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Case Study: Gordon Bloor

8 February, 2015 in News

Gordon Bloor writes under the pseudony Douglas Westcott and self-published his first novel, Go Swift and Far, with CPI.

“CPI came by recommendation from another self-publishing author and also had the great advantage of being local at Chippenham, I used them for the whole production purpose, including proof-reading and e-book conversion. I had a separate editorial team,” Bloor explains. “I needed someone I could trust and to show me how to produce the books, I needed a printer that was honest, helpful, reliable, experienced and capable of producing a first-class quality product at the most economic price.

“Sales of the book over the past 15 months (including the e-book edition) now exceed 5,000 and I am about to go to a fourth edition, ready for the Bath tourist market in 2015.”

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Reviews

‘I loved this book. Full of fascinating history, very exciting and I look forward to the sequel.’

Sarah Lewis

‘An interesting and believable cast of characters move through the conflict of development versus conservation, still relevant in Bath today as the city continues to deal with how society and social mores have changed over the years.’

Kate Joyce

“Westcott burnishes his well won reputation as the  Grand Master of intrigue with this much anticipated sequel to acclaimed Go Swift and Far ; nothing less than brilliant as with the deft hand of an ancient god  he manoeuvres  the fate of the great and  less than good of Bath across the chess board of life. Check mate; but who wins …..”

Patrick McCloy

“A young man buffeted by world events is left reeling, but survives to build his own empire in Bath. The ancient city has seen it all and has her own cards to play...  Douglas Westcott writes from experience of the chaos of history, business, and wild passions in this gripping trilogy.”

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