Publish With Confidence


We know how it is. It's been your dream for so long. It's kept you up late at night. Everything you have has gone into your manuscript, you want it to be perfect after all. Then you look for a publisher and its not what you expected...

Welcome to Echo Books. We are the first not-for-profit publisher for first time authors. Our commitment to you is simple. We offer you full control over your manuscript from beginning to end, no hidden charges, a quality final product with input into cover design and we give you 50% of all profits on your sales.


No Compromise On Your First Book


We know how frustrating and confusing it can be trying to self-publish for the first time, so we're here to make it as easy and affordable as we can.

We exist to help first time authors cut through all the noise and create a professional, high quality end product, a product that has the look and feel of something produced for a high-profile author by a major publisher.

If you choose Echo Books to publish your first work, we guarantee that you will hold complete control over your manuscript - we will never mandate that you change your pride and joy to suit our requirements.

We also guarantee that 50% of the profit on each book sold will go directly into your pocket. We issue quarterly statements, detailing what was sold, where and at what price. We share our costs in fulfilling these orders and then we divide the profit remaining equally, 50/50.

We are the first not-for-profit publisher in existence specifically to help first time authors. We want to help you realise your dreams with our support and we want to make self-publishing as easy as possible for all those that choose to follow that path.


What You Get



In order to keep your costs as low as possible, we offer a standard specification to all our authors. This is what you get:

  • Full manuscript and type setting (excludes editing and proofreading)
  • Cover design: either original design or drawn from your own artwork
  • Book Size: 220x140mm
  • Stock: 260gsm cover (either gloss or matt finish, laminating optional), 80/100gsm pages (depending on final spine width)


When you self-publish, you are responsible for marketing your book. However, we make this easier for you by offering:

  • E-book conversion
  • ISBN number (enabling your book to be sold by all major retailers)
  • Printing of your first editions (with 5 personal copies shipped to a UK mainland address)
  • Placement of your book in the British Library
  • Registration on iTunes and Kindle
  • Placement of your book for sale on Amazon



  • 50% royalties on the profit of each book sold
  • Royalties paid by cheque on a quarterly basis (January, April, July and October)
  • Sales statement to be included with each payment detailing what was sold, at what price, at what cost and what profit is left to split

Meet Our Authors


Christopher Thorne

Geraldine the Giraffe

"Working as a school teacher everyday and teaching children how to write stories gave me the inspiration to create my own story about my Youtube sensation puppet Geraldine the Giraffe!"


Katy Miller

Flight: Perfection

"I usually write in my bedroom, so I’m surrounded by antiques and more books than I have room to keep"

John St A Shorthouse

The Carringtons

"I don’t think I ever had a ‘Damascus‘ moment, or I might have been St John St Aubyn Shorthouse – bloody hell - publishers would have been queuing up to sign me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"



One simple price plan that includes everything you need to publish your first book

£249 + £3.75 per page


(to work out the number of pages in your book once it has been typeset, divide your wordcount by 390)



Example Prices


A book such as The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, that has 208 pages...

would cost £1029 to self-publish with Echo Books.

A book such as Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K Rowling, that has 352 pages...

would cost £1569 to self-publish with Echo Books.

A book such as Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, that has 560 pages...

would cost £2349 to self-publish with Echo Books.

Publish My Book

You should know what we offer by now - full control over your manuscript, input into cover design, a quality final product and 50% of all profits made on the sales of your book - so what are you waiting for?!

Take the next step toward having your first book published with Echo Books by registering below. Once you have submitted your registration form, a member of our team will contact you within 2 working days to get you started!