The Book of Do - A Manual for Living ed. Miranda West
Can a book inspire action?
Can it make us get up and move?
Start something? Live differently?
This is The Book of Do. Within these pages you’ll find over 50 photographs, 30 illustrations, 8 lists, 6 recipes, 4 diary entries, and hundreds of ideas around business, creativity, resilience and wellbeing that might just change your life.
Ideas + action = change.
Are you ready for change?
Published May 2023.
This hardback purchase includes a free ebook download.
The Do Book Company launched in 2013 with the aim of helping creative entrepreneurs, makers and Doers work smarter and create positive change. Since then, the collection has grown to 40 (and counting!) titles spanning design, business, wellbeing and sustainable living, with each book focusing on the ‘doing’, not the background theory.
To celebrate 10 years of publishing, The Book of Do: A Manual for Living draws together some of the very best writing and artwork into one seminal anthology. Edited by founder and publisher, Miranda West, and organised around 10 themed sections, it features wisdom and advice from leading experts – including bestselling authors David Hieatt, Robert Poynton and Bobette Buster – on how to live a more creative and sustainable life, work smarter, or even change direction. In the words of Dick Dastardly, ‘Don’t just stand there, do something!’
A 10% royalty from each copy sold will be donated to Trees for Cities and The Children's Literary Charity. As with all Do Books, a further 5% royalty goes to The DO Lectures to help it achieve its aim of making positive change.
'Genuinely inspiring and galvanizing'The Bookseller
'Beautifully designed and curated in a way that's easy to pick up and put down whenever you need a blast of inspiration'Creative Boom
About the author
The Book of Do is an anthology featuring writing by multiple Do authors, edited by the company's founder and publisher, Miranda West. Prior to its launch in 2013, Miranda spent over two decades working in the publishing industry, most recently at Penguin Random House. In 2014, she was listed as one of the UK’s Top 10 Creative Entrepreneurs on the British Council Club 100 list. She has spoken at FutureBook, The IPG Conference and The DO Lectures. She lives and works in East London.
Dimensions: 230x170 mm
eBook ISBN: 978-1-914168-16-1
80 colour photographs and artworks
Paper & print details
Hardback editions are printed by OZGraf Print on Amber Graphic, an FSC-certified paper