Read about what helped us to start the company.
With a lifelong interest in literature we always felt that we each have a "book" in us. A few years ago we decided to take the plunge and write the books that we had always planned. We then started to look at how we would approach publishers and agents.
We investigated a wide range of options including print on demand, self publishing, submissions direct to publishers and working with agents. All of these offer options. We decided to use the growing marketplace for "eBooks" to allow us to put our work "out there".
While there are a number of sites that will offer you a self help solution to getting your book available as an eBook we decided that we wanted to offer a more personalized service to give a professional review and finish.
We started the company (North Highland Publishing Ltd Company Number SC371879) to offer this professional service. We bring together a range of publishing professionals from editors, graphic designers, proof readers and other publishing services (such as print on demand) to offer a one stop shop for those looking to develop their writing.
We then take this work and sell it on our eBook store. This is marketed by us and the eBook store is there to allow easy access to the marketplace. We also work with other publishers to offer their works as eBooks.
Our website was launched in December 2010 and we welcome your views and thoughts on how we can best help you to achieve your goals in writing.
Roy was born in Glasgow where he attended school at Allan Glens, followed by university at Dundee. He has worked for the Scottish Government in its various guises and for a number of private organizations. This has included working in the Education sector and the International Relations unit, and has been responsible for marketing in Scotland, UK, North America and the Nordic countries.
He moved to Caithness in 2007 and is now the area manager for Highlands and Islands Enterprise for Caithness and Sutherland.
Roy enjoys nature, painting and is fond of hill-walking. He has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro twice and fund raised for charity.
Roy is married to his wife, Elizabeth, and together they have four adult children.
Elizabeth was born in Helensburgh and raised in Clydebank. From a young age she has been involved with creative writing and is now a keen reviewer of current literature.
She has completed a course in Social Care at West Lothian College, as well as holding down a number of roles in the care sector that involved private sector organizations and working with Local Authorities. Elizabeth has also experienced the joys of being self-employed for eight years and knows the challenges that this brings!
Elizabeth has been involved in a number of voluntary groups where she has served in the capacity of secretary, and as a leader for both local and regional groups. She enjoys writing both fiction and non-fiction.
Elizabeth is married to her husband, Roy, with whom she has four adult children.