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.
We are a small independent non-fiction publishing house and provider of professional publishing and editorial services.
Publishing yourself – or with another publisher?
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.
Being small is a huge advantage, because you will have contact with just one person – me, Maria Hampshire-Carter – from first concept or draft to publication and beyond (that includes launch events, marketing, promotion, e-books and reprints). This level of continuity means I know everything about your book and your own situation, plus you can tap into my extensive knowledge of the publishing industry.
We currently have a long list of books for publishing throughout 2018 and 2019, but if you are interested in our publishing or editorial services, please go to our non-fiction or fiction author page to find out more.
We are currently developing individual author/book pages and a bookstore where you can buy some of the other books we have worked on, or something from our eclectic one-off mix of rare and vintage books and academic titles.
OUR TITLES – AVAILABLE NOW
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.
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.
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!
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.
For effective learning or teaching, educators at every level need to be aware of health conditions among their learners. These slim practical books are aimed at teachers and trainers in any setting (schools, colleges, universities, in business, healthcare, emergency services, or the community) who work with children, young people or adult learners with mental health issues. With concise background information, sound advice and reflective activities, they cover all aspects of mental health among both students and colleagues, and aim to reduce their effect on the ability to both learn and teach.