The Do Book Company is an independent publishing house based in Shoreditch, east London. We produce a series of inspirational pocket guides for creative entrepreneurs, makers and doers. The books are available in print, digital and audio.
Each book is written by a speaker from the Do Lectures, an annual event held in west Wales. The idea is a simple one: that people who Do things, can inspire the rest of us to go and Do amazing things too.
Our aim is to recreate that same positive change in book form – whether that’s the mastery of a new skill or craft, a simple mindshift, or a shot of inspiration to help you get started. A royalty of 5% from each sale goes back into the Do Lectures to help it achieve its aim of making positive change.
The book company started after its founder, Miranda, sent a speculative email to the Do Lectures' info@ address asking if they had ever considered publishing books by their speakers. The founders, David and Clare Hieatt, replied that day and a week later they had a Skype call. About a year after that (give or take a few months), the fledgling company launched with its first five books - all featuring killer covers by American artist and designer, James Victore. That was in 2013 and there are now over 20 books in print - with more on the way!
Each book is fairly short, about 100 pages, as it focuses on the ‘doing’ rather than the background theory. Concise, practical, beautifully designed guides that make it easier to Do stuff.
We have a publishing and distribution partnership in North America with Chronicle Books; in Germany with Hoffman und Campe, and in France with Pyramyd Editions. Other titles have been translated into Italian, Chinese, Portuguese and Thai.
In the UK we are represented to the book trade by Publishers Group UK. We deal direct with a small number of boutique and independent stockists and fill customer orders from our website (we hand stamp the envelopes and take them to the Post Office). Mail order ships worldwide and each paperback purchase includes a free ebook edition.
For more information or for any enquiries, just email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For press enquiries, please contact Fiona Smith at Smith & Baxter. And to keep up-to-date with new releases and events, subscribe to our monthly newsletter here.
We hope you like the books and find them useful. Keep reading and doing!