Beachy Books

Beachy Books is an Isle of Wight based, independent book publisher, bookseller, and home of published author and indie publisher, Philip Bell. 

Beachy Books publishes ‘Jack and Boo’ children’s books which are based on family adventures to inspire children to have fun, imagine and learn in nature. Jack and Boo books have appealed to pre-school children and primary age children up to Key Stage 1.

Beachy Books also works with people in the community to help them publish books, either through funded teaching programmes or private publishing.

Beachy Books now offers private publishing to clients such as schools, community groups, or individuals, that want to publish their own books.

Beachy Books is not a traditional publisher, so if you have the next Great British Novel or a celebrity biography then it might be best to send your book to a literary agent or larger publisher.

Beachy Books is best for short run books that we can supply to you at cost prices for specific purposes, campaigns, or to sell for your own fundraising, and anything with a local Isle of Wight interest.


Beachy Books was established by Philip Bell in 2010 to publish his first picture book called Jack and Boo’s Bucket of Treasures. The book was a labour of love for Philip and his wife, Eleanor, and captured the fun days out on the beach with their young children, featuring real photos, colourful illustrations and poetic prose.

Jack and Boo’s Bucket of Treasures was never sent to any agents or publishers – it was a pure labour of love and a learning project in publishing! Philip soon discovered he loved the whole publishing process and when Jack and Boo’s Bucket of Treasures proved popular with other children and families, and later went onto win a Writing Magazine Children’s Publishing award, it paved the way for Beachy Books to publish more books.

Philip also teaches community groups how to publish their own books and also offers private publishing services.

Philip’s story for young children, Bedtime at the Lighthouse, was chosen by former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen (see winners here), to be included in the Mumsnet/Walker Books – The Book of Bedtime Stories published 3rd October 2013. This is what Walker Books said about the shortlisted authors.

Philip is working on new stories for publication including picture books, chapter books for young readers, short stories and novels for adults.

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