Our wonderful author, Ruth Livingstone, has just been shortlisted for the non-fiction category of the most prestigious indie award in the UK: The International Rubery Book Award. The Rubery is the longest established book award in the UK for indie/self-published books. The judges have a keen eye for quality, and this is not the first time one of our authors has been selected.
Ruth Livingstone’s book, Walking The English Coast: A Beginner’s Guide, was praised by the judges for its “deceptively straightforward style” and “practical advice that you feel you ought to know, but actually don’t, from what shoes to wear to how to deal with cows”.
About Ruth Livingstone
Ruth Livingstone is a GP and realised in her mid-fifties that although she gave people a lot of advice about living a healthy lifestyle, she herself had become a bit of a couch potato. Not one to do things by halves, she set herself a challenge: to walk the entire English coast. Of course, this was a huge undertaking. A steep learning curve followed. She wrote down everything she wished someone had told her before she started (from map-reading to dealing with blisters), and tracked her progress on her fantastic blog: www.coastalwalker.co.uk.
The blog became so popular that she decided to take it one step further and produce a beautiful full colour, large format book to help and inspire people on their walking journeys, whether they are just dipping their toes in or setting themselves big challenges. She covers everything, from how to map out and plan, what you need to buy (and what is not worth carrying with you), how to keep yourself safe, as well as sharing her own personal anecdotes, so you can learn from her experiences. If you plan to get outdoors this summer, this will have you reaching for your walking boots in no time.
“I wanted my book to read well and to look wonderful too. The editors at I_AM Self-Publishing helped me improve the text and created a great layout for the book – with photographs, highlighted boxes and a series of Top Tips. It was great to bounce ideas around and to have their professional help with the project.” Ruth Livingstone
Walking the English Coast is available now on Amazon and at other good retailers.