The Do Book Company is an independent publishing house based in east London. We publish a branded series of inspirational pocket guides for creative entrepreneurs, makers and Doers.
Our concise guidebooks are written by a leading experts who have each spoken at the Do Lectures, an annual event held in west Wales, with talks shared online to a global audience. The idea behind the Do Lectures 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 or work smarter. Each book is fairly short, about 100 pages, as it focuses on the ‘doing’ rather than the background theory. 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 Skype call was arranged. About a year later (give or take a few months), the fledgling company launched with its first five books - all written by Do speakers and featuring striking cover designs by American artist and designer, James Victore. That was back in 2013 and there are now over 25 books in print - with more on the way!
Since then the business has grown and we now have a publishing and distribution partnership in North America with Chronicle Books; in France with Pyramyd Editions, and in Germany with Hoffman und Campe. Other titles have been translated into Italian, Chinese, Portuguese and Thai - with Spanish editions coming in 2020.
In the UK we are represented to the book trade by Publishers Group UK. We deal directly with a small number of boutique and independent stockists and fill customer orders placed via our website from our office. Each order is hand-stamped and taken to the local Post Office. We ship worldwide and each paperback purchase includes a free ebook edition.
Do Books are available in print, digital and audio. Penguin Random House distribute our audiobooks to retailers such as Audible. In 2020 we will start to stream select audiobooks on Spotify via Zebralution.
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Keep reading and doing!