Self Publishing Success Stories

Here are some of our recent highlights; success stories which give some insight into how authors have used our services to great effect and how the publishing industry is recognising Spiffing Publishing as one of the driving forces behind modern progressive publishing.

Launching at the Royal Society in London (with the Spiffing team in attendance) and to an audience selected from their client roster including Sony, Sky, House of Commons, Panasonic and Barclays, Keith Jones and Tessa Sharp use Spiffing Publishing for a full and comprehensive design and branding exercise for their title Provoke: The Art of Transformative Facilitation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw06yBXJ_B8

Spiffing Publishing joins forces with Douglas Watkinson; key scriptwriter of hundreds of episodes of worldwide TV series’, including Midsomer Murders, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Lovejoy and Boon. Douglas is also the author of the acclaimed Nathan Hawk series of crime novels. Spiffing is tasked with a full rebrand of the entire series including creating a new publishing house for all of Douglas’ future releases including his newest standalone novel The Occasional Jonas Kemble.

The mighty Nielsen Book Data; the UKs one and only ISBN agency, selects Spiffing Publishing as its preferred independent publishing agency, recognising our work in pioneering progressive and ethical publishing models for authors.

Spiffing Publishing teams up with John Kidd and Alan Frame to work on the Chanel family memoir Toto and Coco. Released to international praise in multiple journals including The New York Post https://nypost.com/article/catharina-too-koopman-vogue-cover-girl-wwii-spy/amp/ Spiffing takes the lead on a comprehensive edit, full design and branding, web design www.totoandcoco.com and international distribution

Toyota CEO for 11 years Carl Klemm selects Spiffing Publishing to edit, design and internationally distribute his newest title The Balance of Excellence, including a comprehensive brand identity creation process for his new publishing endeavours.

John Nicholl, author of White is the Coldest ColourWhen Evil Calls Your NameBully Boy BluePortraits of the Dead and A Mind to Kill continues to dominate the Amazon rankings with his titles. Each of his books has been an Amazon international bestseller, reaching #1 in multiple categories in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Canada and the USA. John reached #10 of all books on Amazon in Australia, and has been awarded four Amazon All-Star awards for being one of the 25 most read authors in the UK and one of the 100 most read authors in the USA. He used Spiffing Publishing for cover design, audiobook covers and international versions of his books.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/John-Nicholl/e/B00VRS3MHW/

Spiffing Publishing becomes the recommended independent publishing agency of Gardners; the wholesale distributor for Waterstones, Foyles, Blackwells and Barnes & Noble, deepening our relationship with and knowledge of the established publishing supply and distribution networks.

Authorpreneur, Susie Violet, tours the UK’s Waterstones and independent bookstores with her picture-book The Little Cockroach. She also accepts her invitation to the Society of Authors after achieving the requisite book sales. To top it all, Susie has both of her books read by CBeebies’s Sid on his Storytime with Sid channel. She uses Spiffing Publishing for branding, illustration, print, distribution and website.
https://thelittlecockroach.com/

Microbiologist turned artisan baker Elizabeth Solaru wins second place at the Paris Book Festival with her book Opulencia. She uses Spiffing Publishing for branding, cover design, eBooks, book design, print production and distribution.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B079JXSBFN/

Suzanne Lockhart goes from manuscript to traditionally published within 1 year of approaching Spiffing Publishing. Now enjoying a full commercial deal with Coronet, and accepted by Waterstones. She uses Spiffing Publishing for cover design, eBooks, Editing, typesetting and distribution.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0774S4T16/

Premiership footballer Michael McIndoe releases his autobiography Wildling to a 3 page exclusive in the Scottish Sun, ten BBC radio interviews and also accepted by Waterstones and WHSmith. He uses Spiffing Publishing for branding, cover, editing, eBooks and international distribution.

BBC’s The Apprentice Winner Joseph Valente reaches out to Spiffing Publishing to produce his autobiography, which achieved No.1 bestseller status in 5 Categories in under 10 minutes when launched. He uses Spiffing Publishing for cover design, typesetting, editing, eBook development and distribution.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1979432937/

The Apprentice finalists Sam Curry and Elle Stevenson produce The Gobble Gruff with Spiffing Publishing.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0993516408/

AP Bateman – continues as No.1 Amazon best-seller in multiple categories, uses Spiffing Publishing for series branding and cover design.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01EGG4I4M/

We can only include a tiny fraction of examples here and, these aside, we have many hundreds of authors who are developing their craft and seeing great results. Quality and persistence over time is key.

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