Testimonials



Doreen Fiol
Doreen Fiol
Tony Attwood
Tony Attwood
Jess Sturman-Coombs
Jess Sturman-Coombs
In the past three years I’ve published three short-run history books via Lonsdale, and I have to say I’ve been thrilled by the result.

I can imagine that for many people one printer is like another, but Lonsdale have done a superb job on the covers of my books – far more than I could ever do myself – and have made them look utterly professional. There is no way you could ever tell that these were short run digital books rather than mainstream titles with print runs in the tens of thousands.

The proof of this is the way that certain stores have taken the books and sold them. They see the book as objects as well as literary works, and sad though that is for the author, it means that the book has to look right.This is what Lonsdale has done for me.

I would also add one point of detail. One of my three books was written with a co-author, who became very fussy (if I may use that word without him hitting me) about getting the colour of the historic scene on the cover just right.

Lonsdale were patience personified, running the cover several times to help us get the tint exactly right.

As for the rest: the price was excellent, delivery was on time, every question was answered.

I am certain that somewhere out there is a printer who will say to me – oh we could have knocked 20p per book off the price. But there is no way I am going to risk losing the quality of work that I get, for a small extra profit.

These books each represent a year of my life, and I want books that I can be proud of, and can give to my children and say, “Look, your dad did that”.