About Us

The Self-Publishing Partnership Ltd (SPP) is an established independent provider, founded by Garry Manning, Douglas Walker and Roger Hibbert, who collectively have many years of book publishing experience.

Under the knowledgeable guidance of Frances Prior-Reeves, our Managing Editor, all our regular team of proofreaders, copy-editors and designers, etc. are professionally qualified in their particular areas of expertise.

With our offices conveniently located near Bath, we’re always happy to chat to our clients, either on the phone or better still, if you can pay us a visit.

Please note that SPP endeavour to follow good and fair practice. The Society of Authors recently published a report calling for consistent standards in our sector; Paid-For Publishing. We agree  and comply with the Key Publishing Principles outlined therein.

The Brown Dog Bookshop

Brown Dog Books

Brown Dog Books is our publishing imprint, in which we include SPP self-published titles. However, it’s entirely optional whether to feature the logo on your book.

Meet the Team

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Roger & Garry

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SPP are pleased to be sponsors of The Independent Bath Literature Festival

Any Questions?

We’ll be pleased to answer any queries.