Writers' Club

Testimonials

Where to start? Rowanvale Books made it so easy. They really care about all aspects of production, and kept me informed weekly at every stage. Nothing was rushed, and I never felt pressurised to compromise at any point. 

The cover design incorporated everything that I wanted, superseding my original idea entirely. I was delighted with what the designer did with my (inarticulate) ideas. 

The editing process was thorough (and a little bit intense!) which is exactly what my manuscript required. 

The team have the patience of saints; I still don’t know how they do it? As a result of working with Rowanvale Books I feel so much surer of myself as a writer now. I’m approaching writing in a whole new way, and I’m much more confident in what I’m doing now, which in turn has made the writing easier; I can now begin new projects with less fear than I had before. To any aspiring authors out there reading this, I’d thoroughly recommend Rowanvale Books. The Rowanvale team are just fantastic. They make it so easy for writers, they're just a joy to work with.

​Jason Thorkwell, author of After the Quarrel and The Quarrel
They also used our Proofreading & Copy-Editing Service, Custom Book Cover Design Service, eBook Publishing Service and Marketing & Aftercare Service

Self publishing with Rowanvale Books? They do EXACTLY what they say on the label! This was my first experience with Rowanvale Books and one I feel certain to repeat in the future. From my initial enquiry to the publication of my 'efforts' no query was left unanswered and answered in a manner I could understand. Without exception, every step of the way has been taken at a pace to suit the uneducated in the world of publishing. No smooth talking salesperson; no hidden costs or agendas; no pressure to meet deadlines to suit the publisher and not the author! What you see on the contract is EXACTLY what you get, with the hidden bonus of people who are prepared to go that extra metre and provide an end product of mutual satisfaction that in my case exceeded my expectations of ultimate presentation and quality. And they handle the distribution as well! Job sorted! Rowanvale Books listened and I was educated, what more can you ask!

​Mike Stenson, author of Knickers With A Twist
They also used our Proofreading & Copy-Editing Service, Custom Book Cover Design Service, eBook Publishing Service, Paperback Publishing Service and Marketing & Aftercare Service

Being new to this game and a stroke survivor who can be a little anxious from time to time, the entire team at Rowanvale have been saints. I asked a million questions and was given a million answers to help me through this process, plus the after-care, which is continuing to this day, is kind and courteous; as someone who was self-employed prior to my stroke I have been treated the very same way as I would have treated my customers. Sarah and all the staff at Rowanvale Books have made this journey effortless.

John P. Murphy, author of Tiny Steps Will Be Better Than None
They also used our Proofreading & Copy-Editing Service, eBook Publishing Service and Marketing & Aftercare Service

Rowanvale have been very professional. The editing process has been of high quality, detailed and very thorough. Tessa has kept in contact and been very supportive, responding immediately to any questions or issues. Bethan is now carrying on in the same professional manner, being very helpful. I have also been pleased with Hannah for the artwork, who in my view is very talented. I have had a positive feedback about the cover design. Sarah and the rest of the team have been excellent. From my experience Rowanvale offer something unique to the publishing industry, offering new writers a chance without giving any false hope. All the staff at Rowanvale should be very proud of the service you offer to new writers. Thanks. 

Mal Jones, author of Can Openers
They also used our Proofreading & Copy-Editing Service, Custom Book Cover Design Service, eBook Publishing Service, Paperback Publishing Service and Marketing & Aftercare Service

I am very pleased with my working relationship with Rowanvale Books. Communication and professional quality definitely come to mind when I think of my experience with Rowanvale Books. The covers of my books A Right to Live and Aurélie: On the Road were done superbly, exactly like I had envisioned it, and I was also very happy with the work of the editors. I especially appreciate the fact that the staff published an article about my campaign to close a terrible, local zoo on their site, giving my campaign more support and exposure. I always had the feeling that the staff at Rowanvale Books had my back.

Christine Duts, author of A Right to Live and Aurelie - On The Road
They also used our Proofreading & Copy-Editing Service, Custom Book Cover Design Service, eBook Publishing Service and Marketing & Aftercare Service

The Rowanvale team have been excellent throughout. They go the extra mile for their clients, whose satisfaction is their primary aim. From start to finish of a project they are just an e-mail away, ready and waiting with friendly and helpful advice on all aspects of the publishing process. Not only do they answer all your questions, they have answers to questions you haven’t even thought of! Nothing is too much trouble and they tell you in detail what you need to know. They are on your side, they know what it takes to be a writer with all the usual fears and phobias. Reassurance, I’d say, is their key strength, along with others too numerous to mention. I really can’t thank them enough for all their valuable help.

Rowanvale Books goes from strength to strength; emphasis on continuous improvement with the writer's interests at the heart of its business ethos. Great stuff!

​Miles Craven, author of Pride Before a Fall Through Time, Eagle and the Lady-Killer and 2 other titles
They also used our Proofreading & Copy-Editing Service, Custom Book Cover Design Service, eBook Publishing Service, Marketing & Aftercare Service and Author Website Service

Having published two books with Rowanvale I must say that it has been an absolute pleasure to work with them. They are very flexible and understanding about payment options, and work with you to find a mutually beneficial arrangement.

All contact has been very pleasant and kind, but also to the point, and I must say that I am looking forward to publish the next part of my series with them...Just go on the way you are going, that's very fine with me. I enjoy working with Rowanvale....

B. , author of The Claws of the Earth Part Ia: The Dog, The Claws of the Earth Part IV: The Alignment and 2 other titles
They also used our Paperback Publishing Service and eBook Publishing Service

Using Rowanvale Books has been essential to creating a polished, marketable product, fit for publication. Tessa and Bethan have been brilliant. If I'm looking to self publish my next novel I'll be in touch.

​David P. Philip, author of A Game for the Young
They also used our Paperback Publishing Service, eBook Publishing Service, Custom Book Cover Design Service and Marketing & Aftercare Service

I was very impressed with the editing service that I received from Sarah and others at Rowanvale Books. Having worked on my novel for a number of years, I needed an objective and critical response to enable me to prepare the book for publication. I am wholly satisfied with the prompt and professional feedback I have received and would recommend these services to other writers.

Helen Papworth, who used our Proofreading & Copy-Editing Service

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the Rowanvale team and can’t wait to work with them again! As a new writer this was my first experience dealing with a third party on what has, until this point, been merely a hobby. I’m happy to say that experience has been overwhelmingly positive and I can’t recommend Rowanvale enough. Cat got the ball rolling and helped me navigate the world of publishing in a way that was easy to understand, staying in touch to ensure I was happy with everything. Sarah and her team did a fantastic job of turning my efforts into a work of a much higher standard than I could have achieved on my own, with comments and suggestions flowing back and forth throughout.
Finally, the econversion service was easy and quick – Sarah again remaining an easy point of contact with all the answers in what was, to a first-timer, an extremely daunting process. Everyone was always very friendly, nothing was too much trouble. No hidden costs or additional fees, everything easy and dealt with quickly. I highly recommend Rowanvale and will certainly be coming back in future!

​Danny Marshall
They also used our Proofreading & Copy-Editing Service and eBook Publishing Service