Our Published Authors

Welcome to a page that we hold close to our hearts here at SWATT Books—the voices of our published authors, the real stars of our story. Each testimonial you’ll find here is more than just feedback; it’s a shared journey of transformation, ambition, and success.

From the initial spark of an idea to the thrill of holding their published book, our authors have navigated the publishing process with us, turning dreams into tangible achievements. These stories are not just about the books we’ve created together; they’re about confidence gained, industries impacted, and legacies built. Our authors come from diverse backgrounds, each with a unique vision, and together, we’ve turned those visions into influential, boundary-pushing books.

If you’re ready to make your mark, share your knowledge, and inspire your industry, let these voices guide you. After all, the next success story could be yours. Let’s embark on this transformative journey together.

Thank you Sam for turning my book from a rather dull looking word document with a lot of hand drawn illustrations, into an actual book, and a book that I am really proud of and looks great! Sam guided me through every stage, and I really appreciated the clarity of her instructions and the way she presented all the information. Would definitely recommend and use again. Thank you! Isabel Carter.

Isabel Carter


Sam is the reason my beautiful book is a book and not a word document…  but she’s so much more than a book creator. As a self-publishing agent she navigated me through how to present it, sell it and took so much of the thinking and leg work out of the logistics for me…and wow there’s a lot more there to consider than I realised!! If you want to self publish but the idea of taking all that on on your own is totally overwhelming then she is your next conversation. I felt in very safe hands and rightly so. I would highly recommend working with Sam… in fact… I will probably do it again myself!

Yvonne Guerineau


In my first experience writing and publishing a book, I knew absolutely nothing about the publishing process. I highly recommend Sam Pearce to help you navigate through the publishing journey. I couldn’t have done it without her.

Rebecca Ronane


Sam was very professional, helpful and friendly. She turned my Word document into an impressive looking book ‘like you see in Waterstones’. The project was delivered on time and to a very high standard. I wouldn’t hesitate to use SWATT Books again, which I may well do in the future if I write another book. Thank you Sam!

Michael Sumner


Sam did a fantastic job of taking our book through to publication. The whole process was professional and easy. We felt supported by Sam who really knew what she was doing – our experience was worth every penny! We are so happy with the quality of our final book and we’d certainly recommend Sam’s services to others looking to self-publish.

Michelle Spratt


Working with SWATT Books has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time. The entire experience was stress free, executed with the upmost professionalism and gave me complete peace of mind when publishing my first book. If I’d tried to do it myself, I know it would have taken 10 times longer, would have caused sleepless nights and the final result would not have been anywhere near the high standard I received from SWATT Books.

I would not hesitate to recommend SWATT Books to anyone who is new to publishing, has written a book and wants to feel safe in the hands of an expert who has every angle covered so efficiently. I will also definitely be using Sam again for my next book!

A thoroughly positive, professional and peace of mind experience. Thank you Sam for being my publishing consultant.

Gila Archer


Sam is professional and friendly. She is ideally suited to you if you want to go from simply thinking about publishing to actually having your book published.

Jasmine Sleigh


Sam produced my second book for me. I didn’t have a great experience with the first self-publishing company I used and working with Sam couldn’t have been more different, I can’t recommend her highly enough.

She was very patient (I shouldn’t have had so many questions having been through it all before, but it’s complicated, not my skill-set, and I did!) and always responded very quickly and thoroughly so I wasn’t left in a permanent fog wondering what should be happening next, like the first time around.

I already had an editor, a proof-reader and a designer and it’s not easy to find someone who will just produce the book for you – the technical and difficult bit as far as I’m concerned – as most self-publishing companies want to help you do it all, and charge accordingly. So I was delighted to find SWATT Books.

Sam’s service is fast, clear, efficient, good value for money and all delivered with kindness and a smile, just perfect.

Diana Jordan


As a first–time author I found Sam very helpful and she guided me through what seemed like a very daunting process quickly and efficiently.

I sent my completed manuscript to her at the beginning of September 2022 and three and a half months later, my book went on sale world-wide.

Her knowledgeable and positive attitude guided me through the whole process of achieving my lifelong dream of getting my book published quickly and to my total satisfaction.

I would recommend working with Sam and SWATT Books to make your dream of getting your book published.

Christopher Wallace


It was great working with Sam on my book. She took time to explain things to me and answer my emails, and would discuss the different options and choices so that my finished book is just as I want it to be.

Christine Oakey


Sam has made my life very easy. As a first-time author, you have no idea what it takes to publish a book. Writing is one thing but the editing process, the design and everything else around is complicated. Sam understands her customers in depth, she has a very detailed onboarding call and process in place. You know exactly at what stage you are, what is expected from you at what time. And she keeps her promise as to publish the book the date that was foreseen despite some challenges all the way that she masters perfectly well. She is clear, reliable and knows very well her domain. She did set up all my required accounts, she assisted me to be able to support myself afterwards. I loved her working style, which looks and feels like so comfortable. Thank you so much for your support and be always there for me as I needed. Your professionalism and working attitude is remarkable. I can only recommend her.

Hulya Kurt


Sam is a true professional. She guided me through every step of publishing my first book, which was a very personal project for me. And she demonstrated the patience of a saint in accommodating my specific design requirements and perfectionist tendencies. I am delighted with the result.

Fiona Price


Sam of SWATT Books has been absolutely amazing and has gone above and beyond to help me on my self-publishing journey. What can seem like a confusing and overwhelming process is made simple and stress free. I used the Publishing Management Package Service, and it was well worth the money. Sam was always so professional, responsive, knowledgeable, and able to answer every question I threw at her… and I asked a lot of questions! I can highly recommend Sam and SWATT Books. Thanks Sam… coming to you for my trilogy next!

Emma Gholamhossein


It was an absolute pleasure working with Sam. She took away a lot of the stress for me as she guided me through the process step by step. I found her to be very insightful, professional, and very approachable which were attributes that I found particularly helpful as a first-time author as at times the process felt quite overwhelming. However, Sam took away a lot of that stress for me and was always at hand for any questions that I had. I would be more than happy to work with Sam again in the future.

Shilpe Nanda


I cannot recommend Samantha highly enough. Writing and publishing a book, can be a daunting task, unless you have someone like Samantha by your side. She guides you through every step of the process in an efficient, effective and friendly way. Samantha makes sure that there are no surprises at any point in your journey to becoming an author. Through her clarity of communication, you know exactly what you need to do, and by when you need to do it. If you have any queries, Samantha has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and answers them clearly, in a timely fashion. If you are thinking of becoming an author, there is no better person to have beside you on your journey to publication, than Samantha.

Nick Fewings


Sam Pearce and SWATT Books Ltd is an incredible gold mine of efficient and brilliant work. Sam was a complete breath of fresh air with her structured work. The self-publishing world can become a complex web when you do not know what you are doing but Sam makes it all seem easy and more than manageable. She is honest, thorough, and very efficient. I loved the experience of having her support and expertise around publishing. I would thoroughly recommend SWATT Books Ltd.

Catherine Rolt


Start to finish Sam simplified the journey of publishing my journal for me. It’s a lifelong dream to publish something to the world and I’ve finally done it! Very professional service, moving through at the rate possible. Would highly recommend Sam’s service.

Josh Fletcher


As a first-time author it seemed quite bewildering to navigate the process of designing and publishing, but Sam made it easy. She designed the book very well, including quite a lot of detailed adjustments, which was all done smoothly and with great responsiveness. I can’t recommend her highly enough!

Tom Hickmore


Sam took my manuscript and made it an actual book. Simple and easy. She was great to work with and I look forward to working with her again in the future. Don’t waste your time trying to do it on your own. Hire SWATT Books to make it happen.

Rob Protzman


It was an absolute pleasure working with Sam. She took away a lot of the stress for me as she guided me through the process step by step. I found her to be very insightful, professional, and very approachable which were attributes that I found particularly helpful as a first-time author as at times the process felt quite overwhelming. However, Sam took away a lot of that stress for me and was always at hand for any questions that I had. I would be more than happy to work with Sam again in the future.

Shilpe Nanda


Sam is a wealth of knowledge where book publishing is concerned. She guided me through the whole process with confidence and she basically took my book to print with such ease. The very few questions I had, because she had been so thorough, were answered promptly. If you have a book idea, or if you have a book that you want to publish, do speak with Sam. It was such a smooth process that I would use her services again for my next book.

Ann-See Yeoh


SWATT Books Ltd is a professional book designer who helped me in publishing my book titled “Real Estate Investment: In the Pursuit of Building Income-Producing Assets to Grow Your Wealth” in 2021. They managed the whole publishing process including book editing, typesetting, cover design, online publishing, etc. The level of customer service and support is excellent. I highly recommend SWATT Books.

Nasser Abouzakhar


I first met Sam when she presented at Trainer Talk Live – an event for the freelance trainer community. She presented her approach to self-publishing and having partly written a novel, I decided to ask Sam to help me publish my book. I invested in her top package where she would drive the whole project, from providing a Gantt chart with all key milestones, to organising the cover deign, edit of the manuscript, listing the book in all major book retailers and even helping with how to market and promote the book. Put simply, my book would not be in print if it wasn’t for Sam. She knows her market and processes well and I would highly recommend using SWATT Books to get your book into the world if you’re overwhelmed by the publishing process (as I was). “The Man With Scarlet Socks” is now receiving great reviews on Amazon and I know this couldn’t have happened without Sam’s help. Thank you, Sam, for all your help and support.

Paul Harris


I found SWATT Books details on the ‘Alliance of Independent Authors’ website. The rating is excellent and I can confirm this is completely correct. Sam (Mrs SWATT Books) has been amazing throughout the whole process, she has answered all my questions and concerns, delivered amazing service, efficient and attentive at all times, warm and friendly, as well as ahead of schedule.  I would highly recommend for any self publishing authors – Thank you Sam

Lizz Meredith


Sam was recommended to me by my Book Mentor – Karen Williams. I can safely say that Sam made my book turn from a dream into a reality. Her understanding of what was important to me about the look and feel for the book and the options for publishing were brilliant. Without a doubt my colour Special Edition has been a real hit with everyone. I will be working with Sam for any books I write in the future. (Did I actually put that in print?!!!) A huge thank you.

Sarah Hamilton-Gill


What a great book publishing experience it has been with Sam. Right from the start, Sam’s professional approach and expertise shone. Working across time zones created zero hassles as Sam was super-efficient with updates throughout the process. Highly recommend working with Sam. She makes the route to market, from writing to publication, completely seamless. Thank you for being a brilliant publisher, Sam.

Gail Gibson


Sam was recommended to me, to help publish my book. She has been brilliant. She took over all control of setting up the print process, the Kindle and paperback production and made the whole thing so simple for me. At the handover she was methodical and covered all aspects so that I understand how to continue the process for myself. And I know she is always there to help me if needed in the future. Professional, friendly and very efficient in all aspects of publishing. Thank you, Sam.

Carole Coren


Sam held my hand through the whole publishing process of my book and I really enjoyed working with her, it was so exciting to take control of the creative process from start to finish, receiving designs for the front cover, selecting the font style, size, page layout etc. I’ve learned so much about the whole process from editing to designing to royalties etc, Sam was really thorough in her advice an explanation, her attention to detail is fantastic, she provides a really in-depth schedule of the process and she is a lovely person to work with. If you are thinking about self-publishing, I can’t recommend SWATT Books enough! I will certainly use them again when I write my next novel. Thank you, Sam!

Lexie Carducci


Sam has been supportive and professional throughout our work together on my book. She’s kept track of all of the details and clearly explained every step to me along the way.

Jennifer Jones

Writing Coach

Sam project managed the self-publication of my first book and she’s been incredibly supportive, knowledgeable and patient: I would thoroughly recommend any budding authors thinking of doing that too.

Katherine Ledger


I have known SWATT Books for many years during which I self-published two books: creative translations of The Prophet and The Garden of the Prophet by Khalil Gibran. I found that this company demonstrates devotion to the work at hand like no other. I have always felt that my books were in safe hands. With their persistent attention to details and aesthetic vision, I was delivered final products with which I can proudly face my readers worldwide.   

Jamil Elabed


I chose SWATT Books to project manage the final stage of my book. I am so glad I did. This has made what could have been a very stressful process, a much more exciting experience. I am now published and online! SWATT Books made this a stress-free process. Thank you, Sam.

Melanie Attwood


Self-Publishing is a minefield. My stress was lifted by commissioning Sam to help me self-publish my first book. Dynamic, experienced and knowledgeable, she has helped me to produce a book to a high professional standard. She has also ensured that this goes out on worldwide book sites, to ensure that it gets the exposure it needs, there is no one better to help you.

Anthea Durand

Author and Alchemist

Sam has been very helpful in navigating self-publishing. As a first-time author I have found her advice and work instrumental to publishing my book. Sam is kind, knowledgeable and professional. I think she has a lot to offer when it comes to self-publishing.

Ixiana Wilmot

Radiant Mami

I found the experience of working with Sam very pleasant and quick, and a huge learning curve for me in terms of the whole creation of a book. I really didn’t know what I was doing so I’m eternally grateful for how patient you were with me, and your guidance really helped me.

Heather Blanchard

Independent Author

What Sam doesn’t know about self-publishing isn’t worth knowing. Her designs are flawless, and her knowledge of the book business is vast. Sam is down to earth and easy to talk to about your projects. Nothing phases her, she is dependable, professional and fun.

DiElle Hannah

Igloo Music

Sam proved indispensable in guiding me through the tricky road to getting published on Amazon and other online book retailers. I would not have had a clue about metadata and what have you, but she made sure that my two novels, Kajsa’s Last Bullet and An Unsound Mind, got properly launched.

Rolf Soderlind


Quite simply, I could not have managed without Sam’s help – covering all the stages from my first rough draft to a published book with full graphics.

Iain Griffiths

Independant Author

I didn’t actually realise I needed you until I met you. Who knew that there was someone out there who could listen to my ideas and provide something new and innovative?! And someone who could manage the whole process for both myself and my clients.

Karen Williams

The Book Mentor, Librotas

Very easy to work with.

Kevin Stansfield


The process of working with you was excellent from start to finish. Even though the time difference of five hours made it a little awkward sometimes to get changes back to you quickly and I found that you were extremely responsive. You also took feedback well. I’ve worked with other designers who had a “my way or the highway” attitude toward their clients and refuse to modify their designs. The way that we are able to collaborate resulted in a better-finished product. Your communication throughout the whole process was excellent which greatly increase my confidence since we had such a tight deadline. And even though there were some hiccups along the way (like when your computer died) I always felt like I knew where you were and whether we were on track to meet the deadline. I felt like you made our project a priority and I knew you would do whatever it took to get it done on time.

John Sonmez

Simple Programmer

After my first conversation with Sam on the phone, I felt she knew what I was trying to achieve so with every confidence in her I entrusted her with the design and typesetting of my manuscript which was laden with illustrative images which had to be skilfully placed around the text, not an easy task. The process from start to finish was professional and structured, including her liaising with the printers on my behalf. At every stage of the process from her taking receipt of my work, I knew where we were at every step of the way thanks to the scheduled scope of works which was supplied at the beginning. 

Sam has a thorough understanding of the industry which as a result has delivered a superlatively designed reference book, the feedback of which from customers along with formal reviews has been astounding. Furthermore off the back of my current title I have been approached by Osprey Publishing to write a publication for them in their Weapons Series which I have since completed and delivered.

Steve Houghton

Author & Histornian

I did not have to worry about any aspect of publishing my book as you handled all the details so professionally and efficiently. I also found the timetable of when each stage was happening very useful.

Azmina Jiwa

Independant Author

I found the experience of working with Sam very pleasant and quick, and a huge learning curve for me in terms of the whole creation of a book. I really didn’t know what I was doing so I’m eternally grateful for how patient you were with me, and your guidance really helped me.

Heather Blanchard


Having written a children’s book for families in my church to tell their children, I had no idea how to get it published to reach a wider audience. Not only did I not have a clue about the publishing world but between a family and a full-time job I had no time either. This is where Sam stepped in, she definitely has a clue, she gave my book the time it needed and her confidence in both the project and in me at every step was invaluable.

Sam Jordan

Independant Author

Working with Sam on my autobiography was a fantastic experience as this was my first book. Sam took me through the stages of the design concept and explained and guided me so that I understood what was going on at every step of the process. Her knowledge and expertise helped us come up with a fantastic design for my book cover as well as internally. I would highly recommend Sam for anybody wanting to create a wow effect for their book. 

Steve Judge

Para-Triathlete & Motivational Speaker

Just when I had more or less torn all my hair out writing the book, Sam came along and sorted out all the intricacies of turning it into a real object that could be published. I still have hair. Writing is only half the battle.

Paul Wallis

Independant Author

Sam from SWATT Books, often went that extra mile for me; knowing that this was all new to me. She took the weight off my shoulders and my book is out there and doing well.

Geoffrey McMullan


“Sam has been my first choice for book design since her superb work on the first edition of the Social Leadership Handbook. She has those qualities that I look for in a great designer: an ability to bring broad experience and vision, alongside a willingness to listen. Of course, getting a great design is just half the story: having a design partner who can navigate the world of printing, proofing and delivery, making the process easy and timely is also invaluable, which is why she will be my first choice in future.”

Julian Stodd

Seasalt Learning

“Samantha was a great support in turning my manuscript, charts and graphs into a professionally published business book to support my business consulting firm. She was not only quick in delivery but made excellent suggestions for improving style and visual communications. My next book is earmarked for her creative support.”

John R. Childress

The Principia Group

“Samantha is a superb designer, with an eye that brings materials to life. Her responsive and flexible style made her a delight to work with, and the end result was a high quality publication. We will be using Samantha’s services again as a result.”

Jonathan Passmore


“If anyone is looking for a dedicated worker they need look no further than this firm for help in any project they might be contemplating. I think we all look for good value, work completed on time and more importantly price! With Sam you get all this plus much more.”

Rosemary Fraser

Independant Author

“I have worked with Sam at SWATT Books on a couple of occasions now. Her work is excellent, very creative and she delivers on time. Her costs are very reasonable and she deals with total professionalism in addressing customer issues. I will be working with Sam again on many occasions.”

Peter Bradford

Knightford Games

“Having hired Sam for a number of projects I would highly recommend her for design work. As well as being reliable at producing quality work she was particularly empathetic to our needs.”

Jamie Pugh

Phil Richards Performance

“Excellent, thorough and timely work on our medical books, not only delivering a brilliant job, but also helping us win prizes for the Unofficial Guide to Medicine textbooks.”

Zeshan Qureshi

Independant Author

“Sam produced the artwork and design concepts for a book of poetry I produced earlier this year. She was incredibly attentive to detail and conscientious about the work I needed doing on this important project. She also came back with corrections in double – quick time and her rates are very reasonable. In addition, Sam is very personable and easy to deal with I would recommend her work without reservation.”

David Alexander

One Young World