Beachy Books

Beachy Books is an independent book publisher. We offer traditional book publishing for authors in the UK, including Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Kent, East Sussex and the South East. Beachy Books is a member of the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG).

We also offer publishing services to individuals, authors, community groups, projects, schools, colleges and businesses. We can also help you self publish a book or independently publish a book.

Do you have a book in you? Do you want to be published? Read more about this in Get Published! then please get in contact so we can help you make a splash!

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Just Washed Ashore

Oliver Gruffle – Secrets of Harmony Haven – Book 1: The Runaways by Anna Southwell – Published 4th December 2020

Happy Publication Day! Beachy Books is proud to announce that the first book to be published on our newly created Partner Publishing imprint is Oliver Gruffle – Secrets of Harmony Haven – Book 1: The Runaways by Anna Southwell (cover illustration by Joanna Scott).

The Runaways is the 1st in a children’s fantasy series set on the Isle of Wight and Anna has typed all the stories on a typewriter, which created quite a challenge to publish but we did it! Read an interview with the author here for more insight into publishing the book and Anna’s experiences of publication.

To Buy the book: If you are local to Isle of Wight, the books will be for sale at Isle of Wight Traders in Newport or the book is available to order online. More info below:

Just Washed Ashore

THINGAMANOSE – Published 1st October 2020

There’s a Thingamanose stuck up Rose’s nose but nobody believes her — especially Dad! He thinks he ‘nose’ best! A comically illustrated, rhyming children’s book for those with a nose for mischief. Contains slime!

Have a nose inside…

You can buy direct from and support your local bricks ‘n’ mortar bookshop when they need it most:

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2020 – A Year of Publishing in the Time of Coronavirus

It’s been a year of the unprecedented use of the word “unprecedented” and the majority of us probably didn’t realise what a year it would turn out to be, but isn’t that life! It’s one of those world-changing events where everybody on the planet has felt what it’s been like to go through the experience, …

Why is Rhyme Important in Children’s Fiction?

The first time we are introduced to rhyming is often through the nursery rhyme. From Baa-Baa-Black-Sheep to Humpty Dumpty, these quirky songs may seem like meaningless fun. However, experts claim they actually provide a creative and playful learning opportunity and can be important for early development in literacy. To begin understanding phonics and to develop …

Author Interview with Anna Southwell, writer of the Oliver Gruffle series

Interview by writer and publisher, Philip Bell, with author Anna Southwell in November 2020 on the eve of the publication of the first book in her Oliver Gruffle – Secrets of Harmony Haven series, called The Runaways all set on the Isle of Wight. The book is published on Beachy Books Partner Publishing imprint and …