The Do Book Company is an independent publishing house based in east London. We publish inspirational pocket guides for creative entrepreneurs, makers and Doers.
Our concise guidebooks are written by leading experts who have 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 mind shift, 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 company began after its founder, Miranda, sent a speculative email to the Do Lectures asking if they had considered publishing books by their speakers. Co-founders, David and Clare Hieatt, replied that day and a call was arranged. About a year later (give or take a few months), a new publishing company launched with five books - all written by Do speakers and featuring covers 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. Today we 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.
Do Books are available in print, digital and audio formats. Here in the UK, we are represented by Publishers Group UK so you'll find our books in most bookstores. Penguin Random House distribute the audiobooks to retailers such as Audible and you can now stream certain titles on Spotify and other book streaming platform.
Books can be ordered via our own website. We ship directly from our office to anywhere in the world. Each paperback purchase comes with a bookmark and complimentary ebook edition; each package is hand-stamped.
We hope you like the books and find them useful. If you would like to get in touch, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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