Professional Publishing
YouCaxton Publications began life in the 1980s as Lazy Summer Books Ltd., the Oxford-based publishing and book design company. We have been creating high-quality books for over thirty years. We provide publishing services to authors wishing to self publish and we develop finished books for other publishers, managing the entire process from commissioning through to print, including design, research and editorial. We also publish a small number of our own books each year under the YouCaxton imprint.
Authors who choose to self-publish with YouCaxton have access to all the editorial, production and design services available to commercial publishers and have full use of our unique author-management system. The author is always in control and decides what they would like to do themselves and what they would like us to do for them. At the start of a new project, there is a free consultation session during which we explain the process and discuss how we can help.

Bob Fowke (Managing Editor)

Bob Fowke is a prolific writer with over sixty books to his name, most of them published by major London publishers, mainly Hodder Headline but also Oxford University Press, Collins and Heinemann. He was a co-founder of Lazy Summer Books Ltd., the publishing and design company. In addition, he has self-published several titles and is a committed advocate of self publishing. He contributes articles to the Guardian Online.

The Guardian – The man behind Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner
Spectator – There was a ship quoth he
New Yorker – He shot the Albatross
Hachette Children’s Books – Author details

Kate Evans (Editor)

Kate Evans was brought up in Oxford where her father was an antiquarian book seller. She worked as a potter for many years but has always kept a keen eye on literature. Kate is an experienced editor and proof reader.

Steve Edwards (Print and Production manager)

Steve Edwards is a specialist print engineer with long experience in the print and publishing industry. He works with a wide range of printing companies using different technologies including Print-On-Demand, Offset Litho and  Fine-Art Prints. He also manages the preparation of books for ebook publishing. Steve can provide advice and print management on all types of print production, whether traditional or electronic, and will match your project to the most suitable printer. As well as book production, Steve organizes the production of printed publicity material.
Steve also manages the printing of Fine-Art Giclee prints and Art Books for UKGiclee.

Robert Branton (Systems Consultant)

After studying at the Computing Laboratory in Oxford, Robert co-founded Memotech Ltd and was a director of Lazy Summer Books Ltd, the publishing and design company. He worked with the Compulexis consultancy which advised on the production of dictionaries and reference books as well as producing associated software used by Oxford University Press, Santillana, Liber Norstedts and the EU Terminology database. Robert subsequently spent several years working as an analyst for the Office for Criminal Justice Reform and also founded
The Art Circus and UKGiclee websites which support and promote the work of artists and illustrators.

Russell Wall (Book Design)

An alumnus of the Slade School of Art, Russell has a background in printmaking, design and typography in London’s Fleet Street. He has worked with many of the major London newspapers and is expert in this area. He founded the Book-Bridge Library, a charity that stocks school libraries in poor regions of the Phillipines.
Book-Bridge Library