Backstory

Beachy Books

Beachy Books is an independent book publisher based in the South East of England. The company is run by Philip Bell, a published author and writer.

Beachy Books was established by Philip Bell in 2009 to publish his first picture book called Jack and Boo’s Bucket of Treasures. The book was a labour of love and captured the fun days out on the beach with his young children. It featured real photos, colourful illustrations and poetic prose.

The book helped Philip Bell win a Writing Magazine Children’s Publishing award, and three more Jack and Boo titles in the series were published and have sold very well over the years. Jack and Boo proved very popular with parents and young children and were also used by teachers to connect with curriculum topics on nature and geography.

Over the years Philip has worked with individuals and community groups to help them publish books, and has now turned his passion into a full-time business providing publishing services and becoming an independent book publisher with a good reputation.

Philip has been published in several magazines and short story collections. During his career, he has worked as a computer programmer for London banks, designed adverts and games such as interactive Who Wants To Be a Millionaire for ITV, created services for SKY’s interactive shopping channel, worked as a Company Scribe for the UK’s premier EPoS company, created technical user guides for set-top-boxes, and provided copywriting for design agencies and clients such as Microsoft. Philip has even worked a stint as a librarian in a rural village. Philip is a publisher at Beachy Books and also works as a freelance writer and technical author.

Philip’s story for young children, Bedtime at the Lighthouse, was chosen by former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen, to be included in the Mumsnet/Walker Books – The Book of Bedtime Stories. 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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