Every book has the power to open up new worlds for the reader. But well-written words are only a starting point. Clear structure, professional editing, and careful design can enhance the reader's experience and help tell the story or get the message across.
As well as having our own independent publishing imprint, Tantamount offer full editorial support and publishing services for authors who want to self-publish. Below are some of the books and other publications we have worked on. The catalogue includes both fiction and non-fiction titles in both English and Spanish and runs the full gamut from children’s literature to business books, from poetry and drama to full-length novels.
Highlights from our catalogue
Ben Benison’s only novel, a crime fiction adventure, is full of drama, as befits the pen of this skilled mime and performer extraordinaire.
Feel Good. Do Good. Work
Annette Gann & Kelly Milburn
“An ideal companion for management and for personal development.” Writing a book is hard enough, but co-authoring introduces a host of other factors into the process. We provided full editorial support to Annette and Kelly on their writing journey and on through the publication of this timely volume subtitled “how caring is great for business”.
Los 4 libros
Brought together here in an omnibus edition, Ibarrola’s short stories are written in a flash fiction style that is ideal for the digital age.
The superhero I was born to be
There’s a lot more to authorship than putting words onto paper, and there’s a huge difference between the first draft of a book and a professionally edited and designed publication. In her many business and community activities, company director Sarah Windrum is used to finding the right experts for the job, so she was happy to hand over the manuscript for her “gritty and honest” autobiographical book to Tantamount for the full editorial support process from edition through to publication.
print / digital
From authority to authorship
As an established author in her own right, Tantamount director Gwyneth Box offers mentoring to aspiring writers, in particular to professionals who want to take the step from business authority to published author.
This book offers guidance to contextualise your book project, as well as providing practical advice to level the learning curve and smooth the writing process so you can finally get your manuscript written.
The hectic, anarchic life of Ben Benison, inspiring and much-loved man of theatre, as told by Ben himself.
Originally published in Spain in 1961, the first book by Alonso Ibarrola, award-winning Spanish writer, critic and journalist, found new life and reached new audiences when published in digital format.
print, digital, enhanced
The cat’s miaow
The charming story of how Waverley the cat loses - and finds - his miaow, a multi-device enhanced book with original illustrations by artist Martin Jones, spent several months at number one on the children’s fiction list for KOBO USA.
Charity impact reports, like this one from TASC, the Ambulance Staff Charity, are important opportunities to build awareness and support for the organisation’s cause by showcasing activities and achievements.
Tierra y Tecnología
Our publishing services encompass the complete range of genres and media and, when appropriate, take full advantage of the tools available, as evidenced by this rich-media interactive magazine, produced for the Official College of Geologists, Spain.
print, DIGITAL, enhanced
Modern Pagan Prayers series
Lucía Moreno-Velo & Gwyneth box
A collaborative project born out of the pandemic, the Modern Pagan Prayers books sit in the space where poetry, mindfulness and prayer overlap. The three books are independently published to professional standards with the support of Tantamount’s editorial and design services.
Guidelines for Professionals
We provided editorial support and publishing design services for print and digital versions of the fourth edition of Sand’s “Guidelines for Professionals”, a valuable reference book used by medical professionals across the UK and beyond.
LIke many charities, Sands, the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity, has an important but sensitive message to convey to a range of stakeholders. Clarity and accuracy are essential, and infographics play a big part in communicating figures and statistics accessibly.
Viajes para mitómanos
After looking at where modern technology was taking the publishing sector, Alonso Ibarrola decided the choice was “innovarse o morir” – “innovate or die” . He chose the former, coming to Tantamount for assistance with independently publishing all his works in digital format.
Do worms have faces?
This highly visual book comprises a selection of serendipitous children’s sayings, collected over the years by the author, a grandmother and retired teacher, in combination with some enchanting original artworks of the same provenance.
9 new plays in the public domain
“Brilliant contemporary mind expanding theatre.” Particularly in the digital world, scripts and poetry pose challenges for formatting, making it essential to have professional editorial design support.
5 more plays in the public domain
“Explosive, joyful, challenging and life changing.” Ben’s generous legacy of theatrical works was given into the public domain for all lovers of theatre to enjoy.
Tahiti y sus Islas
Travel writing can take many forms and the acclaimed “Tahití y sus islas” is not so much a tourist guide as the author’s very personal view of Tahiti.
print, digital, enhanced
#Nobody Told Me
An “uplifting and helpful” read, this delightful full colour book challenges outdated perceptions and attitudes towards those with Down syndrome through a collection of personal experiences written by young people with Down syndrome, their friends and family members.
print, digital, enhanced
Sharing the News
Use of brand colours and clear graphics makes it easy to read and understand the information in the “Sharing the News” report for DSUK’s Positive About Down Syndrome initiative.
Cuentos de amor, de locura y de muerte
A fore-runner of the modern magical realism of South America, Uruguayan author Horacio Quiroga’s work is full of supernatural themes, horror, insanity and human suffering.