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Samantha Pearce

Samantha Pearce - Designer

Southampton, United Kingdom

I'm a professional book artist & typesetter with nearly 20yrs of print experience specializing in fiction & non-fiction book design

Overview

SWATT Books endeavours to deliver professional, affordable book design that sells by utilising traditional typesetting principals to ensure your book not only has shelf appeal but is effortless to read.

My name is Samantha Pearce, and I help independent authors and small publishers maximize their books sale-ability and provide you with the greatest potential of getting a return on your publishing investment. I do this by offering professional and affordable book layout & typesetting, impactful cover design, and eBook conversions.

Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Adventure Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Poetry
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Education & Reference Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Owner/Creative Director

SWATT Design Ltd

January, 2011 – Present (almost 6 years)

SWATT Design is my own independent graphic design agency. By the very nature of being a print design specialise, the work I have been doing with SWATT Design has naturally attracted many first time authors looking to get their manuscripts turned into print-ready artwork that can be submitted to printers and POD publishers. During that time, I have been involved in the design and layout of over 25 published titles. In June 2016, I made the decision to launch a dedicated book design service under the SWATT Design umbrella to help other first time authors realise their dream of publishing a book.

Portfolio (13 selected works)

Dark is the Sea

Heather Blanchard

Haunted by her mother's disappearance and plagued by nightmares, eighteen year old Rowan Munro abandons London for Dorchay, the remote Scottish village where she spent her childhood. With the help of her eccentric aunt and a familiar face from her past, she unlocks a power in her that is at once terrifying yet curiously addictive. As she uncovers the deeply buried secrets of her family, she aw... read more

Haunted by her mother's disappearance and plagued by nightmares, eighteen year old Rowan Munro abandons London for Dorchay, the remote Scottish village where she spent her childhood. With the help of her eccentric aunt and a familiar face from her past, she unlocks a power in her that is at once terrifying yet curiously addictive. As she uncovers the deeply buried secrets of her family, she aw... read more

Mr Pizza and All That Jazz

Peter Boizot

Peter Boizot is a remarkable entrepreneur and philanthropist lucky enough to have led a truly extraordinary life. Known to many as 'Mr Peterborough', he's the jazz-loving party animal who introduced pizza to England's hungry masses decades ago, making millions from his wildly successful PizzaExpress chain as a result - and giving much of it away to charity. Now in his mid-eighties, Peter's inc... read more

Peter Boizot is a remarkable entrepreneur and philanthropist lucky enough to have led a truly extraordinary life. Known to many as 'Mr Peterborough', he's the jazz-loving party animal who introduced pizza to England's hungry masses decades ago, making millions from his wildly successful PizzaExpress chain as a result - and giving much of it away to charity. Now in his mid-eighties, Peter's inc... read more

The Social Leadership Handbook Second Edition

Julian Stodd

Social Leadership encapsulates the mindset, skills and behaviours required to be an effective leader in the Social Age. It recognises that power and authority are founded more on what you curate and share, how you build your reputation, than simple positional authority. It's a model of leadership that is more fluid and relevant than ones based on longevity, situation or hierarchy. Under a soci... read more

Social Leadership encapsulates the mindset, skills and behaviours required to be an effective leader in the Social Age. It recognises that power and authority are founded more on what you curate and share, how you build your reputation, than simple positional authority. It's a model of leadership that is more fluid and relevant than ones based on longevity, situation or hierarchy. Under a soci... read more

Untouchable

Rosemary Fraser

Outside the strict Hindu caste system in India, the 'Untouchables' or Dalits were considered to be the lowest of the low. Forced to beg for food in order to survive. And in England some rich and powerful people considered themselves Untouchable too. Thinking they were above the laws of the land. This story brings together some of the families from two differing worlds. Their lives and loves no... read more

Outside the strict Hindu caste system in India, the 'Untouchables' or Dalits were considered to be the lowest of the low. Forced to beg for food in order to survive. And in England some rich and powerful people considered themselves Untouchable too. Thinking they were above the laws of the land. This story brings together some of the families from two differing worlds. Their lives and loves no... read more

The Unofficial Guide to Medical Research, Audit and Teaching (Unofficial Guides to Medicine)

Zeshan Qureshi, Ceen-Ming Tang, Colin Fischbacher

The Unofficial Guide to Medical Research, Audit and Teaching will teach you the skills expected of students and today's graduates beyond just clinical medicine. It contains convenient checklists for critical appraisal which may be used as a day-to-day reference by professionals, as well as suggestions for audits, and tips for teaching effectively. This book covers all the non-clinical competen... read more

The Unofficial Guide to Medical Research, Audit and Teaching will teach you the skills expected of students and today's graduates beyond just clinical medicine. It contains convenient checklists for critical appraisal which may be used as a day-to-day reference by professionals, as well as suggestions for audits, and tips for teaching effectively. This book covers all the non-clinical competen... read more

Crossed Lances

Peter Bradford

Have wondered what it would have been like to compete in a joust and a grand mounted melee, if so then these rules could be the made for you. Crossed Lances has two games within one rule set. The first game deals with the jousts you will make, with as many as eight players around one table with as many as 4 tilts in use. The game is based around the principal of easy to play, quick to play, be... read more

Have wondered what it would have been like to compete in a joust and a grand mounted melee, if so then these rules could be the made for you. Crossed Lances has two games within one rule set. The first game deals with the jousts you will make, with as many as eight players around one table with as many as 4 tilts in use. The game is based around the principal of easy to play, quick to play, be... read more

Fastbreak: The CEO's Guide to Strategy Execution

John R. Childress

Is Strategy Killing Your Business?There is no strategy without execution, and there is no execution without leadership.Strategies are meant to carry companies onwards and upwards to lofty performance and competitive advantage. Sadly, in the majority of firms, big and small, strategies are rarely delivered and often die a silent death on a dusty shelf in the corner office, along with failed str... read more

Is Strategy Killing Your Business?There is no strategy without execution, and there is no execution without leadership.Strategies are meant to carry companies onwards and upwards to lofty performance and competitive advantage. Sadly, in the majority of firms, big and small, strategies are rarely delivered and often die a silent death on a dusty shelf in the corner office, along with failed str... read more

Unleashing Capacity: The Hidden Human Resources

Rita Trehan

The tools and capabilities available to today’s HR professionals provide a unique position that, when used correctly, can lead to that all-important—and highly coveted—role at the leadership table. But how to get there?Author Rita Trehan has distilled her experience as a global leader at Honeywell and AES Corporation into a series of easily digestible chapters designed to help today’s HR profe... read more

The tools and capabilities available to today’s HR professionals provide a unique position that, when used correctly, can lead to that all-important—and highly coveted—role at the leadership table. But how to get there?Author Rita Trehan has distilled her experience as a global leader at Honeywell and AES Corporation into a series of easily digestible chapters designed to help today’s HR profe... read more

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