About Christal Publishing


Who are we?
Christal Publishing is a small independent publisher located in North Wales, UK. on the edge of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

Formed in 2011 by Christine Prescott BA(Hons)Professional Studies in Education, LCGI, Lic.CIPD, T.Cert. 

Aim. 

To provide ​access and opportunity for everyone to develop and achieve their potential as a 'whole' person.

Objective. 

  • To publish books written with a burning need to share  profound, emotional, travel adventures (on a motorbike).
  • To make learning accessible for those who are unable to attend formal courses but, in order to realise their potential and enhance their future , needed to fill gaps in life skills and experiences. 

Our Products.
Christal Publishing offers an eclectic mix of books  that, for the best possible reading experience. To reach a global readership, are offered in print and multiple e-book formats.

  • Illustrated biographical travel-based non-fiction. Available in Paperback (Perfect Bound), Glossy  Hardcover and eBook.
  • Travel-based fiction. Available in Paperback (Perfect Bound Soft Cover), Glossy  Hardcover and eBook .
  • User-friendly  illustrated self-help books for career, employability and life development Available in Paperback and eBook.

Production.

All aspects of editing, formatting, book interior and jacket design are undertaken in-house to meet a variety of submission criteria.

For the best possible reading experience and to reach a global readership, we offer all titles in print and e-book formats. All illustrations - photographs, tables, charts, diagrams, and/or images - are in full colour in the eBooks and black and white in print.

Global Distribution.
Christal Publishing use the worldwide distribution services of Ingram Content Group for  both print and eBooks.
The main UK distributor is Gardners who also distribute to libraries through their sister company Askews and Holts.

Print Distribution.

All books are print to order (print on demand from a single copy upwards) with the print and distribution services of Ingram Lightning Source- part of the Ingram Content Group. The books are printed  using high quality, acid-free paper from responsible sources. The Ingram Book Group's global distribution services reach booksellers, libraries, schools, Internet commerce companies and other partners around the world. Ingram Lightning Source has printing facilities in the  UK, US, Australia, and Europe. In addition, there are global print and distribution partnerships around the world. This cuts shipping costs.

Worldwide. Retailers, colleges, and libraries  can order direct from Ingram Lightning Source. Their  iPage ordering  system, from one copy at a time and upwards, makes a fast turnaround time possible. 

UK based Gardners Books (which includes Askews and Holts Library Services Ltd. and Browns Books for Students), is also the main UK  distributor to booksellers, schools, libraries and colleges.

Digital Distribution. At Christal Publishing, we believe that reader choice is paramount. Therefore all titles are re-formatted and converted for most reading devices.

  • Currently, expanded distribution of digital media with Ingram Spark offers ePub distribution through an increasingly worldwide portfolio of  e-Retailers such as Apple, Kobo, Nook and more; Libraries, Universities, and Colleges.
  • All titles are also available for the Kindle /Kindle Apps with Amazon, on Google Play in the ePub format, and in the Smashwords Store for download in a variety of formats for most reading devices which include ePub, mobi (KIndle) pdf,PC, and more.

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