Eye Books is a small, independent publisher founded in 1996 with the aim of publishing books about the extraordinary things ordinary people have done: everyday people who decide to stop talking about their dreams and actually go out and grab them. There is usually a strong travel element to their stories.

Lightning Books is the fiction imprint which works alongside Eye Books. It was founded in 2015 and created a strongly collaborative approach to publishing, which includes the offer of an enhanced publishing contract where authors have the chance to earn up to 50 percent royalties. Eye Books also believes in this approach and has therefore decided to offer the same enhanced deal to its authors and work together.

Like our writers, we passionately believe that the more you put into life, the more you get out of it. We also know that it isn’t easy to stop what you know and start what you don’t know. Through the books we publish we hope to inform, educate, motivate and inspire our readers to be able to let go and do what they think they can’t do, however big or small. We believe that by challenging the way we see things, we can evolve and grow and hope the books – both fiction and non-fiction – help readers achieve this.

We are always keen to add like-minded individuals to our team. We need freelancers who are skilled and committed: people who think they understand what it is that makes Eye/Lightning Books special. Jobs could include providing editorial support, proofreading, working on cover designs or typesetting.

If you would like to be involved, please contact us and share what you feel you can bring to the party.

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