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We are always on the look-out for new authors and ideas for new books. Some things we love are: undiscovered authors, open-source software, Creative Commons, crowd-funding, faith and laughter.


Once your manuscript is finished, typesetting is the next step. We have 12 years of experience in preparing books for print - as much an art as a science. We never use template formatting and strive to make your book look as good as we can.


Cover design is one of our strengths. We are proud to say we design each and every book cover from scratch - using your ideas to produce a stunning and attractive book cover.


Your book will be assigned its own ISBN number and barcode. We also handle legal deposit (a legal requirement) for the British Library and the Agency for the Legal Deposit Libraries.


Depending on your needs, we will make your eBook available on Amazon Kindle, Apple iBooks, Google Play Store, Barnes & Noble, Scribd, Oyster and Kobo (which includes WH Smith, Yuzu, Blio and Inktera).


With two sound engineers as part of our extended team, we can help you record and distribute your book as an audio book on the three main platforms: Audible, Amazon and iTunes.


When we publish your book, we make it available to both online and 'bricks and mortar' bookshops through a variety of channels. We fulfil all orders from our own stock (usually via print-on-demand), giving you an easy hands-off way to sell your books.


For each sale that you make that we fulfil (i.e. wholesale, online and eBook sales), we will pay you a royalty. This will be agreed at the outset, dependent on the agreed retail price.


We can provide you with unlimited author copies at wholesale prices to sell or give away. Since most of our business is print-on-demand, we will never pressure you into printing more copies than you need. We can even print just a single copy if that is all you want.

Use the links below to find out about some of our recent projects.
Spandex Ballet (Lee Kyle)
Spandex Ballet (Lee Kyle)
Imagine if you’d always dreamed of being a professional wrestler. The bright lights, the screaming crowds, the money and...
Pick & Mix (T.L.Cowell)
Pick & Mix (T.L.Cowell)
Words, though often ridiculed as being nothing but wind, have power. A ripple can change a country, can change...
3 Peas In A Pram (Rosie Farrow)
3 Peas In A Pram (Rosie Farrow)
Travel with my triplet sisters and myself through this collective autobiography during the trials and tribulations of the 1950s...
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McKnight & Bishop is a small company so you can be sure that you are getting personal service and you aren't paying for another yacht for some fat cat! We pride ourselves on being responsive to customer needs and delivering high quality publishing services that are excellent value for money.


Company Director

An experienced writer, publisher and graphic designer, Mark oversees all of our projects including work that is outsourced to trusted local professionals.


Who Are We?

We're passionate about books. There's no feeling like holding your own book in your hands and that's why we love what we do - helping authors like you to get your books to print. McKnight & Bishop is not a traditional publisher - we don't pay advances, we don't have a big marketing department and you'll have to sell all your own books. We'll make it available online but if no-one knows it's there, they won't buy it. But we also won't trick you into buying services or books that you don't need. If you want to self-publish but don't know how, we're here to help you. We have the expertise and experience to help you in your publishing journey. Like all industries, there are sharks out there but we endeavour not to be one of them. If you think we're over charging you, tell us. We will always agree a price before we start any work and do our level best to avoid any increases. Yes, our services cost money but maybe not as much as you think. Use our instant quote page to put an estimate together. Since every project is different, it is difficult to give an exact quote but please get in touch and we will tailor a package for you.

Contact Details

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We think we offer a great service. But don't just take our word for it. Here's what some of our customers had to say.

The great thing about using a small, growing publisher like McKnight and Bishop is that you get the impression that they really care about the work, and that it’s not just going to be glossed over or lost in a sea of competing transcripts. Working with M&B removes all the hassle of self-publishing – they do everything for you except write the book – while still retaining the profit margins of releasing a book independently.


I have been writing books for seven years. My latest, published by McKnight Bishop, was my seventh. Whilst I love writing, the publishing process can be taxing and arduous, draining the optimism and creativity out of all involved. Working with McKnight & Bishop has freed me from those concerns. They have been swift, efficient, patient and full of creative energy. I shall look forward to working with them again.


"The [Ofsted] inspectors were very impressed with our text books and had not seen anything like them in any Northern Ireland school."


Music Teacher

We love new ideas for books. If you have one, if your book is finished, or you just want some advice, don't hesitate to get in touch.

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