We also support authors who are commissioned by other publishers or who intend to self-publish, dealing with subject areas far broader than our own publishing remit, including non-fiction, literary fiction, children's books and poetry. In all cases, we apply first-class editorial and publishing standards to our authors' manuscripts, bridging the quality gap between today's off-the-shelf services and those of the quality publishing houses. Once again, our authors deal with a single person from first draft to polished manuscript, and receive a level of attention that is absent in today's DIY publishing environment. If you long for a level of engagement you associate with publishing houses of the past, or simply need advice and reassurance about the publishing process, then Swan & Horn is perfect for you.
These are just some of the self-published books we have helped produce
in recent years. Click the cover images for more information.
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It is a sad but little-known fact that thousands of patients die or are injured each year in the UK while under the care of doctors and surgeons in hospital. The reason is avoidable human error. The Safer Care course books are aimed to raise awareness among healthcare professionals about "human factors", mostly psychological, to improve communication and task performance and prevent these tragedies.
to get 20 free copies with a valid NHS email address
We are a small independent non-fiction publishing house, who proudly maintain the highest editorial and ethical standards. Being small makes the publishing process far more author-friendly, efficient, relaxed, rewarding and pleasureable for everyone involved.
Publishing yourself – or with another publisher?
The "pissing evil" is, of course, diabetes. It was known by this apt name in the 1600s. This book is the most comprehensive history ever published, covering over three thousand years of social and medical history, documenting the story of the people who suffered and those from all walks of life who tried to help them. It is a fascinating story of a foul disease with even fouler remedies followed by certain death until just a hundred years ago. It is for all experts on the subject of diabetes – historians, clinicians and patients. Click here to buy now.
Our authors deal with just one person – the Publishing Director, Maria Hampshire-Carter – from first concept to publication and beyond to launch events, marketing and promotion, resulting in an unparalleled level of continuity and a unique Author-Publisher relationship.
We avoid making a distinction between conventional publishing roles, so that our work-flow is not restricted by interdepartmental machinations. This frees our projects from extended run-in times and protracted schedules that are typical of larger publishing companies.
Our authors are involved as much as they want with every stage of the publishing process, including the areas that are usually "off limits" such as cover design and blurb, marketing and promotion.
Our primary publishing area is STM (scientific, technical and medical) but in the broadest sense of the term, as long as the work is based on best evidence and is ethically robust. As well as educating health and education professionals, we hope to bring science into everyday life for the public, particularly in terms of health, both to help prevent problems at an early stage and to pick up the pieces when those opportunites have been missed. We also try to promote collaboration between disparate groups, to foster curiosity and debate, and make complex subjects accessible to non-academics. You can find out more about our publishing aims here.
A V A I L A B L E T O B U Y N O W
This superbly crafted satire combines established fact with whimsy - the Big Bang Theory with Harari's Home Sapiens. It is for all scientists who love football, and all footballers who love science. The Author, with a bit of help from Irvine Welsh, has created a world in which our anatomically bizarre species (flat and levered feet with non-opposable big toes, narrow pelvis with long legs hinged below, big heads and brains with flat-faces and sloping brows - all manifest as Homo Passiens and our capacity to play football (and other bipedal sports)! It is crazy, informative, funny and seriously believable.
In collaboration 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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Finally a realistic parenting book for BUSY families living in modern Britain.
Dr Ben-Ari’s down-to-earth approach provides concise, easy and effective tips for use in everyday family situations.
The tips don’t treat “the child” or “the problem” in isolation, but view them in the context of the family as a whole.
Using just one tip a day will make a lasting difference towards achieving a balanced, less stressful home-life.
C O M I N G S O O N
Most of us spend far too much time sitting, especially at work, leading to all kinds of back problems. With this novel approach, you’ll learn to engage with your brain through simple training, allowing you to “smartly “sit for as long as you like, to eliminate or improve troubling back pain.