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BOTH Press (submissions closed)

Producing Books For Adults With Dyslexia

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BOTH Press: About Us

We are a new publisher 'BOTH Press' to publish dysleixc friendly books for adults. We are passionate about helping people who have dyslexia, or have any difficulty with reading, to access the joy of good fiction. We aim to make exciting good quality fiction accessible to those not currently provided for by today’s traditional mass book market, furthermore we wanted to create a tool for our fellow booksellers to help those customers who deal with dyslexic and have difficulty reading. We are working with talented and award winning authors to publish titles of dyslexic friendly books for adults. I am a bookseller, and passionate about books and reading. 

We worked with a small team to make this all happen:

Alistair Sims 

Books on the Hill is Alistair Sims. He is the manager and commander-in-chief of the bookshop (though his partner, Chloe and his mother, Joanne, who set up the bookshop with him, may disagree with this description ). Alistair is dyslexic and has a PhD in history and archaelogy.  He struggled  to read  until he was 13 and is passionate about helping anyone who has difficulty reading. He is the driving force behind BOTH Press and  has been involved in every step in this project, from finding award winning authors to contribute, the cover design, and the road to publication, including setting up for distribution. 

Chrissey Harrison 

Books on the Hill  are collaborating with Chrissey Harrison, who is also an local author and member of North Bristol Writers Group. Chressey and Alistair have designed the bookcovers together, with Chrissey creating the finshed product we now look on at awe with. Nearly all the design work has been done by Chrissey, and she is also in charge of the printing process, typesetting and lialsing with the printer. We are so proud and appreciative to be working with her. 

Joanne Hall

Joanne Hall is an author, editor and formerly the Chair of BristolCon, Bristol’s premier (and only) science fiction and fantasy convention. We must give a huge thank you to Jo for proof reading the stories free of cost. 

Vicky Brewster 

Vicky Brewster has edited all the new stories by the authors. She specialises in editing and beta reading long-form fiction, although she also has experience in short-form fiction, non-fiction and academic work.   Vicky is a great editor, with her skills honed by years spent writing for the commercial market, and postgraduate academic study of both English Literature and Creative Writing.  She has also completed several course with SFEP on editing and proofreading.

What is Dyslexia? 

Dyslexia is a learning difference that primarily affects reading and writing skills. The NHS estimates that up to 1 in every 10 people in the UK have some form of dyslexia, while other dyslexic organisations believe 1 in 5 and more than 2 million people in the UK are severely affected Dyslexia does not stop someone from achieving. There are many people who are successful and are dyslexic. Famous actors, such as Orlando Bloom; Entrepreneurs like Theo Paphitis, and many, many more, including myself. All of who believe dyslexia has helped them to be where they are now. dyslexia, as I can attest to, does not go away. You don’t grow out of it.


We have Published 8 amazing books in our 2021 collection. You can find them on our BOTH Press shop page.

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Watch my interview with Steven Savile, one of our award winning authors,




Wall of Heroes

Thank you everyone who has supported us. In partiular everyone who supported the kickstarter. Here is the start of our Wall of Heroes.

As we  send through the rewards, we keep adding to the wall, untill all the rewards are sent.   

Nicholas Castro, Matt Knepper,  Thomas Michael, A.E. Bross, John "Millionwordman" Dodd, E Ingham, Seph Gallistel, Kat M., Sarah Wallace, Daniel Officer, Donna Scott, Mike Nicholson, T Messingham, Kyle Matsumura, Tricia G, Cheryl Morgan, Paul Henderson, NHB,Deirdre O'Leary, Aedan Lake, Marianne McDonald, Charlotte Emms, Peter sutton, Julian White, Clare Dornan, Jasmine Cole, Richard Tamblyn, Kristina ,Raimund Karl, Anna Grant, Alexandra Barnes, Sara Scott, Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights, Yo'Av Dar, F.A.B. Fantastic Alternative Brains,Camille Lofters, Bristolcon, Clare Schmitt, Henrik Sörensen, Stephanie Vincent, Kate Macdonald, Kevlin Henney, Amy Maleiß, Sarah Ash, EmmabBooks.com, Natalie.