenton

The tale of an Englishman making a life for himself in SenegalKhady pulled out a breast and with a deadly aim fired milk at the chameleon. "If I don't offer it milk, our son will grow up to look like a lizard," she explained. Clearly I had a lot to learn about life in Africa.On the cusp of middle age, Simon Fenton leaves Britain in search of adventure and finds Senegal, love, fatherhood, witch... read more

The tale of an Englishman making a life for himself in SenegalKhady pulled out a breast and with a deadly aim fired milk at the chameleon. "If I don't offer it milk, our son will grow up to look like a lizard," she explained. Clearly I had a lot to learn about life in Africa.On the cusp of middle age, Simon Fenton leaves Britain in search of adventure and finds Senegal, love, fatherhood, witch... read more

Riding the Outlaw Trail: An Eye Classic (Eye Classics)

Simon Casson, Richard Adamson

Two men retrace the notorious pair's footsteps, covering thousands of miles of hazardous country on horseback and discovering how little has changed from the saddle in the last 100 years Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the last of the legendary outlaws, were captured on daguerreotype, romanced in fiction, and immortalized on film by Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Simon Casson sets out on ... read more

Two men retrace the notorious pair's footsteps, covering thousands of miles of hazardous country on horseback and discovering how little has changed from the saddle in the last 100 years Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the last of the legendary outlaws, were captured on daguerreotype, romanced in fiction, and immortalized on film by Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Simon Casson sets out on ... read more

Ten Lessons from the Road

Alastair Humphreys

Alastair Humphreys spent four years traveling around the world on his bicycle, a journey that covered 46,000 miles and five continents. During his trip he gave motivational talks and received thousands of emails to his website in which people asked what kept him going through the low-points on his journey. Collected here are the sources of Alastair’s inspiration, including affirming quotes, in... read more

Alastair Humphreys spent four years traveling around the world on his bicycle, a journey that covered 46,000 miles and five continents. During his trip he gave motivational talks and received thousands of emails to his website in which people asked what kept him going through the low-points on his journey. Collected here are the sources of Alastair’s inspiration, including affirming quotes, in... read more

50 Quirky Bike Rides (Bizarre Biking)

Rob Ainsley

Guaranteed to provide a variety of uncommon adventures, this is an unusual collection of 50 bizarre cycling outings for family and friends. From naturally blissful thrills and hills to spectacular sweeps of bridges and gorges, this unique guide is ideal for both the casual and the committed cyclist. Weaving its way through England and Wales, this eco-friendly and entertaining handbook is the i... read more

Guaranteed to provide a variety of uncommon adventures, this is an unusual collection of 50 bizarre cycling outings for family and friends. From naturally blissful thrills and hills to spectacular sweeps of bridges and gorges, this unique guide is ideal for both the casual and the committed cyclist. Weaving its way through England and Wales, this eco-friendly and entertaining handbook is the i... read more

The Emperor's River: Travels to the Heart of a Resurgent China

Liam D'Arcy-Brown

A look China's recent cultural reinterpretation of the oldest canal in the world, dug when Confucius was alive, along which has traveled not only cargo but ideas, customs, and dialects The face of modern China is changing. Liam D'Arcy-Brown travels the length of the Grand Canal, a symbol of national identity, Chinese pride, and cultural achievement. For those with an interest in China and its ... read more

A look China's recent cultural reinterpretation of the oldest canal in the world, dug when Confucius was alive, along which has traveled not only cargo but ideas, customs, and dialects The face of modern China is changing. Liam D'Arcy-Brown travels the length of the Grand Canal, a symbol of national identity, Chinese pride, and cultural achievement. For those with an interest in China and its ... read more

Green Oranges on Lion Mountain (Eye Classics)

Emily Joy

When your Dad can crash his airplane into two water buffalo, life is unlikely to go according to plan. Even so, Emily Joy puts on her rose-tinted glasses, leaves behind her comfortable life as a doctor in Britain, and heads off for two years to a remote hospital in Sierra Leone. There she finds the oranges are green, the bananas are black, and her patients are very ill. There's no water, no el... read more

When your Dad can crash his airplane into two water buffalo, life is unlikely to go according to plan. Even so, Emily Joy puts on her rose-tinted glasses, leaves behind her comfortable life as a doctor in Britain, and heads off for two years to a remote hospital in Sierra Leone. There she finds the oranges are green, the bananas are black, and her patients are very ill. There's no water, no el... read more

Crap Cycle Lanes: 50 Worst Cycle Lanes in Britain

Captain Yellowjersey

Some of the worst cycle lanes in the world are exposed in full color in this hilarious compendium. Local authorities responsible for the asphalt atrocities are named and shamed, with accompanying photographic evidence and sentencing recommendations.

Some of the worst cycle lanes in the world are exposed in full color in this hilarious compendium. Local authorities responsible for the asphalt atrocities are named and shamed, with accompanying photographic evidence and sentencing recommendations.

The Inkspot Monologues

Keith Pointing

Alice and Jack are reminded of former lovers as they describe the Rorschach inkspots presented to them by their therapist. As their past experiences are laid bare and the character flaws of their boyfriends and girlfriends are verbally and visually paraded, it soon becomes clear that Alice and Jack are in fact ideal for one another. Quietly amusing, visually stimulating, and beautifully design... read more

Alice and Jack are reminded of former lovers as they describe the Rorschach inkspots presented to them by their therapist. As their past experiences are laid bare and the character flaws of their boyfriends and girlfriends are verbally and visually paraded, it soon becomes clear that Alice and Jack are in fact ideal for one another. Quietly amusing, visually stimulating, and beautifully design... read more

The Borough Market Cookbook: Meat & Fish

Sarah Freeman, Sarah Leahey-Benjamin

The result of a collaboration of devotees of the market celebrating food and cooking, this comprehensive collection is an essential guide for foodies and chefs. With over one hundred and forty recipes, including canapes, starters, and main courses, this delightful resource is sourced from producers and traders who are relentlessly passionate about their livestock and livelihood, and for whom p... read more

The result of a collaboration of devotees of the market celebrating food and cooking, this comprehensive collection is an essential guide for foodies and chefs. With over one hundred and forty recipes, including canapes, starters, and main courses, this delightful resource is sourced from producers and traders who are relentlessly passionate about their livestock and livelihood, and for whom p... read more

The Borough Market Book

Ptolemy Dean

Revealing the rich fabric of the Borough Market from dusk to dawn, this comprehensive guide divulges the geographic origins of the produce on offer and illustrates how it gets from its source to the stalls—focusing on the produce itself and directing consumers to the right traders for their particular requirements. Providing guidelines for consumers to help them make informed purchases on mark... read more

Revealing the rich fabric of the Borough Market from dusk to dawn, this comprehensive guide divulges the geographic origins of the produce on offer and illustrates how it gets from its source to the stalls—focusing on the produce itself and directing consumers to the right traders for their particular requirements. Providing guidelines for consumers to help them make informed purchases on mark... read more

Great Sects

Adam Hume-Kelly

Presenting a non-scholarly resource replete with sketches of history and beliefs, insights, trivia and unexpected details about very many of the world's largest, smallest, oldest and strangest beliefs, faiths and religions. It is a succor for the legion of intellectually curious and perhaps some of the answers to a lot of big questions—from the religion of Elvis to the Nation of Islam, Kabbala... read more

Presenting a non-scholarly resource replete with sketches of history and beliefs, insights, trivia and unexpected details about very many of the world's largest, smallest, oldest and strangest beliefs, faiths and religions. It is a succor for the legion of intellectually curious and perhaps some of the answers to a lot of big questions—from the religion of Elvis to the Nation of Islam, Kabbala... read more

All Will be Well

Michael Meegan

All Will Be Well looks at how love and compassion, when given out to others, can act as an antidote to the often painful human condition. It awakens us to all the small things that we can do to make those around us feel better and in doing so, bring happines to ourselves as well. It shows that each of us has the ability to make a difference. This book will encourage us to use those abilities a... read more

All Will Be Well looks at how love and compassion, when given out to others, can act as an antidote to the often painful human condition. It awakens us to all the small things that we can do to make those around us feel better and in doing so, bring happines to ourselves as well. It shows that each of us has the ability to make a difference. This book will encourage us to use those abilities a... read more

Morgan Tsvangirai: At the Deep End

Morgan Tsvangirai

Morgan Tsvangirai's dramatic political battle with Zimbabwe’s dictatorial monolith Robert Mugabe stands as one of the most intriguing and important world events of recent times—this is his autobiography From village life as the son of a humble carpenter to struggling for power with Mugabe as the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, this is Morgan Tsvangirai's amazing story. Once an avid supporter of Mu... read more

Morgan Tsvangirai's dramatic political battle with Zimbabwe’s dictatorial monolith Robert Mugabe stands as one of the most intriguing and important world events of recent times—this is his autobiography From village life as the son of a humble carpenter to struggling for power with Mugabe as the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, this is Morgan Tsvangirai's amazing story. Once an avid supporter of Mu... read more

Fateful Beauty: The Story of Frances Coke 1602-1642

Natalie Hodgson

Revealing the intriguing story of a young woman who, at the age of 15, was forced to marry a mentally unstable man in order to fulfil the wishes of her ambitious father. This story gives a picture of life—political intrigue, life at court, civil war, and family and personal trauma.

Revealing the intriguing story of a young woman who, at the age of 15, was forced to marry a mentally unstable man in order to fulfil the wishes of her ambitious father. This story gives a picture of life—political intrigue, life at court, civil war, and family and personal trauma.

Discovery Road (Eye Classics)

T. Garratt, A. Brown, Ranulph Sir Fiennes

The inspiring story of the first people to ride mountain bikes across the vast deserts of Australia, the dangerous bushlands of Africa, and the mountains of South America Fed up and disillusioned with corporate life, Andy persuaded Tim to leave his job and cycle around the world—convinced there could be more to life. Their goal was to become the first people to ride mountain bikes unsupported ... read more

The inspiring story of the first people to ride mountain bikes across the vast deserts of Australia, the dangerous bushlands of Africa, and the mountains of South America Fed up and disillusioned with corporate life, Andy persuaded Tim to leave his job and cycle around the world—convinced there could be more to life. Their goal was to become the first people to ride mountain bikes unsupported ... read more

News of the World?: Fake Shiekhs and Royal Trappings

Peter Burden

Do the great British public get the press the "Red Tops" think they deserve? Or are the tabloids' pious protestations of public interest really just a self-serving attempt to halt declining circulation? Peter Burden examines the News of the World's performance—with its Fake Sheikh and the illegal mobile phone tapping, which lead to a jail sentence for royal reporter Clive Goodman and the resig... read more

Do the great British public get the press the "Red Tops" think they deserve? Or are the tabloids' pious protestations of public interest really just a self-serving attempt to halt declining circulation? Peter Burden examines the News of the World's performance—with its Fake Sheikh and the illegal mobile phone tapping, which lead to a jail sentence for royal reporter Clive Goodman and the resig... read more

Cold Hands, Warm Heart

Tess Burrows

A 60-year old woman’s incredible attempt to race to the South Pole, carrying a call for compassion A grandmother of two, Tess Burrows came to climbing late in life when she found her true calling in campaigning for the Tibetan cause. Here, she races to the South Pole to promote world peace. She not only learns to push the limits of the human body, but also to push out the reaches of the human ... read more

A 60-year old woman’s incredible attempt to race to the South Pole, carrying a call for compassion A grandmother of two, Tess Burrows came to climbing late in life when she found her true calling in campaigning for the Tibetan cause. Here, she races to the South Pole to promote world peace. She not only learns to push the limits of the human body, but also to push out the reaches of the human ... read more

Frigid Women (Eye Classics)

Sue Riches, Victoria Riches

In 1997, a group of twenty women set out to become the world's first all female expedition to the North Pole. Sue and Victoria were surprised to find themselves amongst them. En route to the most isolated and forbidding regions of the globe and facing the bitterest hardships, both were seeking a new beginning. For Sue these were the first steps following treatment for breast cancer. For Victor... read more

In 1997, a group of twenty women set out to become the world's first all female expedition to the North Pole. Sue and Victoria were surprised to find themselves amongst them. En route to the most isolated and forbidding regions of the globe and facing the bitterest hardships, both were seeking a new beginning. For Sue these were the first steps following treatment for breast cancer. For Victor... read more

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