Affordable publishing, self-publishing, ghostwriting and author support services for writers and poets anywhere in the world.
Whether you have an idea for a book and wish to develop it into something more tangible, or a complete manuscript ready for publishing; from concept to completion, I provide tailor-made publishing and author support solutions, mixing and matching design, editing, marketing, project management and distribution to meet your individual needs, objectives and budget.
Also, if you would just like to publish your book simply for posterity, or for therapy, or to have it published and available just for your family, friends, business or workplace colleagues, I am happy to do this for you too! You can have as many private copies printed as you need, and there is no pressure to try and make your book commercially available.
“Due to circumstances following my father's death, we had little time, yet Robin Barratt produced an excellent book which my father, God bless his soul, would have been proud of. Not only of the content, but the layout and printing and cover was done in good style too. Robin has a gentle and respectful way of interviewing people of all walks of life, and made them feel comfortable to talk. Yet he has a quick intellect and common sense which is why I enjoyed working with him on the book, his knowledge on the entire process is priceless.”
S.A.Kanoo - A Tribute to Abdulla Ali Kanoo
PAPERBACK PRINT ON DEMAND (POD) & KINDLE
For text based books, I am able to either open up an Amazon publisher's POD account and register, format (paperback & Kindle) and upload your title for you (so you get paid royalties directly) or, if you are unable to open an account yourself (i.e. some countries are currently not available for Amazon POD publishing), run your title under my Amazon publisher's account. Amazon POD paperbacks are sold in the US, Canada, UK and across most of Europe, and Kindle is currently available in 13 countries worldwide. Prices can start from just 250 GBP/350 USD depending upon how ready your manuscript is for publishing. Contact me for further details.
"I am thrilled with the presentation and cover design of my novel, The Dream Circle. Robin guided me through the entire publishing process with professional yet friendly expertise. His skills and support were invaluable throughout. Particularly helpful were his gentle nudges to persevere when my confidence dipped. I highly recommend his services to anyone who may be thinking of publishing their book."
Máire Malone - The Dream Circle
EDITING & FORMATTING
If you are unsure of when to use your or you're, when to use a colon or semi-colon, or the difference between 80s and '80s or it's and its, or when to indent, space or to use a new paragraph, then I provide an editing and formatting package to authors who have a completed manuscript that may need editing and formatting. I will also check for structure, plot, flow, characterization and tone, as well as typos, grammar, punctuation and spelling (NOTE: Being British I use English spelling rather than US, and the Oxford Guide to Style, formerly known as Hart's Rules). Depending upon the size of the manuscript and the content, editing can take from between a few weeks to a few months. Contact me for further details.
It's said that we all have a book inside us, but only a very few of us can sit down and write it! If you have a story, an interesting life story or even just an idea for a book, but simply don't have the time to write it, or English isn't your first language, or not sure how to start or structure your story, or struggling with having the dedication and commitment needed to write a whole book... then let me write it for you! A book ghostwritten by me is published under your name and, whether you sell 100 copies, or a million, you get all the royalties. Ghostwriting can take from several months to up to a year. Contact me for further details.
No one can guarantee success with books or magazines (if we could, we authors and publishers would only ever be producing best-sellers!). But success isn't just about making money; it's about having people read your words, admire your work and loving what you do. This, in my opinion anyway, is real success! And to take your initial idea or manuscript through to a completed, published product really is a wonderful achievement that only a very, very few people ever manage to do.
"The fear of faliure stops us doing many of the things we should be doing!"