How do you choose the places you recommend?
You may wonder how we decide which places to feature in our guides. We do our research and speak to the people who live there, we believe there is nothing better than local knowledge and we back this up by visiting each place ourselves to experience each one and to take our own photos.
Do the businesses pay to be featured?
None of the businesses we recommend have paid to be included. We want people to be able to trust that our recommendations are just that. We think this honesty and integrity is a really important part of what we are trying to do. Every business that we recommend has been researched and invited. Each business appears on our site and in our travel guides for free.
Where are your books printed?
We print our books in England with FSC certified paper from responsible sources. We selected the Royal Mail to deliver our books, as we think it is better for the environment to use the postman over delivery vans. We also use eco-friendly packaging.
Who takes the photography?
We are passionate photographers and take all our own photography. We travel and visit unannounced and make every recommendation based on our own experience and opinions. We want to show a real and genuine reflection of what we experienced when we visited a business. We also feature photographs from a few of our favourite photographers.
Are your books available in bookshops?
Our current series is currently only available online but, as we grow, we hope to also sell them in independent, local bookshops to do our bit to support the High Street.
Can I return the book if I don’t like it?
Yes, we have a no quibble 14 day return policy on our printed books. Send us an email with your order number to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you. We don't offer refunds on ebooks.
Who is behind the Best of England?
Best of England is a small team of photographers and writers who are passionate about travel. We are an independent British company striving to make the best quality, most useful and beautiful travel guides.
Will you be covering other regions?
Yes but we are a small company with limited resources. As we take all our own photography, each book takes a while to research, photograph and curate. We hope to increase the number of titles we publish but this depends on how well the existing books do.
Can I buy these books from Amazon?
We decided to stop selling our books on Amazon as we wanted to look after our own customers so the books are currently only available directly from us.
Does the book include accessibility information?
Each book contains a ‘top 10 accessible attractions’ section but we know this isn’t enough. We plan to add much more accessibility focused content to expand disability support in the future to build more inclusive guides.
How big are the books?
Book dimension 15x2x21cm
Book weight 575g
Cover: Silk 400gsm, Text: Silk 130gsm.
How do I get in touch?
You can contact us via email at email@example.com
Are your books available outside of the UK.
Not at the moment but we are working on it.
Can I work for you?
We are always on the look out for talented people. Send us an email and tell us about yourself if you think you would make a useful member of the team.