Testimonials

“I like the way one person is assigned to work with you from the earliest steps to the final print. This makes the process much more enjoyable. The staff obviously care very much about the books they handle and this is clear from their interaction with you as a writer.” 

Sarah Zaluckyj – The Opened Cage (November 2021) 

 

“It has been a great pleasure working with Melanie on this book, and with Becky and Tamsin on earlier novels. I thoroughly recommend Grosvenor House – they are highly professional in their dealings and also very friendly and approachable. This is essential for the writer when going through the process of writing a book and seeing it through to publication.  

Questions and emails are answered quickly and efficiently which, again, is much appreciated, as is the staff’s constant good humour and helpfulness. 

I like the way one person is assigned to work with you from the earliest steps to the final print. This makes the process much more enjoyable. The staff obviously care very much about the books they handle and this is clear from their interaction with you as a writer. 

I think the fact I am working on my third book with Grosvenor says it all.” 

 

 

Grosvenor House made the experience of publishing my book an absolute pleasure… If you are looking to publish a book of your own, look no further than Grosvenor House.” 

Ryan Parrett – The Human of All (November 2021) 

 

“Grosvenor House made the experience of publishing my book an absolute pleasure. The staff are incredibly helpful and always replied to my queries swiftly throughout the whole process of manuscript to finished article. If you are looking to publish a book of your own, look no further than Grosvenor House.” 

 

 

 

 

“I have had a wonderful time with making my story book with GHP. They are fast and they have some great members of staff who are very kind and helpful.” 

Daksha Patel – Thoughtful Thinking (November 2021) 

 

 

 

“I have had a wonderful time with making my story book with GHP. They are fast and they have some great members of staff who are very kind and helpful. Their prices are also very reasonable and you get value for money.” 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff were available to answer any queries along the way, and the books, of a high quality, were delivered on time. I will be using you again.” 

Joy Stonehouse – Whisper to the Bees (November 2021) 

 

 

“As a writer not too confident or patient with computers, you set out very clearly and simply the steps towards the final product. Staff were available to answer any queries along the way, and the books, of a high quality, were delivered on time. I will be using you again. “

 

 

 

 

 

“I have been delighted with my experience of using Grosvenor House Publishing as they have made it a simple and stress-free process on my first book for which I am grateful.” 

Gavin Perrett Transforming Grief: (October 2021) 

 

I have been delighted with my experience of using Grosvenor House Publishing as they have made it a simple and stress-free process on my first book for which I am grateful. I will certainly use them again for my next book. Special thanks to Julie and Dean for their care and attention.” 

 

 

 

 

 

“Grosvenor House team made me feel so welcome…so comfortable and so glad to be back in the writing business!” 

Bernard Mendoza Little Boy Bruised (October 2021)  

“I’d been away from the scene for too long, but the Grosvenor House team made me feel so welcome…so comfortable and so glad to be back in the writing business! I would (absolutely) not go anywhere else.” 

  

“I was very impressed with the patience and courtesy of Dean Zaltzman” 

Jane Preston The Walled Garden (October 2021) 

 

“I was very impressed with the patience and courtesy of Dean Zaltzman as he guided me through the tortuous process of achieving publication of my novel, a much more complicated business than I’d expected. I can thoroughly recommend Grosvenor Publishing to other elderly, computer-incompetent writers like myself…but I have to admit, that contrary to your opening remark, ‘You’ve done the hard bit, now let us guide you through the publishing process…etc…’ my experience was that writing the book was by far the easiest part. Many thanks to all concerned.” 

  

 

 

 

 

“I have nothing but praise for Grosvenor House Publishing, their work is excellent” 

Kingsley Taylor Reflecting (October 2021) 

 

 

“I have nothing but praise for Grosvenor House Publishing, their work is excellent, they always keep me informed and I am very happy with the books they have published for me.” 

  

 

 

 

 

“I trusted Grosvenor immediately having read their excellent feedback in the Writers and Artists Yearbook. There’s a book in everyone some say……what are you waiting for?!” 

Alison Crocker Strange Sightings and Mysterious Creatures in the New Forest and Beyond (October 2021)

 

“I published my first book with this company and loved every minute of the process. Self-publishing is not at all what people think and it’s a huge learning experience about how it all works. I must have asked loads of dumb questions (or at least I thought) only to find others had asked the same questions as me. My book came out in May 2020 and I’m working on two more both of which will be self-published with Grosvenor. The advice I received was friendly and professional. I trusted Grosvenor immediately having read their excellent feedback in the Writers and Artists Yearbook. There’s a book in everyone some say……what are you waiting for?!” 

 

 

 

 

 

“Grosvenor House helped me through the whole process. I would definitely recommend them.” 

Janet Rogers  Reaching for the Light (October 2021) 

 

“I am very grateful to Melanie Bartle and the staff at Grosvenor House for helping me through the process of publishing my novel Reaching for the Light by Jan Mitchell Rogers.
I felt too inexperienced to attempt to self-publish on my own and Grosvenor House helped me through the whole process. I would definitely recommend them.” 

  

 

 

 

 

“Grosvenor offer the complete package and I cannot recommend them highly enough to anyone who is looking for a publisher. Such was my positive experience …. I am already working on my next Grosvenor House Publishing book!” 

Judy Rose On The Plus Side (September 2021) 

“From my very first contact with Dean Zaltsman at Grosvenor House Publishing I felt my book was going to be in safe hands. Of course, I had many questions to ask and every issue I raised was dealt with very promptly and clearly by Dean. Grosvenor House are very transparent about the services they offer and supply a lot of useful information from the word go. I felt the price of the publishing service they were going to provide was extremely. reasonable and that there would be no unexpected costs. 

Thereafter I had the enormous luck of having Julie Scott as my ‘publishing partner’ and she was marvellously patient and understanding with me especially with all the technical issues. We were constantly in touch throughout the process so that at every stage I knew what was happening and was totally involved. 

Having previously been published by one of the bigger publishing houses, I realised how beneficial it was to have complete control over every aspect of the book, from book size to cover price, from cover design to type face. 

When I received the sample copy of my book I was absolutely thrilled with the quality. Within days the book was available to pre-order from Amazon and all major book wholesalers. 

In other words, Grosvenor offer the complete package and I cannot recommend them highly enough to anyone who is looking for a publisher. Such was my positive experience …. I am already working on my next Grosvenor House Publishing book!” 

 

“Highly professional service, excellent communication, fair cost and great product!” 

Alex Charlton Saving Graces (September 2021) 

 

“I can’t fault GHP. Right from the start I felt the honesty and clarity of their approach: their website shows clearly what they offer; and the publishing process is explained in accessible chunks.  

Everyone with whom I have communicated has been helpful and professional, offering clear advice and guidance. In particular, when I asked for details of a designer to help me with the cover of my book, I was signposted to a brilliant person who caught my ideas exactly and created the strikingly original cover – which everybody has commented on since my book was published. The final product is, in my opinion, outstanding. 

I have two more novels which I would like to publish, and won’t hesitate to return to Grosvenor House. I am also recommending their services to fellow independent authors here in North Yorkshire.” 

 

 

For such a reasonable price, my dream became a reality! The finished product is exquisite…I would not hesitate to recommend ‘Grosvenor House Publishing’ to anyone who believes they have a book inside them, waiting for the right publisher to bring it to fruition.” 

Lorretta O’Shea – Genesis: Chapters 1 and 2: An Understanding of Creation (6th Edition) (August 2020)  

‘Thank you, Grosvenor House. For such a reasonable price, my dream became a reality! The finished product is exquisite. The cover is beautifully designed and the interior text is well set out with care taken over the layout. I must praise the staff who lent their expertise and knowledge of the publishing world to me and my scholarly endeavours, with particular regards to Becky Banning, who throughout the process has been extremely considerate and took the time to address all my requirements and queries, without making me feel I was being a nuisance! Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend ‘Grosvenor House Publishing’ to anyone who believes they have a book inside them, waiting for the right publisher to bring it to fruition.’  

 

“I cannot praise Grosvenor House Publishing enough for the experience I have had with my book. The end product is of very high quality.  I have started writing my next book and will certainly use GHP again.”  

Dr. Richard Sloan Tieve Tara (August 2020) 

 

“I cannot praise Grosvenor House Publishing enough for the experience I have had with my book. The end product is of very high quality. I am so very pleased. I was guided through the process throughout by Assistant Manager, Becky Banning and I owe her much thanks. Some of the photographs I supplied were old but they came out better than I expected in the book. I have started writing my next book and will certainly use GHP again.” 

 

 

 

 

 

“Grosvenor House Publishing was extremely supportive in helping me publish my debut children’s book…from recommending an illustrator and an editor, right through to phone calls and emails about the typesetting and layout of the book… I felt fully supported at each key moment ….I would thoroughly recommend GHP.” 

Nicholas Kasparis – Ralph and Robort (July 2020)  

“Grosvenor House Publishing was extremely supportive in helping me publish my debut children’s book. They helped every step of the way, from recommending an illustrator and an editor, right through to phone calls and emails about the typesetting and layout of the book. It has been quite a journey, and although I didn’t realise the different stages of getting a book to print, I felt fully supported at each key moment. I am thoroughly delighted with the final version of Ralph and Robort, and I would thoroughly recommend GHP.” 

 

“A super service with clear pricing….”

Ged Melia – Family Business: The Story of a Generation (May 2020) 

 

‘A super service with clear pricing, timely publication schedules and prompt responses to queries. Becky has been understanding and lovely to deal with.’  

 

 

 

 

 

“… you couldn’t wish for a better team working with you. They have been extremely patient, and helpful… If there was ever a moment when you wondered what publishing company to go to, look no further.”  

Jill Strafford – Legs 11 Go To Heaven (April 2020) 

 

I would highly recommend GHP, they would always have a sparkling review from me. I am about to publish my very first book, legs 11 go to Heaven. And between Maire, Becky and Tamsin, you couldn’t wish for a better team working with you. They have been extremely patient, and helpful, all the way through the process.  

If there was ever a moment when you wondered what Publishing company to go to, look no further.  

 

 

 

 

 

“Excellent customer service right from the beginning to the current torrid time” 

Sujit Bhattacharjee“Is Happiness a Cigar called Hamlet?” (March 2020)  

“I cannot thank enough Grosvenor House Publishing for publishing my book “Is Happiness a Cigar called Hamlet?” Tasmin, Becky and Maire have provided an excellent customer service right from the beginning to the current torrid time. 

You have found a genuine admirer in me and I look forward to continuing our close relationship in the future.” 

 

“… great customer service and the published book looks great, really pleased.”

Lance Litherland A Darker World (February 2020)

 

“Hi team, just want to say a big thank you to all the team, you have made my dream come true, great customer service and the published book looks great, really pleased

I will be back for my second book!”

 

 

 

 

They tidied up my script, gave good advice and produced a wonderful book …”

Frank Crowe The Golfing Life of Jock Kirkaldy (January 2020)

 

“What a great prompt service I am getting from Grosvenor House. They tidied up my script, gave good advice and produced a wonderful book which is attractive and easy to read. The rest is up to the public. Frank- Golfing Life of Jock Kirkcaldy”

 

 

 

 

“They patiently guided me through every stage of the process and the finished book looks great.”

The daughter of Jeffrey Meadows QPM “A Chief Constable’s Nightmare?” by (January 2020)

 

Thank you to Tamsin and Becky for their help and support in publishing my dad’s book – ‘A Chief Constable’s Nightmare?’ by Jeffrey Meadows QPM. They patiently guided me through every stage of the process and the finished book looks great. I would highly recommend GHP. (From: The daughter of Jeffrey Meadows QPM)

 

 

 

“…the support and commitment by GHP has exceeded all of my expectations.”
David James Dixon Bushveld Sunset (December 2019)

David James Dixon Bushveld SunsetI would like to express my gratitude to you all at GHP for the excellent service I have experienced in having my first novel published with you.

I am extremely happy with the finished printed product and have to say that everyone that holds the book in their hands makes favourable comments about the feel and quality of it.

In regard to your service, the support and commitment by GHP has exceeded all of my expectations.

You have delivered on everything that you promise and were always there to guide and support when called upon.

 

Thank you so much, it’s [the book’s] even better than I had envisaged!”
John Charles Angeline (December 2019)

John Charles Angeline

 

I’ve just opened the box and am looking at the finished article. Thank you so much, it’s even better than I had envisaged! Please pass on my thanks to all involved in making this process from idea to completion such a positive and painless one. You have kept me informed all along the way, sorted out any queries and snags, and kept to the timescale.  I am really impressed with the finished article, and the cover is beautiful! On looking at Amazon I appear to have already started to sell! I have several other novels nearing completion and look forward to handing them over to you in the near future.

 

 

“In summary, I have been impressed with GHP throughout the whole process, which is inherently complex and requires goodwill, patience and understanding on all sides.”
Allen Firth Jane Austen’s Regency Dashwoods: Sense and Sensibility, India and the Cotswolds (December 2019)

Allen Firth Jane Austen's Regency DashwoodsHaving researched the self-publishing options, I was impressed with GHP’s clear and straightforward approach, not least in the explicit pricing, author’s full retention of copyright, and clear contractual delineation of the respective responsibilities of the author and GHP.  Flexibility on interpretation of use of quotations/citations was much appreciated, giving confidence about GHP’s pragmatism and responsiveness.  One thing I found particularly useful – in fact invaluable – was the sheet giving detailed typesetting guidelines.

Production of proofs and subsequent amendments, both to the main text, images, and cover design, again demonstrated GHP’s responsiveness, with Tamsin Rush’s support particularly helpful, enabling a rapid progression to print.  Resolution of minor problems has been rapid and effective.  The GHP team’s communications with me, and particularly Tamsin’s, have been timely, informative, clear, and helpful.

In summary, I have been impressed with GHP throughout the whole process, which is inherently complex and requires goodwill, patience and understanding on all sides. It is the positive and supportive reaction by GHP to any challenges that have most impressed, with a clear determination and commitment to bring the book to publication in a professional manner. Overall, I have felt supported throughout, and am very pleased with both GHP and the book.

 

“I am delighted and wish to thank you and all your publication team for the excellent job.”
Kenelm Murray G.D. Che Inglés (December 2019)

Kenelm Murray G.D. Che Inglés

 

I have received the package with five copies of Che Inglés.  I am delighted and wish to thank you and all your publication team for the excellent job. I am about to travel and the copies have arrived at a very timely moment, so that I can take one to my mother in Argentina, who turns 100 in January.

I like the cover and the quality of the binding, etc, so thanks again for all. 

 

 

 

“The team worked tirelessly to make sure I reached my deadline and the communication has been exemplary.”
Scott Harrison Eat Your Way to a Six Pack (December 2019)

Scott Harrison Eat Your Way to a Six Pack

 

Grosvenor House Publishing has been so helpful in helping me publish my first book. They gave me so much advice before I even decided to use them and were so engaged with me through the whole process. The team worked tirelessly to make sure I reached my deadline and the communication has been exemplary. The book is amazing and a massive THANK YOU to Tamsin and the team for all your hard work.

 

 

 

“I cannot praise Grosvenor House Publishing enough.”
Nina Olsson Reflections: Life’s Poems and Other Stories (December 2019)

 

I cannot praise Grosvenor House Publishing enough. I have been treated very well at every stage with advice, encouragement and support. I would and have recommended the Company at every opportunity. 

 

 

 

 

“From my very first dealings with the company – and long before any money changed hands – I was made to feel that I was the only author they were committed to help.”
Mike Duddridge – Painting the Sky Khaki (November 2019)

I approached the task of having a manuscript converted into a book with some misgivings; my previous experience of dealing with commercial organisations by email had not been encouraging: there was always difficulty in establishing any sort of personal relationship, being shunted from one person to another and sometimes even trying to communicate with an electronic device rather than a human. But this was not so with Grosvenor House Publishing.

From my very first dealings with the company – and long before any money changed hands – I was made to feel that I was the only author they were committed to help. The procedure which has to be followed in the publication of a book was carefully explained at every stage, and every query I raised was answered promptly that day, usually the same morning or afternoon, and, most importantly, by the same person. To anyone contemplating launching into print I have no hesitation in strongly recommending Grosvenor House Publishing as an organisation who will guide you through the intricacies of the process with thoroughness, celerity and a light touch.

 

 

“I will certainly be recommending Grosvenor House Publishing to anyone and everyone.”
Simms Kitty’s Kin (November 2019)

I cannot thank you enough for all you have done. As you will have gathered I knew absolutely nothing about the world of publishing.

You have guided me through every stage, answered my queries, acknowledged everything that I have sent and made the whole process straightforward for me.

I will certainly be recommending Grosvenor House Publishing to anyone and everyone.

I don’t think that I will write another book but I feel that, thanks to you, I have got down on paper a record that I wanted to preserve.

 

 

 

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the efficient and professional manner in which you have assisted me in the publication of my book.”
Colin Harley ELEVEN ELEVEN plus eleven: A Collection of Short Stories (August 2019)

 

Regardless of what may or may not happen with any sales going forward, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the efficient and professional manner in which you have assisted me in the publication of my book.  I could not have wished for a better outcome and all those that I have come into contact with have made complimentary remarks about the presentation as well as, hopefully, the content.

 

 

 

 

“I recommend them [Grosvenor House Publishing] without reservation to anyone who is thinking of self-publishing…”
Lord Lee of Trafford Yummi Yoghurt (June 2019)

Lord Lee of Trafford Yummi Yoghurt

 

I never believed that it would be possible for me to publish my book in such an easy way and I have been absolutely delighted with the speed and service which the Grosvenor team provided.  Not only that, but I also thought their charges to be very reasonable given all that they did. 

I recommend them without reservation to anyone who is thinking of self-publishing – they can have absolute confidence that Grosvenor will deliver.

 

 

 

“…I discovered Grosvenor House Publishing and immediately sensed that this was a far more professional organisation.”

Bill Harris Always Making Something (April 2019)

When it was suggested that I put together my life story for my grandchildren I did not expect to spend the next four years doing it! But writing the book was easier than finding quality help for self-publishing it. I worked with one publisher until they postponed their start date twice, then searching for an alternative I discovered Grosvenor House Publishing and immediately sensed that this was a far more professional organisation. The basic fee was reasonable and the options regarding the book size, paper quality, illustrations and proof reading were well explained and set out. My telephone calls and emails were helpfully responded to whenever I needed guidance. 

Completing my own autobiography was delayed by almost a year whilst I obtained approvals from the copyright holders of some of my many colour and black-and-white illustrations – I should have started on that from the beginning – but Grosvenor House were patient and commenced the type-setting as soon as I was finally ready. Their work on the cover design went through several iterations but again they patiently accepted my slight adjustments to produce an excellent cover that I am really pleased with.

My orders for my book have been promptly dealt with, so now all I can hope for is that my grandchildren will read it!

 

“…thank you for making this dream come true!”
Brian Luxton My Father’s People (April 2019)

 

What an excellent production! Great print on lovely paper and astonished at the quality of photos and the trees and the cover. First rate to all the team and thank you for making this dream come true! Aldon has also put three in his shop window! Yippee!

 

 

 

“You have done everything for me with the greatest expedition as though I were your only client; you have remembered everything I ever asked for and some things that I didn’t…”
Peter Hartley On a Boat to Barra (March 2019)

Peter Hartley On a Boat to BarraI received the five books from your printer today with slight misgivings as I was worried that things might have gone slightly awry when it was too late to do anything about it. I need not have worried. The whole appearance is exactly how, but much better than, I could ever have imagined it. The production even seems to make my poetry look better. I know I must have been one of your more trying customers – the words prima donna spring to mind – but you have indulged my every whim in the matter even when I have felt aware that I have sometimes not played by the book. You have done everything for me with the greatest expedition as though I were your only client; you have remembered everything I ever asked for and some things that I didn’t, as for example, putting Gallipoli 1915 opposite Gallipoli 2015 so they can both be seen in the same eyeful. I am amazed at the legerdemain that has turned a scrappy torn relic of my great grandfather into such a clear sharp photograph for the dust-cover’s flappy bits. I did feel we had turned a corner when you made that balanced legible collage but I wouldn’t have believed you could do so much to bring those photos back to life from nearly fifty years ago, that I took with a plasticky Kodak instamatic manufactured no doubt many long decades before you were born; and you even remembered that last change of mind with the photo of me on the same flappy bit and getting rid of the sans serif.

Many thanks indeed, for a job well done.

 

“…they [Grosvenor House Publishing] treat each author and each book as unique, not as part of a mass production process. Cherish them.”
John Pick Masque of Blood (March 2019)

John Pick Masque of Blood

 

As an aged author, I have been dealing with publishers, of all kinds, for many a long year.  Regrettably, they have come to occupy a place in my personal grudge list somewhere below Night Soil Operatives and House Agents. 

However, Grosvenor House Publishing has totally restored my faith in the breed. Their staff are efficient but friendly and the books they produce would grace any library. Above all, they treat each author and each book as unique, not as part of a mass production process. Cherish them.

 

 

“In a nutshell, I received a highly professional and friendly service second  to none.”
Edward Arnold Bloomsbury – A Square Mile: A History and Guide (January 2019)

Edward Arnold Bloomsbury – A Square Mile

 

I was lucky enough to discover Grosvenor House Publishing who have just published my first book. Being a first-time author, I was worried that I may miss something or submit work incorrectly. GHP held my hand all the way, giving sound advice and technical guidance all the way. Any questions were answered immediately, and I can’t thank Becky enough for her prompt and straightforward guidance and reassurance throughout this pleasant experience. The entire process ran smoothly, and both the proof-reader and indexer were very thorough and highly professional (and very affordable). The typesetters followed my instructions exactly and improved upon them turning my manuscript and images into a well-presented professional book.

In a nutshell, I received a highly professional and friendly service second to none.  The quality of the product is amazing – an attractive well-made book that shouts vivid colour. Big thanks to all the team at Grosvenor House Publishing.