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Self publishing and book printing. Experts in design and typography

Tricorn Books specialises in affordable self publishing and book printing 

We provide a personal service to authors by listening to what you want and guiding you every step of the way. This allows you to take control in self publishing and book printing.  We are professional, reliable and good at what we do, and will always be there to take your call. 

"When I finished my book, I ran it past several conventional publishers. None of them liked it. “Thanks, but no thanks!” was the response. However, Dan and the team at Tricorn Books loved it. They were fantastic at giving it a good polish, and organising the publishing, packaging and printing. Sales have now passed two thousand. I’m thrilled and enormously grateful that Tricorn Books were so keen to get involved. I know where I’ll be going with the next book." Charlie Flindt
Charlie Flindt
Author / Farmer

Who we are

Tricorn Books is a small, local company that packs a punch. In addition to many local authors, we have worked with some high profile, national and international clients. Happy clients include The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, Alex Thomson Racing & Hugo Boss and the Royal Navy as well as the Falkland Islands’ Government, Nephrology specialist Dr RF Mushtaq and international artist Ursula Sternberg.

How we work

Over the last 10 years we have been successful in attracting, supporting and maintaining many authors. Firstly, by developing a personal working relationship. Also, we understand how important your book is to you and will guide you through the whole process. The books we produce are of a quality that will sit happily on the shelf of any leading book shop. This will give, you, the author, the credibility and confidence you need when selling your work.

In conclusion, we offer value for money. As specialists in our field, our prices are competitive, our policy transparent and our authors, the focus of our attention. Memoirs, art, history; fiction or fact. We will make you proud.

Email info@tricornbooks.co.uk now for a no obligation quote or give us a call on 07881 844980

Having worked on projects with Dan and his team for around a decade as an author, a collaborator, and on location, I can attest to his commitment. A prompt and honest communicator, he has always gone above and beyond to get things right. With Tricorn you'll find none of the inflexibility or hidden surprises that can disrupt the simple desire to create something original, with attention to detail, and with a constant eye on mutual commercial success.
Alex Hibbert
Polar Explorer

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Book publishing consultantcy

Dan Bernard

Managing Director

Originally, we set up 131 Design Ltd specialising in creative photography, graphic design and film. However, the unique financial climate in 2008 quickly suggested we needed to diversify to stay afloat. So, we developed and launched a self publishing off-shoot, Tricorn Books. The name, Tricorn Books originated from our first publishing client, Dr Celia Clark and her tour de force work The Tricorn: The Life and Death of a Sixties Icon. Twelve years on Celia is still a client and Tricorn Books is going from strength to strength.

We have over 300 books to our credit and a client list as diverse as The Household Cavalry, Hugo Boss and polar explorer, Alex Hibbert. At the same time, we continue to push the boundaries, travelling to the Falklands, Borneo,  Svalbard and New Zealand on commissions. Consequently, we have met some fascinating people and had unparalleled access to many unique locations and events.

It’s been a good journey so far ….

Gail Baird, Co-founder and Consultant

With a background in marketing communications and design, my areas of expertise perfectly complemented the team. Having worked with national and international clients, had my own business and been freelance, I developed valuable client-facing skills. These skills enabled me to understand our clients’ needs and develop successful working relationships through active listening, critical thinking and problem solving.

Now, dividing my time between Tricorn Books and Portsmouth Football Club’s charitable arm, Pompey in the Community, I continue to support our authors on all aspects while developing our strategy and direction.

Liz Bourn, Editor and Proof reader

I started my publishing career at the age of eight when I wrote and illustrated a book about the kings and queens of England. Unfortunately, it wasn’t picked up by a major publisher. Probably, this was because I only had the patience to cover four of our monarchs, and my range of felt tip pens was limited to yellow, pink and green.

Later in life I landed a job at Harper Collins Publishers. Here, in the natural history department I learnt the craft of editing and proofreading. After that, I managed the Collins Gem series and highly renowned New Naturalist books. In addition, and too my delight, I got to meet David Attenborough.

From Harper Collins, I moved on to writing for magazines, subsequently launching my own publication which I ran for four years. Since then I have had many roles. For instance, I have been a newspaper editor, taught media writing at the University of Portsmouth and now offer editing and writing services for a range of clients.

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