Author Feedback
" My experience with Apex Publishing Ltd and in particular Chris Cowlin, the Managing Director, has been a joy from day one. They supported me in every way possible, guided me whenever I was unsure of an issue and were in constant contact at all times until the book was published. I am very proud to be associated with Apex. "

- Peter Keogh, My Hi-de-High Life: Before, During and After Su Pollard

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" I have nothing but praise for Apex Publishing Ltd. They have helped me to get my eBook online, looking classy and professional. They have endless patience and top quality skills, they are an unbeatable combination. "

- Matt Battersby, The Simply Very Hard Plant Quiz Book: 1,000 Questions on all Aspects of the Flower Kingdom

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" Publishing with Apex has been quick, efficient and problem free. Pretty much as you would expect but what is different is the encouragement to think ahead to the next book and beyond, even as a first-time author with the company. "

- Hugh Larkin, The Ashes Quiz Book: 250 Questions on Ashes History

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" This is my second book with Apex Publishing Ltd and after my first book four years ago; I can honestly say that the whole process from research to the published item was as trouble-free and as smooth as you could want. Chris Cowlin always looks after the author and makes it a stress free experience. It is an authors dream to work for this company. "

- Mike Gray, The Ronnie Biggs Quiz Book: 200 Questions on the Great Train Robber

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" Apex has published many quiz books I have compiled. Chris Cowlin is a joy to work with – and I have nothing but praise for the help, advise and guidance he has provided. "

- Nigel Freestone, The Ultimate British Roads and Motorways Quiz Book: 200 Questions on Road and Motorway History

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" I am proud to say this is my fourth book published by Apex. Even though my latest book is totally different from my first three the company has still kept faith in me. I applaud the company for being prepared to offer the public a wide variety of publications for all age groups. My ebook Saturday Rock Dog was quickly promoted online, the company has encouraged publicity in the media and readily accepted artwork for the front cover design. Any queries have been promptly and efficiently dealt with. "

- Janet Lee, Saturday Rock Dog

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" I have now had eight books published by Apex - paperbacks, hardbacks and digital, and on all occasions they have been promptly, efficiently and attractively produced and marketed. I have no hesitation in recommending them to any aspiring author. "

- Sheila Collins, The Cat Quiz Book: 101 Catty Questions to Purrplex You!

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" I have been writing for Apex Publishing Ltd for 10 years and have always been delighted with the end product and the way they look after me. I so hope that relationship continues for a long time to come. "

- Adam Pearson, The Ultimate Doctor Who Quiz Book: A Celebration of 50 Years of Doctor Who

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" Thanks to Chris Cowlin, Managing Director of Apex Publishing, for his encouragement and support during the publication of my book, this was also backed up by his team. Total professionalism, and supportive all the way. "

- John Timmins, War Baby: The true story of a search for identity by a boy adopted in the confusion of World War II

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" As a first time author I have been delighted with all that Apex Publishing has done to help me, with a special mention for Chris Cowlin. He guided me through the process with kindness, consideration and loads of skill despite all my questions. I have felt confident that they have done their best and will continue to do so in producing, advertising and selling my work. I am so confident of this that I have been able to send more of my efforts for their consideration with regards to publishing them. Thanks for everything for now and for the future. "

- Ted Smith, The Alphabetical General Knowledge Quiz Book: Over 1,100 Questions to Test Your Knowledge!

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" Thanks to Apex Publishing Ltd, especially Chris Cowlin, who gave quick responses to emails and helped getting my book published. Chris set up radio interviews, as well as newspaper promotions. I look forward to working with Apex again in the future. "

- Andy Groom, England's World Cup Story: From Winterbottom's 1950 to Capello's 2010

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" I am delighted to see my book in print and very pleased with the final product (a well produced, quality hardback). My queries and questions were responded to promptly by Chris Cowlin (production manager), and Jackie Bright (marketing manager) has been superb in helping to promote the book, organising signing sessions and media interviews. In addition, I have also been pleased to work with Apex Publishing on two e-books, which were produced efficiently and also well promoted. "

- Andrew Ross, Carry On Actors: The Complete Who's Who of the Carry On Film Series

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" The whole process has been extremely professional. The quality of the book is very high and the help Chris Cowlin and Jackie Bright have given has been of the highest level. The process has been made easy and smooth and I would recommend Apex Publishing Ltd to any new aspiring author. I have been kept informed at every stage of the publication process. "

- Tony Levy, A Turnkey or Not?: The Autobiography of Tony Levy

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" I think the end product is excellent, I am very grateful for all the work Apex has put into my autobiography. "

- Dave Prowse MBE, Straight From The Force's Mouth: The Autobiography of Dave Prowse MBE

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" As a first-time author I am absolutely delighted with Apex Publishing Ltd, who has been very supportive from start to finish. It was an especial pleasure dealing with production manager Chris Cowlin, whose prompt and polite response to my many, often ridiculous queries, kept me on track during some difficult times. The quality of the end result is amazing, and I can’t thank the Apex team enough. "

- John Bennett, Kenny Ball’s and John Bennett’s Musical Skylarks: A Medley of Memories

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" Apex Publishing Ltd are an excellent team. I am delighted that my book ‘The Medical Quiz Book’ has been published by them. The book is published impressively and I hope it will be a success with the readers. Chris Cowlin has been very helpful and extremely efficient. From submission of the script to publication of the book has taken just under three months! I am very grateful to Chris Cowlin and his team. "

- Dr Anand Deshpande, The Medical Quiz Book: Test Your Medical Knowledge

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" As a first time author, I approached Apex with some trepidation. I needn’t have worried, Chris Cowlin guided me every step of the way, my gauche questions were answered and I was treated with the utmost kindness, and professionalism. Knowing that I was in good hands gave me a much needed confidence boost, and when snags cropped up, they were sorted out with the minimum of fuss. I am most grateful to the Apex team, without them this book would never have seen the light. "

- Jim Whelan, What a Life!: The Autobiography of Jim Whelan

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" I have really enjoyed working on the book, I am very pleased with the finished product and hope that it will be a success. "

- Liza Goddard, Working With Children and Animals: The Autobiography of Liza Goddard

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" Another fantastic job from Apex Publishing Ltd, on what will be my last book EVER while inside. This is my most honest book ever, as close as it gets to being me, living my life and the system I've fought against for so many years. I pull no punches, make no excuses. I've dedicated it to my landlady, Her Majesty The Queen, so I hope she likes it! Max respect to all my supporters. I'll be having a pint with you all when I get out … but it's your round! "

- Charles Bronson, Prison Diaries: From The Concrete Coffin

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" I first found Apex in 2005 and, being a complete novice in the world of book publishing, I was delighted with their help and guidance and then when I saw my first book actually in print, "wow" what a feeling! My new book out in July 2011 will be the 6th that Apex has produced for me. There's no need for me to say any more - try them yourself and you will be as pleased as I am with the result! "

- Sheila Collins, All at Sea with Truffles: The Fat Tabby Cat Goes Cruising

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" I stumbled across Apex Publishing Ltd, quite by chance, and I’m glad I did. The service I received from Chris Cowlin and his team was just class – emails were responded to immediately, and changes to two sets of proofs were carried out without any hassle and the finished product was excellent. Everyone who has seen it so far is extremely impressed. I wouldn’t hesitate in using Apex Publishing Ltd again and would certainly recommend them to any first time author – there is no better route to publication. "

- Tony Byles, In Search of Running Rein: The Amazing Fraud of the 1844 Derby

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" I have worked with a number of publishers, both as a writer and during my time as a journalist with The Sunday Times. While most of them make the right noises and assure you that they will do their best for you, there is always the feeling that your book is just one of dozens they are dealing with. I have to say that this wasn't the case with Apex. Chris Cowlin showed a genuine interest from day one, and this continued right up to publication. Chris and his team went out of their way to help me. I have also been incredibly impressed at how hard Apex have worked behind the scenes to secure book signings for The Half A Million Pound Girl. The whole process was a joy, and the quality of the finished product is exceptional. I will be working with Apex again, and look forward to doing so. "

- Derek Clements, The Half a Million Pound Girl: The Autobiography of Sarah Burge

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" The service I received from Apex was excellent. They were enthusiastic, efficient, well organised and quick to respond at all times. I would recommend Apex Publishing to anyone. "

- Garry Bushell, Bushell On The Rampage: The Autobiography of Garry Bushell

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" The book looks great! I was consulted at each stage of the publishing process, I felt in safe hands with Apex Publishing Ltd, confident that I was in charge of my own material. Everyone I dealt with was friendly, approachable, and enthusiastic, and what I had thought of as a daunting experience was anything but! "

- Sheila Steafel, When Harry Met Sheila: The Autobiography of Sheila Steafel

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" I am delighted with both the excellent quality of the publication and the support Apex Publishing Ltd has given me as an author. From the publishers I have worked with to date, Apex is by far one of the best and I would not hesitate in both recommending Apex to other authors and working with them again if the opportunity arose. "

- Robin Barratt, Respect and Reputation: On the Doors, in Prison and in Life

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" I have worked with other publishers and editors but I put Apex Publishing Ltd at the top of the list for the service and quality of the final product. "

- Chas Hodges, Chas and His Rock 'N' Roll Allotment

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" Apex has the X Factor! As a totally blind person it was not easy to write the book, but I have had so much help from Apex Publishing’s Chris Cowlin. The book production stages have been so easy and smooth running. Congratulations Apex. "

- Jill Allen-King OBE, Just Jill: The Autobiography of Jill Allen-King OBE

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" Apex Publishing Ltd were very supportive at every stage of the process, and were very patient. Chris Cowlin, the production manager, met every one of my often outrageous demands. The final product, when it arrived, was stunningly good, highly professional and published to the highest standards. Many thanks! "

- Dr Phil Stevens, Sporting Heroes of Essex and East London 1960-2000: Bobby Moore and Graham Gooch

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" Apex Publishing Ltd were in constant contact with me during the production stages of my book, they have done a wonderful job in capturing exactly what I wanted the book to express. "

- Del Newman, A Touch From God: It's Only Rock and Roll

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" I am delighted at how this book has turned out - my initial conception has been totally fulfilled. From the start to the sight of the finished product sitting on the bookstores' shelves, Apex lift all the worries from their authors' shoulders. All stages of the editing, design, production and marketing are handled with speed, efficiency and total professionalism. "

- Sheila Collins, Celebrities' Favourite Pets: In Aid of the PDSA

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" In a nutshell – an excellent service! I am delighted with the final product as it has been put together so well. As for the service received from Apex Publishing Ltd I have no complaints, and there is no doubt it is a company that knows how to handle first time authors like myself. During the publication process I felt that I was kept well informed very much up-to-date with information. Well done all. "

- Craig Walker, On The Buses: The Complete Story

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" I cannot give enough praise to Apex Publishing Ltd for the way they worked to produce my book. Chris Cowlin really put the rounds in to overcome any technical problems and Jackie Bright has helped to secure appointments for the book signings, praise must also go to the cover designer for a great cover design. In boxing terms, the finished product is a knockout in everyway! "

- Ralph Oates, The Ultimate Boxing Quiz Book: 1,200 Questions on Great Boxing History

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" ‘The Soap Quiz Book’ is the third book I have had published by Apex Publishing Ltd. They just get better and better. Their standard of support and end product is second to none, along with their commitment and respect towards the author. You get a great sense of belonging, pride and achievement. As with my two previous books, the third book was just as, if not more, exciting to receive and see the high quality of the end product. If you are an up and coming or new author looking for a publisher of high quality work and support, then I would highly recommend you to consider Apex. I did, and I haven’t looked back or wanted to look elsewhere. Three books on, I’m proud to be an Apex author. "

- Mark Bennison, The Soap Quiz Book: 1,000 Questions Covering all Television Soaps

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" The team at Apex maintain their very high standards; the quality of the book is of impeccable standard. I am extremely pleased. "

- Kevin Snelgrove, The Official Rochdale AFC Quiz Book

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" I have written books with other publishers but Apex are in a league of their own! Apex have bent over backwards to help with problems all the way through. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Chris Cowlin at Apex Publishing Ltd, any problems were smoothed over and solved straight away. The whole process from first chapter to finished product has been a pleasure because my confidence with Apex is 100%. The finished product is wonderful and everyone has commented on what a great looking book it is, I was extremely proud when I got the books. More and more people are talking and asking me about Apex because you can’t stop the cream rising to the top! They are no longer the unknown publishers of a couple of years ago; they are now challenging the big boys. "

- Tel Currie, Left Hooks and Dangerous Crooks

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" I have been very impressed with the service provided by Apex Publishing. From the outset they have been extremely supportive and professional. The finished book looks terrific! My communications with Apex have always been dealt with promptly and efficiently, with Chris Cowlin always on hand to assist. One of the most impressive aspects in the whole process is the marketing of the book with Jackie Bright proving a real tower of strength, organising several signing sessions. The Scottish Football Quiz Book seems to be everywhere at the moment, on the internet and in just about every book shop you can think of. Lastly, the impressive and diverse array of people Georgia Jaggs has recruited to review the book is absolutely fantastic! "

- Graeme Ross, The Scottish Football Quiz Book: Covering Top Flight Football in Scotland

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" This is my third book published with Apex and the service has been of a consistently high standard. Any queries are promptly and efficiently dealt with. The quality and design of all my books has been superb. The good humour of Apex staff goes a long way towards making the process as painless as possible. "

- Janet Lee, From Sixpences to Dollars: The Life of Poker Player Jonny Texas

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" From the outset, the help and attention received from all the staff at Apex Publishing Ltd was immediate and readily available. They answered my many simplistic questions in a pleasant and courteous manner. I received full support from the publishing manager Chris Cowlin, from the beginning to the projects end; he is a very dynamic, honest and enthusiastic individual who offers you a lot of advice at every step along the way. The end product is very impressive, the size is larger than we anticipated and it is of great quality. I very much like the cover design and in all I am very proud of the final book. In my opinion anyone looking for a publisher should definitely consider Apex Publishing Ltd. "

- Steve Wignall, You Can Have Chips!: The Autobiography of Steve Wignall

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" I am over the moon with the finished book – it’s superb! It has a really professional look and feel. The service provided by Apex Publishing Ltd during the process was really supportive and friendly. I’m delighted with the finished article, a fitting tribute to my mother-in-law Evelyn. Many thanks to all the staff at Apex Publishing Ltd, for their involvement in this fundraising initiative. "

- Jeff Thorburn, Celebrities' Favourite Books: In Aid of the Alzheimer's Society

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" An excellent service from Chris Cowlin and Apex Publishing Ltd. All of our ideas were considered, excellent press releases were sent out which got a lot of national press and Apex sorted a lot of very good reviews on our book. A team spirit really prevailed. The book itself is a very attractive product fit for the richest publishers in the land. Apex is a company we would love to work with again and will be the first publishers we approach. First class all round! "

- Mike Gray and Tel Currie, Ronnie Biggs: The Inside Story

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" This is my second book with Apex and the experience just gets better! Excellent end product, wonderful publishing process and great team work. Chris Cowlin and his team are simply second-to-none, a first class service! "

- David Williams, The Official Shrewsbury Town Quiz Book

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" An excellent service from start to finish from all at Apex Publishing Ltd. They were very efficient through all the different stages of the production process. Any questions I had were answered straight away and the team are always very approachable. I am pleased with the outlay of the book and the quality of the workmanship. "

- Kevin Snelgrove, The Official Doncaster Rovers Quiz Book

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" I am glad I chose Apex Publishing Ltd as my publisher, they may be smaller than some other publishers but the amount of work they put in is second to none, which is more than the larger publishers I should imagine. Chris Cowlin is very nice to work with and is very honest and forthright which you need now days. The marketing and sales staff at Apex work so hard in all they do especially Georgia and Jackie who put in 110% to get your book out there and noticed. "

- Lea Walker, Living With BDD: Body Dysmorphic Disorder

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" The service received from Apex Publishing Ltd was good and the editorial process was very helpful. I am really pleased with the design, print and the production of the book is fantastic, the layout and the book quality is very professional. "

- Maria Lawson, Life Starts Now

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" The book looks great and I am very pleased with the work Apex Publishing Ltd have put in to it. "

- Philip Solomon, The A-Z Spiritualism Dictionary

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" Apex Publishing Ltd are absolutely first class in every respect, their communication, level of commitment and support were excellent. Apex are without doubt a superb company to do business with on every level. The writer is paramount to them and the creative process is much helped by their attitude towards the author! Thanks must go to Chris Cowlin and his team at Apex Publishing Ltd. "

- Mick Abrahams, What is a Wommett: The Autobiography of Mick Abrahams

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" Another fine product from the ever efficient and well organised team at Apex Publishing Ltd. The quality of the product is top draw. "

- Kevin Snelgrove, The Official Peterborough United Quiz Book

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" I would like to express my gratitude to publisher Chris Cowlin and his team at Apex Publishing Ltd for their faith and confidence in my ability, that they agreed to accept my autobiography From Rags to Gags as suitable for publication. In all my dealings with them, I have found them to be courteous extremely professional and helpful. "

- Vince Powell, From Rags to Gags: The Memoirs of a Comedy Writer

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" Putting a collection of my own short stories together was a big departure for me from the world of show business and, specifically, Morecambe and Wise. Chris Cowlin and his team at Apex Publishing Ltd supported me from beginning to end, making the journey smooth and untroubled. I look forward to a long and continued happy relationship. "

- Gary Morecambe, Dancing With Angels: And Other Short Stories

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" I am yet again bowled over with the quality of the book, it arrived first class post and is another first class product. The communication and service from Apex Publishing Ltd again from start to finish was excellent. "

- Kevin Snelgrove, The Official Brentford Quiz Book

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" I have always found Apex Publishing Ltd professional, supportive and very quick in getting the publishing of books completed. They are a friendly team that I can recommend. My book, The Official Aston Villa Quiz Book, co-written with Chris Cowlin, turned out just great. "

- Philip Solomon, The Official Aston Villa Quiz Book

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" Writing The Classic Children’s TV Quiz Book was one of the most intense and time consuming jobs I have ever undertaken in 20 years of professional scribing – but one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling. Apex supported and encouraged me from the very beginning. I received continuous reports on headway; they were advertising and promoting the book so it felt like I wasn’t struggling to tame this gargantuan beast on my own. The final product is astounding. I am overjoyed with how it looks. For an author, to receive his newly published book through the post is like being present at the birth of a child – a child that’s hopefully going to make you money, not drain you of it - so it’s perhaps better than that. I recommend Apex 100%. This was the finest service I have ever received from a publisher. "

- Dean Wilkinson, The Classic Children's Television Quiz Book

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" As with my three previous books published by Apex, I can definitely say that I couldn't have bettered anywhere the complete and excellent service they provide from original manuscript to bookstore shelves. Seeing "Truffles' Diaries" now published in hardback gave me a boost that is hard to describe! "

- Sheila Collins, Truffles' Diaries: Memoirs and Mewsings of a Fat Tabby Cat

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" Again, the service from Apex Publishing Ltd has been exemplary and another first class product to stock the shelves. What more can I say, I am so pleased with the company and the book. "

- Kevin Snelgrove, The Official Hull City AFC Quiz Book: 800 Questions on the Tigers

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" I have just received my book and I am really delighted with it. It's hardback format is most distinctive and helps make it look very impressive and stylish. I wish to express my thanks to all the team at Apex Publishing Limited involved in the publication of my book. "

- Marc White, The Official Bolton Wanderers Quiz Book

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" When my other books came out I thought that Apex could not improve on the service they provide. The proofing stage is easier than ever and the end product, a hardback book in this case, was amazing. I am aware that Apex Publishing will soon be too good for me, but I am proud that I was there near the beginning. "

- Adam Pearson, The Rugby Quiz Book

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" Looking back to my first tentative approach to Apex Publishing, I have to admit I felt very naive and apprehensive about the whole process. My manuscript felt very precious and personal to me and I worried that something would be lost through editing which would make it not my own work anymore. Signing a contract and committing to a process I had no knowledge or experience of was therefore a daunting process to say the least. I guess these thoughts and feelings are not unfamiliar to others who take the same risk in presenting their treasured work for publication. What I have found in Apex Publishing Ltd is a source of unending encouragement, plenty of guidance and a sense of belief in my work which has ultimately inspired confidence in myself. I felt the content of my book was handled sensitively and deeply respected as we worked towards producing the final edited version. I particularly found it helpful to be in control of the editing and to know nothing would change without my consent, this enabled me to let go of my apprehension and to enjoy the process. I can’t express in words how fabulous it felt to receive a completed copy of my book in the post, a truly special moment and one I shall never forget. The quality of the books is outstanding and the artwork on the cover is quite beautiful. I can’t thank Apex Publishing Ltd enough for all they have done for me; they really have made a distant dream come true with sensitivity and commitment to achieving the best results possible. I believe they are a truly gifted and dedicated team who strive to accomplish in a highly competitive market but what gives them the edge is their accessibility, passion for their work and their genuine interest in the individual. I am not a writer, I’m just a Mum but they have made me feel quite special - thank you so very much. "

- Kirsty Bilski, My Angel Tree

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" Apex Publishing Ltd have again produced an incredibly high quality, informative book. I always find them professional and most importantly, they always keep you right up to speed with how things are progressing towards it's completion and ultimate book launch. They work hard to promote books, not just publish them. The finished book looks great and is sure to be a winner, which I can assure writers is the goal for all books published by this company. As a very experienced published author, I can honestly say I cannot think of anyone who could replace or be a substitute for them. They score at every level. "

- Philip Solomon, The Official Wolves Quiz Book: 1,000 Questions on Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club

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" When my book The Life of Brian Honour arrived from Apex Publishing Ltd I was delighted with the finished article. I should have expected nothing else as from day one they have been most "professional". As a "new" author they held my hand every step of the way during production, explained everything and were very supportive. Chris Cowlin, the production manager was magnificent, as was Jackie Bright the marketing manager and the cover designer Siobhan Smith topped off a great performance with an eye catching design. If you asked me to conclude the relationship and service from Apex Publishing Ltd in one word I would say that was impossible. They were "first class" - which is of course two words. "

- John Riddle, The Life of Brian Honour

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" Yet again Apex Publishing Ltd have delivered the goods, a great team who work very closely with you through the publishing process, giving you that personal touch. In my opinion they are out there at the front in the publishing industry. A fantastic finished product. "

- Kevin Snelgrove, The Official Notts County Quiz Book

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" When my book The King of Cappielow arrived I was delighted with the finished product. When I first sent my book to Apex Publishing Ltd I had little or no dealings with publishers and I was a little apprehensive. However as the weeks went by and they held my hand through every stage of the process offering advice, help and support I knew the book would be brilliant. It looks good, reads well and I am highly delighted. Chris Cowlin, the production manager may well have been a stranger when we first made contact but now, well he feels almost like an old friend. Professional and supportive, he was always there when I needed help. The marketing manager, Jackie Bright, arranged book signings, press releases and was always on top of her game, which is great for a book all about football. I suppose the icing on the cake for me was the design from Siobhan Smith which is simple, focussed and says it all. The service I have received from Apex Publishing Ltd has been in a word "brilliant". I would highly recommend any new author or indeed established writer to use Apex Publishing Ltd if you want a professional service. "

- John Riddle, The King of Cappielow

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" When I wrote Two Miles to Tynecastle, I knew I had something a little bit different on my hands. Apex Publishing Ltd had the foresight and the courage to recognise that; it was as if their minds are a bit more open to books that have originality and dynamism. It was that freshness that has made the entire publishing process a real pleasure. Apex has been brilliant to deal with and I very much hope to work with them again in the future. Friendly, professional and true believers in the written word! "

- Andrew-Henry Bowie, Two Miles to Tynecastle

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" I received a first class service from Apex Publishing Ltd who are very well organised from start to finish. Their communication is exemplary, a very professional team and a joy to work with. The finished product is an absolute delight, another fine example of Apex’s team skills. "

- Kevin Snelgrove, The Official Stockport County Quiz Book

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" The service provided by Apex Publishing Ltd with the publication of our book The Great Paranormal Clash was excellent from beginning to end. The product is a fine example of Apex's first class professional standard. "

- Billy Roberts and Ciarán O'Keeffe, The Great Paranormal Clash

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" All I can say is the book is brilliant! From the cover to the layout, everything is 200% perfect. No publishers on this planet could have done it better, the team at Apex are spot on, a dedicated bunch of professionals, especially Chris Cowlin as its through him I communicate with. Although this is my 11th published book I can honesty say no publisher as ever done such a quality job. All in all I'm proud as punch with Loonyology and more than happy with Apex. Loonyology is real, it's now, it's me! It's all about my how my life is and has been all my adult life and I thank Apex Publishing Ltd for having faith in me. "

- Charles Bronson, Loonyology: In My Own Words

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" When I sat down to pen Desert England, it was the start of a journey that I had no idea to where it would lead. The stories of it being "impossible to find a publisher for first time authors" were pushed firmly to the back of my mind as determination saw me through to the final word. Thankfully I was made aware of Apex Publishing Ltd and the rest, as they say, is history. From the very first email from Chris Cowlin to the moment I received those first copies hot off the press, Apex Publishing has been nothing short of phenomenal, providing the type of service that makes dreams come true. The process of becoming a published author has been one of the smoothest paths I have ever gone down thanks to Chris and his team. If writing the book was the start of the adventure, physically having it to hand is merely the mid-point and Apex Publishing Ltd has ensured the journey continues through its efficient and dynamic marketing team and sales network. You only have to look at the quality of books under the Apex banner to realise you are forming a partnership with a growing giant in Publishing and I am looking forward to continuing my relationship long into the future. Apex has re-written the standards of the Publishing industry and raised the bar to new levels. Top notch! "

- David Williams, Desert England

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" I have enjoyed the increasingly easier process of book production with Apex Publishing Limited, with what is now my fifth book, my second collaboration with Chris Cowlin and my first with Alan Finch. The book itself was a joy to research and the team at Apex were supportive to the extreme. The behind the scenes work is amazing. Gathering positive comments from a vast array of celebrities is astonishing and it is a complete honour that the legendary Dickie Bird MBE was persuaded to write the foreword. I am very proud to be asked to write and compile books for this fine publisher. I am very proud of this book and that it has been published in hardback. "

- Adam Pearson, The Cricket Quiz Book

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" Robert Young once said: "To me the writer is king." In my experience, with my first book, NO LAUGHING MATTER, Chris Cowlin and his devoted crew at Apex Publishing Ltd, seem enthusiastically agree. Decades as a professional scribbler and I have rarely, if ever, been treated with such attention and respect at every stage. Apex means "the summit." Enough said. "

- Norman Hudis, No Laughing Matter: How I Carried On

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" Military Rule: The Return of the Mandeville, is my second book to be published by Apex. And, it has been just as exciting as having my first book, Military Rule, published. In fact, thinking about it, even more so because it proved I was not to be a one book wonder. Chris Cowlin's support, along with the rest of his team, has been fantastic. And, patient. The experience gets better and better along with the high standard of service that Apex provides. I'm enjoying the growing relationship I have with them. Hopefully, long into the future. I repeat from my first publication with Apex that they are polite, prompt and professional. Most of all, Apex show understanding and a great respect towards the author, which, on my part, is reciprocated. Again, I would not hesitate to recommend Apex Publishing. I still love it. Their backing gives me great confidence to concentrate and continue with my writing. I feel privileged to be an Apex author and listed alongside Apex's great writers. All that remains for me to write, for now, is: thank you. "

- Mark S. Bennison, Military Rule: The Return of the Mandeville

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" I have been very impressed from my first contact with Apex Publishing through to receiving my book in print. The level of customer care has been consistently high and reflective of an organisation that believes strongly in what they do. I have been consulted at every step of the process and given every opportunity to contribute to the overall project. This experience has been a real partnership, working towards a common goal. My book has been produced to an exceptionally high standard in every respect - cover, typography, quality of materials used and finishes. Apex Publishing Ltd provide a product of industry standard whilst delivering a service that reflects the personal touch that is often lacking from larger organisations. "

- Mark Cundy, A Man & A Pram

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" I would recommend Apex Publishing to anyone wishing to see their book in print. All the staff at Apex are very well organised and are a professional team. I’m certainly glad that I found them. When the book itself arrived I was completely overcome, it was even better than I could of imagined. The quality of the product was first class. Thank you at Apex for believing in my work. The No.1 publishing company! "

- Kevin Snelgrove, The Official Carry On Facts, Figures & Statistics

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" Apex Publishing Ltd have done an exceptional job throughout. They are very professional and have kept me well informed about what was going on at every step of the way. The finished book looks top notch and I am more than pleased with it. I would recommend Apex to any writer wanting to put out a great finished product. "

- Noel 'Razor' Smith, Warrior Kings: The South London Gang Wars 1976-1982

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" The team at Apex Publishing Ltd are second to none with their professionalism and customer care and unlike most others publishers they provide a full and comprehensive service after publication with promotions, book signings and marketing. We are over the moon with the finished product. "

- Jim Dawkins and Dave Courtney, The British Crime and Prison Quiz Book

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" I have had books published by other publishers in the UK and the States but I must say none of them work as closely with their writers and as well as Apex Publishing Ltd. These guys make fast decisions and get things done lightning quick, but completely and totally professionally. Whether you are an established writer or maybe looking to get your work published for the first time you won't beat this company - simply the best! "

- Philip Solomon, Guided by the Light: The Autobiography of a Born Medium

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" This is my fourth publication with Apex Publishing Ltd and my first collaboration. I was very pleased to have the opportunity to work with such a prolific fictional compiler as Chris Cowlin in this project and I was struck by Apex's ongoing efforts to make the publication process easier. I am sure that Leicester City fans will be impressed with this product as I myself was when I saw it. "

- Adam Pearson, The Official Leicester City Quiz Book: 1,000 Questions on the Foxes

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" Apex Publishing Ltd have made my dream to become a published author a reality! I would recommend anyone who wishes to get their own book published to contact Apex as the team offer a first class service. I am especially proud to have had my autobiography, Making My Own Space, published, as I hope it will inspire others to get involved in the arts or to go for their own dreams and ambitions. Dreams can come true. Apex have made some of mine a reality! "

- Paul Burton, Making My Own Space: The Autobiography of Paul Burton

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" I have been published by some of the largest publishers in the UK, but I have never enjoyed working with any of them as much as I have with Apex Publishing Ltd. They make being published a pleasure and very enjoyable. In fact, Apex's editorial services are extremely professional and very meticulous. "

- Billy Roberts, The Magic of the Aura

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" Writing a book and having it published is like going on a long journey. It can be stressful, frustrating and full of hold-ups. Fortunately, however, Apex Publishing have made my journey as a first time published author a great deal easier than I could have ever hoped! Despite working with many authors at the same time, Apex have managed to give me quality time to my book project. They also continually guided me and kept me on track with my book. I would recommend other new and established authors work with Apex. "

- Paul Burton, The Official Carry On Quiz Book

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" Apex have published my third book, having done a superlative job with the previous two! I still got as much of a buzz seeing the finished article this time as I did the very first time I saw my own words in print. From the original manuscript to the actual book, their careful and unobtrusive editing, innovative cover designs and efficient service in general makes Apex Publishing Ltd a name you can trust in the often precarious world of publishing for the unknown author. My books have succeeded far beyond my original hopes - I am not an "unknown" now (!) and I have Apex to thank for this. "

- Sheila Collins, Truffles' Diary: The Encore

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" The service from the team at Apex has been first class, turning the fledgling idea into a finalised product in a very rapid turnaround. The design and quality of the finished product was very good and this can only assist with its marketing. In terms of promotion and advertising Apex are top notch from leaflet drops and press launches through to magazine adverts, they seem to have every avenue covered. I heartily recommend Apex for their expertise in handling a plethora of subjects and genres in their ever expanding range. "

- Peter Miles, The Southend United Quiz Book: 800 Questions on The Shrimpers

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" There can be few things more challenging than turning someone else’s dream into reality. Especially when that dream is as complicated as it is unique to that individual. Producing a book that is both commercially viable and true to the authors wishes, probably tops that list of ‘toughest things to accomplish.’ That's why a company like Apex towers above its competitors. From the initial manuscript phase to the day your book hits the shelves, Apex provides a slick, polished and professional service that could become the textbook example of how publishing should be done. Bravo. "

- Kizzi Nkwocha, Heavens Fire

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" The service I have received has been exceeding efficient – almost scarily so. Queries have been dealt with promptly and everyone is really ‘on the ball’. I could not be more pleased with my book, in particular the cover design, which is really aesthetically attractive. I would like to thank everyone at Apex Publishing Ltd for having faith in me and enabling me to realise a lifelong dream. "

- Janet Lee, Kissed by Angels: The Biography of Lorraine Butler

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" Once again the end product exceeded my expectations and I know that Apex Publishing Ltd worked very hard to get the book out as soon as possible, looking as good as possible. The service just gets better and better. I am very proud of the three books that I have had published with Apex and of my association with them. "

- Adam Pearson, The England Quiz Book

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" It is an amazing experience working with Apex Publishing Ltd as you see your work transform from original manuscript through all the stages to reach the final hallowed product of a fully published book! Staff at Apex Publishing have, at all levels of the process from script acceptance onwards through to publication and marketing, been superb in encouraging and guiding the author with their experience and expertise. They subtly add their professional input without in any way diluting or detracting from the author's concept. I am so very pleased with and proud of the quality of the printed publication of 'Give My Love To...' thanks Apex! "

- Graham Inward, Give My Love To...

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" Apex Publishing Ltd is as passionate about publishing books, as you – the author, are about writing them. They offer an extremely professional service, offering guidance throughout the whole production process and, more importantly, once your book has been published. The staff are both personable and polite, and they work tirelessly towards promoting and marketing your finish novel. I would highly recommend Apex to any first-time author, seeking to get their work into print, and if you’re prepared to work hard, then Apex Publishing Ltd will match you every step of the way. "

- Paul Cave, Cold Light of Day

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" Overall I found my publishing experience with Apex a positive one. They took on board my many requests and we worked together in a very professional manner towards completion. They were excellent in routine correspondence. "

- Chris Mallon, Light at the End of the Tunnel

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" The four stages until completion flew by as each request was completed by me, the next was presented to me within 24 hours. The speed at which this stage by stage process was carried out was astonishing. From being introduced to Apex Publishing Ltd in September, my book was ready for sale by mid-December. I am so impressed with the speed, clarity and high standard of the Apex Publishing team, I would recommend this publisher to anyone who has a passion and desire to see their writing in print and reach the public domain. "

- Terry Smith, Nil Desperandum: Never Despair - A Biography of Patsy Feeley

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" The publication of my first book 'The Encounter' with Apex Publishing Ltd was a very pleasant experience. I found Apex to be polite, extremely helpful and very professional throughout the publication process. I would not hesitate to recommend Apex Publishing Ltd to other authors as I am more than delighted with the end product. "

- Hanna Horrell, The Encounter

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" The service I have received from Apex Publishing Ltd during what has been for me a new venture has been good, friendly and efficient. I am pleased with the final product - the cover design and the general layout of the book. Apex Publishing Ltd have served both me and the book well. "

- Alan R. Gawith, Thinking from the Edge

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" One makes a great leap of faith when a publisher is recommended by a total stranger from another publishing firm. But I was told that Apex had a good reputation and that all their clients seemed very pleased with the results. I now have the end result in my hands and am delighted with my book: the cover, quality of the paper, print and the originality of my work being still intact. Professionalism and courtesy run in tandem with this firm and I always felt that my input was of true significance - many thanks to everyone at Apex who has been involved in this "

- Maggie Cotton, Wrong Sex, Wrong Instrument

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" As a 'first-timer' and knowing nothing about the procedure of having a book published I was full of nerves and apprehension. But I needn't have worried so much as the help and consideration I received were second to none. Thank you for your unfailing patience with my mundane questions and your efficient and amazing, prompt replies to my e-mails. A grateful thanks to all the Apex team. "

- Jill Prior, One Moment In Time

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" I thought the artwork was superb, it conveyed exactly the right impression. And just as impressive for me were the editorial comments made in relation to The Barn. The editors' questions had the effect of clarifying some of the obscurities in the text, in that they made me have to think again about it. "

- Edmund Romilly, The Barn

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" I am very pleased with the overall production of 'The Red Devils Quiz Book'. I am grateful to Apex for publishing my book, and it has an excellent cover. I just hope all my fellow United fans like it. "

- John DT White, The Red Devils Quiz Book

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" It would be impossible for me to bestow sufficient praise onto Apex Publishing in just one short paragraph. Having said that, Apex offered nothing but the highest form of professionalism, care and attention towards my manuscript, turning it from a rough script into a quality novel. Just as importantly, Apex offer continued help, post-publication, in getting your finished book into libraries, shops, and magazines for review, etc. I would strongly advise any first-time author, looking to have their work published, to seek out Apex Publishing Ltd. Indeed, I enjoyed the process that much I have already signed contracts with Apex to have my second novel published! "

- Paul Cave, Something of the Night

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" This truly is a service where the publisher's experience respectfully guides you through the process, which is perfect if you are a novice like myself. The book is of high quality and I now join others who have let Apex Publishing Ltd aid them in realising a dream. I have no hesitation in recommending them to any aspiring author. "

- Estelle Simone Webster, The Plan of the Highest Will

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" I am extremely pleased with the service I have received from Apex Publishing Ltd. The staff answered any questions or queries I had and guided me through the four stages of production. I am delighted with the finished product and can recommend Apex Publishing Ltd to any other novice author, like myself. "

- Wendy Evans, Facing Neuralgia

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" I am proud of my association with Apex Publishing Ltd. They have been a constant source of encouragement and support to me from the first draft to the final printed copy. I couldn't be happier with the end result. "

- Adam Pearson, The Official Southampton Quiz Book: 1,200 Questions on The Saints

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" I thought the artwork was superb. The book blurb was terrifically intriguing. And just as impressive for me were the editorial comments "

- Edmund Romilly, Skinner

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" Having my first book published with Apex Publishing Ltd was a great experience full of wonderful emotions during the process, and an incentive to start my second. I found Apex to be polite, prompt, professional and understanding towards a first-time writer like myself. I would not hesitate to recommend Apex Publishing as they have produced a more than pleasing end product. I love it - a big thank you to Apex. "

- Mark S. Bennison, Military Rule

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" Apex Publishing Limited has published a number of sports related Quiz Books written by me and my latest book, The Ibrox Bears Quiz Book, has been produced to the same high quality standard as the others. "

- John DT White, The Ibrox Bears Quiz Book: Over 1,500 Questions on Glasgow Rangers Football Club

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" I am just as delighted with the second book Apex have produced for me as I was with the first! The quality of the editing and production have again been first class and the cover photo and design has drawn appreciative comments from everyone so far who has seen it. I am hoping for the success with this new book that I am enjoying with the previous one. I would recommend Apex to any person starting out on the writing trail. "

- Sheila Collins, Truffles' Diary: One Year On

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" Apex have been extremely helpful and encouraging from the outset. Nothing prepares you for the sight of your own book! And Apex give you the best in terms of service and product both before, during and continuing after publication. Be prepared to work hard and Apex will match you every step of the way. "

- Robert Auty, Trance Warriors: The Siege of Scarn

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" Apex keep you informed of each stage and deliver everything and more that they promise. The service was one hundred and one percent. I was delighted with the end product. "

- Sheila Woods, Maud's Stone

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" Excellent, very professional service. The staff have a very calm, reassuring nature which is a great help for a novice writer like myself and only added to the enjoyment and excitement of the whole project. Very pleased with the final product, full marks all round. "

- Jim Dawkins, The Loose Screw: The Shocking Truth About Our Prison System

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" I found Apex Publishing Ltd to be very prolific and professional in their exchange, with a work ethic that reflects understanding, depth and integrity, putting the author at ease. Thank you for the finished product. "

- Adam Imaan, Timeless Ripple

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" I am very grateful to this publication house not only for bringing my life dream to be an author of this very first book on the fisheries science of my own country, but also it was a work of art to produce such a beautiful and quality book with more than 220 colour picture fish of the Eritrean Red Sea. The staff were so cooperative and consistent up to the end to answer many of my questions. I highly recommend Apex Publishing Ltd for beginner as well as professional authors to make your dreams come true. "

- Amanuel Tesfamichael, Commercial Fish of the Eritrean Red Sea

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" The service has been excellent, prompt and efficient. "

- Philip Sagar, Like Asif

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" Once again Apex Publishing Limited has managed to provide a high quality book from the material I sent them. I am very pleased with the final product. Well done to everyone on the Apex Team. "

- John DT White, The Unofficial Chelsea Quiz Book

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" I was treated exceptionally well throughout the whole production of "Lost in a Poet's Mind" and I am delighted with the finished product. This is the first time that I have worked with Apex and I am very impressed. "

- Simon Bromley, Lost in a Poet's Mind

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" Apex Publishing Ltd is an excellent publisher. I was really pleased with the final product, 'Novel Ideas', which was of much better quality than many of the larger publishers could have managed both with respect to format and paper used. I can certainly recommend any author to use Apex Publishing Ltd - they provide an excellent service. "

- Jeff Thorburn - author of Novel Ideas,

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" I found Apex Publishing Ltd to be very helpful and polite through each of the production stages during the publication process. I am most impressed with the finished article and very pleased with its appearance indeed. I am very happy with the quality of my finished book which has obviously been produced to a very high standard. Excellent work! "

- Caroline Robinson, Slaughterman

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" Apex Publishing Limited pulled out all of the stops with my Ipswich Town Quiz Book. It is my eighth book with Apex and the best by a long way. "

- John DT White, The Official Ipswich Town Quiz Book: 1,250 Questions on Ipswich Town FC

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" From the moment I started writing this book I knew I was on a winner and Apex have done a superb job putting all of my questions together to leave us with what I believe to be a really enjoyable read. I hope Celtic fans enjoy testing themselves on the 1,500 questions in the book as much as I enjoyed compiling them. "

- John DT White, The Hoops Quiz Book: 1,500 Questions on Glasgow Celtic Football Club

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" I didn't realise how much work Apex had put into this book until I received the finished product. The book is Apex's usual high quality and I am very pleased with it. "

- John DT White, The Motor Racing Quiz Book: Covering Grand Prix Racing

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" The services received were excellent. "

- Emmanuel Kosamu Mulwabo, Marketing Management for College Students

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" This book looks just as impressive as all of the other books Apex and I have worked on together "

- John DT White, The Tennis Quiz Book: Covering Wimbledon and Other Grand Slams

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" I loved working with Apex Publishing. They kept me regularly up-to-date with any developments regarding production and publicity. They also worked very hard to overcome any problems encountered in the pre-production process. Now the book is finished and looking superb, I will miss my regular correspondences with them. "

- Adam Pearson, The Diary of an Unwilling Virgin

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" Apex Publishing Ltd did a great job of producing "Harriet". The process was quick and simple, but still incredibly professional. The finished book looked great, exceeding my expectations. Thanks for all your hard work, it is appreciated "

- Tony James, Harriet

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" Thank you for a wonderfully laid out book, which is complemented by a superb front cover design. I could not have found a better publishing company than Apex Publishing Ltd; from day one the courtesy and encouragement shown to me were first class, be it through correspondence or telephone. Well done Apex, you have presented me a fine book, which I am very proud of. I would recommend you to any author seeking publication of his/her work. "

- Joseph James, Above The Water Line

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" Apex Publishing Ltd has handled the complete process from the original manuscript to the finished product very speedily and efficiently. I was particularly impressed with their skilful and unobtrusive editing which sharpened up the whole book. The cover design is also very appealing and will hopefully encourage people to buy the book. "

- Sheila Collins, Truffles' Diary

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" Apex Publishing Ltd have made my dream of becoming a published author a reality. The services provided from the initial stage to the finished product were fabulous. "

- Eugenia Amartey, The Bird Boy

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" My fifth book, and they keep getting better – well done Apex. "

- John DT White, The Official Tottenham Hotspur Quiz Book: 1,250 Questions on Tottenham Hotspur

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" I am amazed at the quality of the end product and the service received. "

- Garry Shaw, Urchin: A Child of War

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" From front cover to back, this book oozes quality. Once again I am really impressed with what Apex have done with this book, my fourth with them. It is hard to believe that this book was a word document when I sent it to the Apex team and they then transformed it into the finished product. Put your faith in Apex because they put their faith in you. "

- John DT White, The Ultimate Football Quiz Book: Covering Top Flight Football in England

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" What can I say except congratulations to everyone at Apex for producing a superb looking book. The colour photographs inside really enhance the overall quality of the book. This is my third book with Apex and they seem to get better and better each time. If you are thinking of having your own book published, Apex should be your first choice. "

- John DT White, The Tour de France Quiz Book

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" The final product is so much better than I ever imagined and the professionalism and help from all at Apex have been outstanding. From the incredible accuracy of the copy-editor to the wonderful artwork of the front cover design, I have been extremely impressed by every stage of the publication process. The books are selling well and I am proud to tell people about Apex Publishing Ltd. "

- Rachel Donkersley, The Umbrella Graveyard

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" From the first time I made contact with Apex Publishing Ltd I have been very impressed with the service that they offer. Now I have the finished product, which I am very pleased with. "

- Brian Pattimore, Poems and Readings from Meditation

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" The service I received was outstanding. Everything was taken into account which made the whole process swift and easy. "

- Marco Bucciferro, Reject World

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" Superb! Well done Apex. This is the second book Apex have published for me and is a continuation of the high standard of excellence that runs through this company. I received nothing but advice and feedback on a timely basis from Apex through every stage of this book. All I can say is that if anyone is apprehensive about showing their work to a publisher at least let Apex see it because they may just make your dreams come true. "

- John DT White, The Golf Quiz Book

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" Thank you for the professional and beautiful job you did on my book "Raised on ELVIS! ELVIS! ELVIS!". The high quality of the paper made the pictures stand out so much better. The colour is excellent on them. It was a pleasure working with you. "

- Sandi Haynes Pichon, Raised on Elvis! Elvis! Elvis!: A Look Back at the Good Times

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" I am absolutely delighted with the first of many books that Apex will be publishing for me. Like any author you always wonder what the final product will look like after you send in your first draft. Well Apex more than alleviated any concerns I may have had by the very high standard they achieved from front cover to back with my book. If you are thinking about using a publisher then you will find it difficult to better Apex Publishing Ltd. "

- John DT White, The Snooker Quiz Book

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" I was extremely pleased with the service given by Apex right from the start. The finished product is brilliant, better than I ever expected. I would certainly want to use Apex again. They are a brilliant way into the market for unknown authors. "

- Nichol Williams, S.N.O.T.

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" I couldn't be more satisfied than I am with the service of Apex Publishing - they have been really quick and efficient. The finished product couldn't have been better. The cover is so outstanding that it draws attention to the book. I really appreciate the courteous service that I have received. "

- Mary Howis, The Mercury Man: Freddie Mercury in My Life

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" Beautiful! I am very content with the quality and speed from Apex. My family, friends and patients are so happy to see my work finally published. "

- Estelle Carraz-Bernabei, Healing Teas for your Body, Mind & Soul

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" The service I received from Apex Publishing has been excellent - from first enquiries to the finished book. In this case it was a single 16 verse poem with 8 full colour reproductions of Van Gogh pictures and one on the cover. I think the typeface chosen is attractive as is the cover, page layout and the whole little paperback book. A particularly good summary of Van Gogh's life was printed on the back. "

- Adrian Campbell, Vincent Van Gogh

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" The book is marvellous. I can't wait to see it sold everywhere - so professionally done in such a quick time - a great way to publish your work - so well put together. "

- Estelle Carraz-Bernabei, Simple Herbal & Aromatherapy Recipes for your Body, Mind & Soul

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" Apex Publishing have been totally upfront and supportive. The book is a lovely finished article, just how I envisaged. Thank you Apex for believing in my book." "

- J. Thompson Bird, Eventually

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" Excellent service - I love the books published by you. "

- Emmanuel Kosamu Mulwabo, Research Methodology for College Students

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" My book looks beautiful, thank you so much. I have had numerous phone calls and letters of a complimentary nature, regarding the book, from friends and colleagues that bought a copy. "

- Jeanette Mann, Pearls of Wisdom

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