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NB Disruptive was updated and republished as Please Believe Me in February 2013! This expanded ebook version is very cheap and 20p from every copy sold goes to NAPAC.

"Disruptive" by Angela Bayley has been published at last!

"Disruptive (How I triumphed over years of abuse from those who were supposed to protect me)" by Angela Bayley is now available!

Eric is delighted to announce that after nearly four years of work, Disruptive (Disruptive: How I Triumphed Over Years of Abuse from Those Who Were Supposed to Protect Me) by Angela Bayley with Dr R. Eric Swanepoel has been published. You can read all about it elsewhere on this website.

Disruptive is

  • a true adventure story with a happy ending
  • a forensic analysis of the causes of eating disorders
  • an astounding exposé of systematic failings in local government, the care system, the NHS, education and the justice system in the north of England
  • a tale of treachery and loyalty, and, ultimately,
  • a moving story of courage and recovery.

With a chapter by a consultant psychiatrist, Disruptive is, objectively, a far cry from your average “misery memoir”!

Press releases and a datasheet may be found here.

How to get hold of Disruptive and how you can help make it successful

Eric, having just taken delivery of the first copies of 'Disruptive' from the printers

Eric, having just taken delivery of the first copies of 'Disruptive' from the printers

There are several purchase options. All have their advantages and disadvantages so I can’t tell you which is best. I list them all below so you may make your own judgement. However, whether you end up buying Disruptive through Amazon or not, if you like the book then please post a review on Amazon! Go here to do so. You only need to write one sentence and click on a star rating. Naturally, I hope you will give it five stars! (You will be able to post a review only if you have at some point bought a book – any book – from Amazon.)

Buy from Angela or Eric

Advantages: If you buy from Angela or Eric then they make more money per copy you buy, and one of them can sign the book for you (and, with a bit of notice, get the other to sign too).

Disadvantages: From time to time you might be able to find better prices elsewhere, so it won’t necessarily be the cheapest option for you. This option does little to get the book stocked in shops or to boost its sales ranking on websites such as Amazon.

(a) Buy from Angela or Eric face-to-face

The RRP of the book is £11.99 but, for the time being, Eric will be charging £10 per copy.

(b) Buy from Synchrony Books with postal delivery

Please go to this webpage and follow instructions. For the time being the charge is £10.99 including postage and packing for UK orders.

 

Clare Galloway and Eric Swanepoel display the Synchrony Books logo, designed by Clare, and copies of 'Disruptive', the cover of which was designed by Vroni Holzmann.

Clare Galloway and Eric Swanepoel display the Synchrony Books logo, designed by Clare, and copies of 'Disruptive', the cover of which was designed by Vroni Holzmann. Picture taken in front of Clare's stall in the out of the Blue Drill Hall Art Market on 12 December 2009 by a kind stranger.

Buy from bookshops

Disadvantage: They probably won’t be stocking them at the moment so you’ll have to order a copy (although it should be available at Bookworm in Retford, Nottinghamshire, and Word Power in Edinburgh). Bookshops are likely to charge the List Price of £11.99.

Advantage: The advantage is for Synchrony Books, because the more people who order books from bookshops the more likely they are to consider stocking the book and the more likely people are to see it and buy it.

If you want to buy it from a bookshop, we suggest you print out and take along a copy of the datasheet.

Buy from Amazon

Disadvantage: Synchrony Books gets a relatively small cut of the selling price (but more if you go there though this link. You can also go through the link on the bottom right of this web pageCollectible copies available!

Advantage: If the sales ranking goes up then more people will notice the book!

NB: Please ignore a notice that it is “temporarily out of stock”.  Amazon will order more stock as soon as you place an order, and it’ll only take a few days to arrive.

isruptive is published!

I am delighted to announce that after nearly four years of work, Disruptive (Disruptive: How I Triumphed Over Years of Abuse from Those Who Were Supposed to Protect Me) by Angela Bayley with Dr R. Eric Swanepoel has been published. You can read all about it on the Synchrony Books website (www.synchronybooks.co.uk). It’s a true adventure story with a happy ending, a forensic analysis of the causes of eating disorders, an astounding exposé of systematic failings in local government, the care system, the NHS, education and the justice system in the north of England, a tale of treachery and loyalty, and, ultimately, a moving story of courage and recovery. With a chapter by a consultant psychiatrist, Disruptive is, objectively, a far cry from your average “misery memoir”!

Press releases and a datasheet may be found here: https://synchronybooks.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/disruptive-datasheet/ .

How to get hold of Disruptive and how you can help make it successful

There are several purchase options, all have their advantages and disadvantages so I can’t tell you which is best. I list them all below so you may make your own judgement. However, whether you end up buying Disruptive through Amazon or not, if you like the book then please post a review on Amazon! Go to this page to do so: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0956325807?ie=UTF8&tag=pethat-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=0956325807. You only need to write one sentence and click on a star rating. Naturally, I hope you will give it five stars! (You will be able to post a review only if you have at some point bought a book – any book – from Amazon.)

Buy from Angela or me

Advantages: If you buy from us then Angela and I make more money per copy you buy, and one of us can sign the book for you (and, with a bit of notice, get the other to sign too).

Disadvantages: From time to time you might be able to find better prices elsewhere, so it won’t necessarily be the cheapest option for you. This option does little to get the book stocked in shops or to boost its sales ranking on websites such as Amazon.

Buy from us face-to-face

I am about to order copies from the printer. These should arrive within a week. The RRP of the book is £11.99 but, for the time being, I shall be charging £10 per copy.

Buy from me with postal delivery

Please go to this webpage and follow instructions: http://www.biowrite.co.uk/synchronybooks/orders.html. For the time being I am charging £10.99 including postage and packing for UK orders.

Buy from bookshops

Disadvantage: They probably won’t be stocking them at the moment so you’ll have to order a copy. They are likely to charge the RRP of £11.99.

Advantage: The advantage is for Angela and myself, because the more people who order books from bookshops the more likely they are to consider stocking the book and the more likely people are to see it and buy it.

If you want to buy it from a bookshop I suggest you print out and take along a copy of the datasheet, which you may find here: http://www.biowrite.co.uk/synchronybooks/Disruptive_Datasheet_1.pdf.

Buy from Amazon

Disadvantage: We get a relatively small cut of the selling price (but more if you go there though this link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0956325807?ie=UTF8&tag=pethat-21&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=0956325807). You can also go through the link on the bottom right of this web page: http://www.biowrite.co.uk/synchronybooks/orders.html.

Advantage: If the sales ranking goes up then more people will notice the book!

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Dr R. Eric Swanepoel is the founder of Synchrony Books (photo courtesy of Margaret Montgomery)

Dr R. Eric Swanepoel is the founder of Synchrony Books (photo courtesy of Margaret Montgomery)

Synchrony Books was founded by Dr R. Eric Swanepoel of BioWrite Professional Writing Assistance.  Its goal is nothing less than to publish world-changing page-turners.  Synchrony Books does not believe in “worthy but dull”; neither is it interested in publishing superficial books about celebrities.

All of Synchrony Books’ titles will be unputdownable, and each will expand readers’ ideas of the world, leaving them inspired and empowered.

Every title will contain/reflect some or all of the following elements/values:

  • a respect for human beings and the natural world
  • the fearless exposure of injustice and cruelty in general, and of the wrongs of the rich and powerful in particular
  • a celebration of creativity, originality and courage
  • the offering of alternatives to the apparently dominant culture of consumerism/materialism
  • positive suggestions to balance criticisms

A proportion of Synchrony Books’ profits will be donated to the education of women and girls in the developing world, arguably the single most efficient way of improving the total wellbeing of humanity.

Vroni Holzmann designed the cover of Synchrony Books' first publication.

Vroni Holzmann designed the cover of Synchrony Books' first publication. Ebook covers have been designed by Kit Foster.

Synchrony Books will grow naturally as it attracts like-minded people.  The designer of the first publication’s cover is the multi-talented Vroni Holzmann.  The Synchrony Books logo reflects the Synchrony Books ethos.

Synchrony Books will publish primarily, but not necessarily exclusively, non-fiction.

For the time being Synchrony Books is not accepting submissions.

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