Testimonials

“…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 AngelineI’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 InglésI 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 PackGrosvenor 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 YoghurtI 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 BloodAs 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 MileI 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.