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 like to print in small sustainable print runs to avoid pulping books or waste. Beachy Books is a member of the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG).

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!

Sabre Prattling: The Language of the Battlefield

Our latest book – Sabre Prattling: The Language of the Battlefield by Andrew Rigsby is now published. Buying links to various retailers here or order from your local bookshop.

We are delighted to finally publish Sabre Prattling by former Royal Marine and Falklands veteran Andrew Rigsby, and we have already been getting great reviews including this one:

“… Sabre Prattling is as informative as it is entertaining. A real gem of a book. You’ll find yourself learning things you will be dying to tell your friends but, when you do, be careful not to ‘shoot yourself in the foot’ or ‘go over the top’ lest it be ‘open season’ or you end up ‘facing the music’.

If language interests you, be you reader or writer, of if you simply enjoy reading interesting anecdotes, short lessons of history or unusual facts, this is a book for you. Read it, keep it on the bookshelf, delve into it and enjoy it. A great addition to any bookshelf.”

Matt Johnson, crime author and editorial expert at LoveReading

Here’s the blurb…

The English language is liberally populated with idioms, similes and metaphors associated with firearms and conflict going back to the 14th Century. Today we use descriptive conversational terminology that can be directly attributed to weapons and the mechanics of war and their application, perhaps not always realising what we are actually referring to. This guide from former Royal Marine, Andrew Rigsby, explains all.

Fancy a copy? Have a flick through the real book and then select the cover image below to view the book page with buying links:

A first flick through Sabre Prattling: The Language of the Battlefield
Sabre Prattling: The Language of the Battlefield – Paperback Cover

Still at Sea! In Production…

What is Beachy Books working on at the moment? Dive deeper and find out what books will be making waves in the future…


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 …

Beachy Books to publish historic novel by Heather Cooper of true story of headstrong assistant to pioneering Victorian photographer, Julia Margaret Cameron.

Beachy Books has acquired ‘Arresting Beauty’ by Isle of Wight author Heather Cooper, an historic romance novel based on the true-life story of Mary Ryan, the maid and assistant of pioneering Victorian portrait photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Publisher Philip Bell acquired UK and Commonwealth excluding Canada publishing rights from Sarah Such at the Sarah Such Literary Agency. …

Beachy Books Secures Exclusive Foreign Translation Rights Representation at First London Book Fair

Independent trade publisher, Beachy Books, is excited to announce it has signed an exclusive partnership with US-based DropCap. who will now represent the trade publisher’s foreign translation rights around the world. Philip Bell, director and publisher at Beachy Books, based in West Malling, UK, secured the deal at the London Book Fair in April 2022 …