‘Alexa helped me before I even spoke to her! This was because the information and advice on her website was so thorough that I could navigate a lot of the publishing world just by reading her articles.

Alexa sourced an ISBN for me and the reason I chose her was because of her great wealth of knowledge about the process, and also because she made it so easy for me! I liked the fact that Alexa lets the author hold all the rights to their work and I am confident I can commission her to coach me in the future. She assures me that the first book is the hardest and then the seed is sown for more! It is proving true already!

I would highly recommend working with Alexa for her practical and logical approach that gives the author the confidence in their own abilities to do this!’ Kerry Low Author of Destination Dream Job Journal

I always wanted to write a book, but that was the easy part. As I prevaricated with the ending, the aspect that caused some concern was the publication. Committed to self-publication, the appropriate publisher was important to me. 

After some searching, and a false start, I discovered Alexa. From the moment we began the discussion, I couldn’t help but be impressed with her confidence and her consummate professionalism. That was enough for me to trust her with my project. Thereafter, Alexa walked me through the necessary steps, applied her expertise and experience, communicated almost daily, and brought the project to happy fruition.

The resultant book is just what I expected, and has generated a very welcome response. My recommendation to any budding author would be to take Alexa at her word. If your project is worthy of publication, Alexa  should be one’s first port of call

Should I ever attempt a second book, I hope Alexa will once more consider me a client.’ Keith Shortland


‘I approached Alexa for an ISBN number and received it in 24 hours. It can take up to ten days with some suppliers. Alexa also registered the book for me, making it a pleasant easy transaction and why I have been back again. It is always a pleasure to work with Alexa. Thanks Alexa!’ Cat Weatherill


‘If you are thinking about publishing your own book, don’t hesitate to connect with Alexa at Compass Publishing. Alexa got my project unstuck in five minutes and the Self-Publishing Check list from her website is the single most valuable and comprehensive guide I have found on getting published – and I’ve spent days looking.’ Bruce Caswell – TwentySix2


‘Although my book was already in the process of being printed by another company, Compass Publishing were extremely helpful in guiding me through the ins and outs of obtaining an ISBN number. I was on the verge of not bothering with one as the cost was high and the application forms complicated. Alexa not only provided me with a number (a lot cheaper than elsewhere) but sent it through within an hour of my call with very little formality. I was guided patiently through the Verso page layout and everything fell into place. Very impressive, very cheerful and very professional. I wish I’d found Compass-Publishing sooner.’ Bob Price – Penguins on the Rocks


‘Just a note of thanks for all the help and support you have given me over the last few months. I have found your input invaluable both generally and specifically with Amazon. I hope to complete the second in the series of ‘Riddly-Rhymes Country Creatures Can you Find me?’ in the Spring of next year and have no doubt that once again I will come to you for help, if not before. At all times you have been encouraging, professional and extremely helpful.’ Chris Redshaw – Riddly Rhymes