Beachy Books

Beachy Books is an independent book publisher of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books. We offer traditional book publishing for authors in the UK, including Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Kent, East Sussex and the South East. We have professional distribution and sales representation including foreign rights sales, and now a tv/film/adaptation partner. We like the planet so print in small sustainable print runs to avoid pulping books or waste and use UK-based printers. Beachy Books is also a member of the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) and also proudly a member of the Indie Press Network.

We judge books sent to us on the writing alone, not the author, so whatever background you are from, whatever the colour of your skin, where you are from, or whatever your age, we look forward to reading your work for consideration for publication. However, at this time, we are only representing authors based in the UK.

We also offer self publishing services to authors, community groups and businesses.

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!

Scroll down to see what’s just washed ashore, check out our author and publisher events, then browse our Beachy Bookshop or swim with us on social media @BeachyBooks via Twitter or Facebook or Instagram.

Just Washed Ashore!

Happy Publication Day to our author Heather Cooper on the publication of her beautifully written historical romance novel Arresting Beauty published today 30th September 2023.


Dominic Minghella

Based on true historical events, Arresting Beauty follows the extraordinary story of Mary Ryan, who was found begging on Putney Heath at the age of ten by the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Julia takes Mary into her magnificently bohemian household, to be trained as a maid and educated alongside her own sons, before becoming an assistant, muse and model for Julia in many of her pioneering photographs.

‘Based on real people, this reels with romance, period atmosphere, and the spirit of a young woman who teeters between her working-class roots and bohemian high society in Victorian England…

Joanne Owen, LoveReading

When Julia decides to move to Freshwater in the Isle of Wight, to live close to her great friend Alfred Tennyson, Mary—clever and rebellious—finds herself uncomfortably poised between two worlds—that of a servant girl in one, and in another, artistic assistant to Julia and befriending the likes of Tennyson, battling class and attitudes of the time to fulfil her own goals and perhaps even find love.

A sparkling historic romance novel based on a true-life story.

Click on the cover to see buying links for the book in either hardback (£20), paperback (£10.99), or eBook (£5.99)!


Beachy Books partners with book-to-screen adaptation experts to develop debut novel Ted’s Cafe for TV

Independent book publisher Beachy Books has partnered with book-to-screen adaptation specialist Pendragon Works, which represents the independent publishing sector, and prominent production companies such as Free@Last TV, best known for Sky’s Agatha Raisin based on the successful M.C Beaton novels. Philip Bell, publisher at Beachy Books, said, “To have the experts at Pendragon Works consider our titles …

Summer half term children’s sea creature junk-modelling activities at Bristol Aquarium to celebrate publication of eco-mythical-mystery book called ‘Ink’ by K.M.S. Latham

Forest of Dean-based Beachy Books author K.M.S. Latham (pen name of freelance journalist Katherine Latham) will be celebrating the publication of her debut children’s eco-adventure called ‘Ink’ at Bristol Aquarium this half term Saturday 3rd June 10.30am to 3pm. Ink is a tale of adventure, bravery and friendship. It is a chapter book that is …

Author Interview with travel writer Julie Watson

An interview with our travel writer Julie Watson about her collection of travel writing published by Beachy Books called Travel Takeaways: Around the World in Forty Tales published 3rd April 2023. What was the inspiration behind writing Travel Takeaways? It began with some particularly memorable past travel experiences that have stayed with me over the …