Publish with Confidence

Welcome to Echo Books. We are the first not-for-profit publisher for first time authors.

We know how it is. It’s been your dream for so long. It’s kept you up late at night. Everything you have has gone into your manuscript, you want it to be perfect after all. Then you look for a publisher and its not what you expected…

Welcome to Echo Books. We are the first not-for-profit publisher for first time authors. Our commitment to you is simple. We offer you full control over your manuscript from beginning to end, no hidden charges, a quality final product with input into cover design and we give you 50% of all profits on your sales.

No Compromise On Your First Book

Publishing your pride and joy shouldn’t be so frustrating and confusing. There are so many options, yet with those options comes challenges. Hidden charges, standardised templates and low-budget cover art are just some of the many disappointments facing first-time authors.

We exist to help first time authors cut through all the noise and create a professional, high quality end product, a product that has the look and feel of something produced for a high-profile author by a major publisher.

If you choose Echo Books to publish your first work, we guarantee that you will hold complete control over your manuscript – we will never mandate that you change your pride and joy to suit our requirements.

We also guarantee that 50% of the profit on each book sold will go directly into your pocket. We issue annual statements, detailing what was sold, where and at what price. We detail our costs in fulfilling these orders and then we divide the profit remaining equally, 50/50.

We are the first not-for-profit publisher in existence specifically to help first time authors. We want to help you realise your dreams with our support and we want to make self-publishing as easy as possible for all those that choose to follow that path.

What You Get


In order to keep your costs as low as possible, we offer a standard specification to all our authors. This is what you get:

  • Full manuscript and type setting (excludes editing and proofreading);
  • Cover design: either original design or drawn from your own artwork;
  • Book Size: 220x140mm;
  • Stock: 260gsm cover (either gloss or matt finish, laminating optional), 80/100gsm pages (depending on final spine width).


When you self-publish, you are responsible for marketing your book. However, we make this easier for you by offering:

  • eBook conversion;
  • ISBN number (enabling your book to be sold by all major retailers);
  • Printing of your first editions (with 5 personal copies shipped to a UK mainland address);
  • Placement of your book in the British Library;
  • Registration on iTunes and Kindle;
  • Placement of your book for sale on Amazon.


    We are committed to ensuring that our authors are not faced with any hidden charges or extra bills to pay. This means that our upfront costs can seem higher than others:

    • 50% royalties on the profit of each book sold;
    • Royalties paid by BACS on an annual basis (usually January);
    • Sales statement to be included with each payment detailing what was sold, at what price, at what cost and what profit is left to split.

      Meet Our Authors

      Our authors are inspirational. They come from all walks of life, from different cultures, different generations even. Yet they are all bought together by a shared passion for writing. We ask each of our new authors to tell us more about them, what inspires them and to offer any advice they can share about writing a book for the first time.

      Christopher Thorne


      Katy Miller


      John St A Shorthouse


      Our Pricing Simplified

      One simple price plan that includes everything you need to publish your first book

      £249 + £3.75 PER PAGE

      (to work out the number of pages in your book once it has been typeset, divide your wordcount by 390)

      What does that look like?

      208 Pages

      in a book such as ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’ by Douglas Adams, would cost…


      One-Off Fee

      352 Pages

      in a book such as ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ by J.K. Rowling, would cost…


      One-Off Fee

      560 Pages

      in a book such as ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens, would cost…


      One-Off Fee

      Publish My Book

      You should know what we offer by now – full control over your manuscript, input into cover design, a quality final product and 50% of all profits made on the sales of your book – so what are you waiting for?!

      Take the next step toward having your first book published with Echo Books by registering below. Once you have submitted your registration form, a member of our team will contact you within 2 working days to get you started!