Swan & Horn

Publisher and Provider of Quality Publishing Services

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Since 2000





OUR PUBLISHING SERVICES are aimed at authors who are commiss-ioned by other publishers or who want to self-publish.


As a longstanding Advanced Member of the key publishing industry training and advisory body, the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, Maria applies her first-class editorial skills and standards to all manuscripts, bridging the quality gap between today's off-the-shelf services and those of the major publishing houses.


From first draft to final polish, you will receive a level of attention and engagement that far surpasses anything found in today's DIY publishing environment and large publishing houses. To find out more, click below.

These are just some of the self-published books we have worked on in recent years. Click the cover images for more information.

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FOR ANYONE IN EDUCATION WHO CARES ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS: Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Learning and Teaching Environment

This is a "book that every educationalist should read", according to Schools Weekly, that addresses the ever-increasing stress on teachers, and on learners, and the inter-actions between them. The high  numbers of students with diagnosable mental health problems inevitably leads to more problems in the classroom and throughout whole schools and colleges. It is a hugely complex situation that demands a collaborative approach from both healthcare and education professionals - which is the basis of this book, offering hope of finding real, practical and longlasting solutions to this serious and escalating problem.

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Swan & Horn is primarily a provider of expert publishing and editorial services for authors of fiction and non-fiction in any genre, covering fiction, novels, poetry and memoirs, textbooks, manuals, self-help books and technical publications. We are also an independent non-fiction publishing house with a focus on health issues, with a growing list of highly regarded books to our name.

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 Publishing yourself – or with another publisher?

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FOR ANYONE INTERSTED IN THE ANCIENT DISEASE OF DIABETES: The Pissing Evil - A Comprehensive History of Diabetes Mellitus

The "pissing evil" is the name given to diabetes mellitus in the 17th century. This is the most comprehensive history ever written, covering over three thousand years of social and medical history, describing what happened to the people who suffered from the disease, those who tried to help them, and those who stood by helplessly. It is a fascinating story of a foul disease with even fouler remedies, or else certain death until just a hundred years ago. It is for all experts on the subject of diabetes – historians, clinicians and patients alike.

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We are a small (but perfectly formed) family business. Whether you need help with your publishing project, or want to be published, you will have contact with just one person throught the entire process – Maria Hampshire-Carterfrom first concept or draft to the final product. This continuity has countless advantages in terms of managing your content, and understanding your needs and aspirations. Modern publishing is powerful, but complicated, and having a helping hand, sound advisor, and critical professional "friend" can make all the difference.




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FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES SCIENCE AND FOOTBALL: A superbly crafted science-faction satire, combining fact with fantasy about human evolution – and the Beautiful Game. It creates a world in which our anatomically bizarre species (with flat feet with non-opposable big toes, narrow pelvis with legs hinged below, big heads with flat-faces and sloping brows) is due to an ancestor more ancient than Homo sapiens – known as Homo Passiens. The reason for our farcical anatomy (walking on two legs is absurd!) is to play football. It is funny, informative and difficult to not take seriously. Beautifully illustrated in colour throughout.

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We support and collaborate with …


We are proud to be working hand in hand with the Reward Foundation who are dedicated to providing realistic age-appropriate sex education for school-aged children. They also address some surprising and worrying truths about the impact of internet porn on our youngsters. For more about the growing problems with porn, click here to look at Gary Wilson's highly acclaimed book on the subject.

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FOR BUSY PARENTS AND BUSY FAMILIES: Small Steps to Great Parenting: The Essential Guide for Busy Families

Finally a realistic parenting book for BUSY families living in the modern world. This down-to-earth book provides concise, easy and effective tips for use in everyday family situations, with real-life examples and a little background theory. The author does not treat children or specific problems in isolation, but in the context of the whole family, taking into account the conflicting pressures on siblings and parents. Just one tip a day will help towards a calmer, more balanced home life with far less stress!

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FOR ANYONE WHO SITS A LOT - AND SUFFERS FOR IT!: Smart Sitting: With Mindful Movements and Movement Maps

For anyone who has to sit a lot, which is most of us, unfortunately, and leads to all kinds of back problems. This new approach shows you how to work with your back and your brain in order to sit “smartly", and prevent, eliminate or improve back troubles. The author is a specialist advanced physiotherapist who has been applying this technique in his own clinic for many years, with fantastic results.

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