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authors who have published their books through
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I want to thank you
again from my heart for all the help and
encouragement you have given me, for well over a
I think one of my secret, unachieved, longings must
have always been to be an 'author'. Whatever that
was, it somehow wasn't met by my two books on words
derived from textiles. Proud as I am of those, it
has only been since I turned to fiction and achieved
Turnaround Cottage that I feel to be an Author!
As I keep saying - truthfully - I couldn't have done
it without your collaboration, your advice and your
I don't think you fully realise yourself what an
expert you have become over the years in
facilitating and teaching your authors!
Dr Elinor Kapp
Well, here I am again,
writing in praise of my eighth book published by
Diadem Books. The tremendous feeling of satisfaction
is not easy to describe, when at last all the hard
work and effort is held in your hands…in the form of
Charles, the editor, is patient, excellent at doing,
what must sometimes be a very laborious task! He
listens to what YOU, the author, really wants and
always appears calm. Charles worked WITH me, as well
as FOR me… which is a pleasure to be treated as a
person… not just another customer!
I discovered Charles’ advert for Diadem Books in a
Saga magazine; he tells me it was a one-off advert.
Was this a coincidence or a gift from God? Whichever
it was… I bless the day I answered that advert.
Their website is professionally presented, and with
eight of my books in total now displayed I am a
happy customer indeed!
I recommend Charles and Diadem Books to any friend
who asks for my help in choosing a publisher. Epic
Times, Past and Present is another brilliant volume,
my largest attempt yet in my writing career.
Many thanks indeed from your humble author, Beth.
Beth Richards, author of Epic Times, Past and
Present. 16 April 2011. Clowne, Derbyshire.
have found Charles Muller's services absolutely
first rate. He is conscientious, efficient and
considerate (which seems to be a rare quality among
publishers!) He has a good website and he is able to
present his books very effectively. He will keep you
in touch with events as they happen and not leave
you stumbling in the dark. You would do well to
consider him seriously as your publisher.
(ROY HOLLAND BERE
Diadem don’t work for
There are thousands of people who claim to be able
to edit and proofread your work. The writing
magazines have numerous adverts proclaiming the same
but the charges can be prohibitive.
I sent off a large cheque to one particular
individual who then wrote back and said that my book
would ‘only stand on one shelf and that would be my
own.’ Heartbroken and deflated I put my manuscripts
away in a drawer.
After around 18 months I retrieved them from their
hiding place, re-read and edited them to the best of
my ability. Then I began the job of looking for a
I had written a complete trilogy of books and I
didn’t want to publish them as three individual
books, I wanted the whole story to stay together.
This was my main aim when I looked for a publisher.
Seeing an ad in Writer’s Magazine for Diadem Books
around May 2009, this advert was to change my life
It said that they would thoroughly proofread, edit,
and publish my work. Included in the package were
all the niggling things like ISBN’s and cover
design; inclusion on Amazon and other outlets, and a
page on their own site. In other words they took
your complete manuscript and did everything to bring
it to a professional standard (no matter how long
that takes). Diadem don’t work for you, they work
with you, and this helped me enormously.
It took a sack of rocks off my shoulders, and after
ten long years my three books- Merlin’s Crystal
Complete Trilogy, were published in August 2009.
I heartily recommend Dr Charles Muller, and all
those working for Diadem Books, for making my dream
come true. This was indeed the best investment I
ever made and I would recommend their services to
any writer who wants a first class job done on their
There’s nothing more wonderful than holding your
complete published book in your hand and I have my
very first copy in pride of place on my bookshelf.
Thank you Charles, Angus, Joanne, and all at Diadem!
Frances Pawley - Merlin's
from the Acknowledgements of
it as it Was by Kathleen Hann:] 'I would
like to thank Dr Charles Muller for his great help
and patience, especially in making sure that I was
happy with each process before moving on. I really
wish that there had been teachers like Dr Muller in
the Black Country when I was a child.'
(Kathleen Hann, 90 Telford UK.)
met Charles Muller of Diadem Books via the internet
after he had read a novel of mine published by the
London firm of Janus Publishing Company (in my
opinion Janus and fellow travellers must be avoided
After two years with Janus, publishing rights
automatically reverted to me.
Without personal delay, Mr Muller had that novel
plus a second novel published in America. Their
titles are Branigan and Tipsy Marsh
and are available from Barnes and Noble, Amazon and
Mr Muller does not guarantee sales (who could). He does, however, get your
work into print if he feels that it has reasonable
promotion seems to be in the lap of the Gods and
self-promotion is often necessary i.e. buying half a
dozen copies and asking the buyer at the larger
retail outlets if he/she would read it with the
thought to sales.
My connection with Mr Muller occurred
last year and with initial publishing delays it is
too early to comment on sales. However, if you want
to look at your own work in print, the cost is very
can highly recommend Charles's publishing business.
They are most professional and also handled
everything perfectly. All I did was get filled with
pride, get friends to buy, and finally even got a
royalty check even. Charles's effort on my behalf
was without stint and was honest and attentive and
caring. I feel sure that you can only but have the
same wonderful service and experience I have had and
continue to have every time I see my book listed on
Amazon or Barnes and Noble. You will not lose
anything with Charles and can only know how
satisfying it is to see your work in print and also
to tell your friends and family to buy the book. I
have had such wonderful feedback from people who
have read and, thankfully, enjoyed my short stories
that I feel I shall always be indebted to Charles
for his fine editing, service, and also going
through the setting up and preparation for
publication that he did on my behalf.
Dylan M. Weston,Portland, Oregon USA.)
book tours just began. I hastily adapted Two
Rabbits Reliant on Three Wheels to make it
politically correct, and it’s going down a storm
with kids and supervisors/teachers alike.
Thank you so, so much for putting me on a path that
led me away from nursing and into something that I
(Extract from letter: Michael Page EDINBURGH)
just want to thank you for taking me through the
rough ride of self-publishing. Without you I could
not have done it. THANK YOU AGAIN! Now lets make
author of Cinderella in Arabia;
, LONDON W1)
Letter from Jean Dion, author of
Love at my Fingertips:
I want to thank you from deep within my heart for
the wonderful job you did on my love
story, Love At My Fingertips.
truly wanted to reflect my innermost feelings from
deep down in my heart and soul—to bring out the
perfect romance that I still long for and am yet to
find. I sometimes had a hard time bringing out the
parts of the man of my dreams.
In those times of difficulty, you really came
through for me. You helped draw my perfect man out
of me exactly the way I wanted him to be.
I'm afraid it was a little raw to begin with but
with your expertise of being able to edit and
polish, it turned into something
elegant!...something to be proud of and I owe it all
to you! Thank you Charles for being able to reach
down inside of me and finding that perfect man and
helping him to surface!
You certainly have a way of bringing the best out of
Proud to be your friend,—Jean
Cocheco River N.H..
23 May 2002
wanted to thank you for all of the work that you put
into the book for me. It was a feeling that I'll
never forget seeing my name on the cover of a book
that other people are going to read. I hope that we
will be able to do this again. I have two more
(Marci Tyler: author
of The Rebirth of the Druids, Florida)
book Why Daddy, Why? is about extreme
cruelty from a daddy for his wife and children,
about a little girl's abuse from nuns who were
working for God in a convent where no one knew what
went on behind the closed doors, and about many
other incidents of injustice, and about a mother’s
unconditional love for her children. Behind
the scenes I had an editor (Dr. Charles H.
Muller) who brought this little girl through the
horrifying recollections of her life, chapter by
chapter. I couldn't have gone through reliving those
painful recollections without him. To him I say,
Thank You from the bottom of my heart. —
Emelia Dion Hardy,
just to keep you in the picture. This morning I
recieved a copy of
shadow and a Sigh. I have had a ridiculous
grin upon my face all day and have not wanted to be
parted from it for an instant. Quite wanting to walk
down the high street in our nearest town and show
everyone. Thank you again for turning my words into
—James Kaye, author of
Shadow and a Sigh. 29th
Charles......Once again you have perfected a
work of art! It was because of you that the
first novel Love at my Fingertips
was and is a great success. You took such care
to bring out a beautiful love story. A story
that was so strong between two people that it
cried out to surface again! And it has! And
it is because of your expertise of being able to
do what you do so well, editing and polishing,
that this new book will be a great success as
well!...Abiding Love: The strength of Two
Hearts, is a dream come true for me. It's
because of your encouragement and help that I
was able to write this squeal...
Thank you so much
for all the help you have given me. I know I've
said this before but it is worth saying again,
you have a way of bringing the best out of
people and I am proof of that!.. You have taught
me to believe in myself as a writer. And I say
it again, I'm very proud to be your friend.
Rochester N.H. April 5, 2003
To: Charles Muller at Diadem Books
9th July 2003
is now twenty-four hours since my author copy of
Selina arrived and I am still on a high.
This was my first venture into writing and I cannot
say how much I have appreciated your guidance and
friendliness once I decided to publish my book.
I started to write it, I soon discovered just how
difficult it is for any unknown author to be
published, especially when the subject is quite
specialised but Charles you were a STAR and helped
and encouraged me throughout the process.
The camaraderie I experienced with both you and Pam
Anderson in the US was very special and I have
really appreciated all your help and have also
enjoyed this first experience of getting a book
published. Lets hope we can do it again.
Sandra Wynn Eastbourne
have now received my copy of 'the book'
and I am so delighted with the finished product.
It is easy to read and the layout is perfect. I
am also thrilled that you were able to use my
ideas on the cover. You have made my story look
a 'million dollars.' I have already ordered some
copies to sell as it is a book worth having—if
only for the look! Many thanks also for your
hard work. The service you gave me was first
rate and very much appreciated, as was your
encouragement. It has been a great pleasure to
work with you. Thank you.—Jean Morley, author
of Black Pearls, 6 August 2003.
Charles, I can barely contain myself to write this.
I have seen all you sent now
and it is all fantastic! I can't stop smiling. If
you were here or I was there I'd give you a big hug.
Thank you so very much for all you have done. This
is just amazing, thank you, thank you.
Susannah George, author of
True Colours. ELY
To you Dear Charles, I say without hesitation—
full of trepidation about how
Adventures of Maureen & Maury will be
received into the children's world—yet happy because
I know that Maureen & Maury are alive and very real
in my world. I'm that child that feels the pain out
of which they grew, but also I feel the strength
that Maureen & Maury give to me in their magical
world. I feel alone, weak and small, yet with
Maureen & Maury—and you, too, Charles—I feel I can
make it to the top of any mountain! Because of what
you were able to see in me, is the reason that
Maureen & Maury are here today to help children.
You’re not just an editor; you’re the cover that
binds the pages together!
You give the characters charisma, style, and much
love. You give them their first breath of air, like
when a newborn baby takes its first breath after
leaving its mother’s womb! You have taught me many
things about writing. I'm blessed that you are the
person that you are. Not just an editor, but someone
who becomes part of the story that's being told.
Someone that can ease the pain of the storyteller.
Why? Because you feel the pain along with the
storyteller, you become the sponge that drinks in
the overflow that allows the author to keep going.
You give them back the courage to go on to the next
thing in life, as you did for me after editing my
first book, Why Daddy, Why?
owe you many thanks, Charles. I could never repay
you for what you've done for me. And not only for
me, but for all the authors that you work with.
You’re a man of great knowledge. Not just in editing
(which is the best!) but also for being there for
other people. You’re the most unselfish person I've
ever known. You stretch yourself to the limit many
times. Someone asks you to go the extra mile and you
go two extra miles.
I could never thank you enough for all the extra
miles you went for me.
Emelia J Hardy USA)
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Take a peek at this article from THE EDINBURGH
EVENING NEWS (24th Sept 2001) - Diadem Books
inadvertently got into the news with Michael Page's
book released by Writers Club Press!
finds funny bone
English nurse who sparked an investigation into
alleged "sexism and racism" in Edinburgh hospitals
has struck a deal to sell a book about his
Michael Page, 31, triggered a formal inquiry after
claiming he was constantly taunted for being male
and English on the city’s wards.
Now he has written a book taking a wry look at his
time at the Royal Infirmary, Western General, the
Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children and
The book is being sold over the internet by Diadem
Books and will soon be available through one of the
world’s biggest booksellers, the internet book
Mr Page claimed he was called "an English bastard"
and was repeatedly pushed by one nurse when she
thought he was in her way.
The 31-year-old, who now hopes to make a career as a
writer, said he had tried to use humour to get
across a serious message about workplace bullying.
With more books planned, the student nurse has
abandoned his studies, saying he had become
disillusioned by the NHS.
He said: " I hope that the powers-that-be will read
this book and use their powers to make sure that
they change healthcare for the better for everyone,
patients as well as staff, not just in Scotland but
in the whole of the UK.
"Bullying of staff is one of the things I want to
see ended, along with poor patient care and the
chronic lack of resources."
His book, entitled A Nurse, Two Rabbits and a
World Tour, is advertised in the travel section
of Diadem Books’ website, a Scottish publisher based
at Spean Bridge. The book mostly focuses on his time
The Diadem review says the book is "a humorous and
beguiling account of the trials, tribulations and
laughable situations in the life of a male nurse in
Edinburgh. Despite its more earnest messages, this
light-hearted look at contemporary British health
and social issues through the eyes of a male nurse
will have you in stitches."
Charles Muller, Mr Page’s agent, said: "It’s very
readable and humorous, an amusing book which is
quite compulsive. He has taken a firm stand on
health but it is quite tongue-in-cheek as well."
In May, health chiefs launched an internal
investigation into allegations by Mr Page of routine
racism and sexism in Edinburgh’s world-renowned
Mr Page lodged a formal complaint, claiming that he
was subjected to racist and sexist taunts and
physical attacks by patients and female nurses
during work placements at city hospitals and
He also alleged that discrimination is deemed "quite
acceptable" in many Edinburgh hospital wards
including the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Western
General and the Sick Kids - although he did not
lodge a formal complaint with Lothian University
Hospitals NHS Trust which runs those hospitals.
His complaint to Lothian Primary Care NHS Trust,
which runs hospitals including the Astley Ainslie
Hospital and stresses a "zero tolerance" policy
towards discrimination, has now been concluded.
A trust spokeswoman said: "Everyone is free to write
what they like and everyone is free to read what
She added that Mr Page had not responded to the end
of the investigation within the set 28 days allowed
for further reply.
No-one was available to comment today from Lothian
University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Meanwhile Mr Page has written another book about a
trip across Europe in a Robin Reliant. And he hopes
to publish a book of love poetry for Valentine’s
JULIA HORTON Health Reporter
Monday, 24th September 2001
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