Charles,—I don’t know what to write to you to say thanks for
making me an international author! No one else but you thought
my work was worth becoming a published novel. Although many
people tell me I am a good creative writer for having created
such a ground-breaking book set in the Congo, written from an
African perspective, what they may not know is that
would have remained a dream without your brain and fingers! I
can personally recommend your service to anyone who believes
that he or she has a book in him or her!—Frederick Yamusangie,
the author of
Full Circle. Grays 4 Sept 2003.
have no hesitation in recommending Diadem Books to anyone
considering self-publishing. After almost a year of rejection
letters from conventional publishers I was on the verge of
giving up on my dream of being a published writer. Then I
discovered Diadem Books and my faith was restored.
his first letter, Charles was enthusiastic and helpful. The fact
that he knew what I had been through was reassuring. Throughout
the whole of the publishing process he was there to guide me
and, more importantly, believe in me and my book. The final
result is a superb book that I could not love more as a writer
who is now ready for anything. I owe it all to Charles who I now
regard as a great friend.—Helen
Cardwell, author of
Protector of the Magic Lands.
Melton MowbrayOct 2003.
really appreciate all you have done and am so glad I noticed
your advertisement and only
wish I had emailed you earlier for I got the impression
from other publishers I queried about that it was quite an
impossible task. But the main thing is that I did find the
perfect publisher and would like to say thank you. You have
been most helpful, kind and considerate, taking into account
individual requirements. The light was never switched off,
i.e. you kept me in the clear with what stage everything was
at and you work at a very fast rate. I hope it wasn’t too
painful for you munching through my bull!—Jennifer Morrison,
the Bull. Kintore, by Inverurie Aberdeenshire 19th
Mr Muller—I would like to say with great admiration, many, many
thanks, for your unique knowledge and comprehensive service.
Also, for the way in which you took authority and commanded the
‘keyboarding’ of my book. I received a telephone call from a
, and she said “what a great book”! I
was so excited. Thank you again for your great and utmost hard
work, in editing and publishing my book.
Rev Arthur S Dunn, author of
Bible Says is in Your Hand.
just wanted to say in writing Charles how delighted I am having
received the very first copy of the finished book. It looks
great! I am most grateful to you for all your patience in the
creating of this book. I know at times it seems to have gone on
and on but the end result looks very smart doesn’t it! Everyone
is delighted with the book including the owner of the White
would like to record my thanks for your help and
professional advice in the production of the two books.
Without your ever ready advice and monitoring I would have
struggled and still be in the doldrums. I appreciate your
calm and patient manner to overcome my nervousness in this
entirely new world of ‘writing a book’. Once again my
thanks for your efficient service and I look forward to the
next book Debt of Honour which is well underway. –
Roy Bishop MBE, Kent, author of Cry Havoc! and
30 August 2004.
you so much for doing both books. I’m very pleased with
them. Once again I send my most grateful thanks for all you
have done. – G. Yvonne Dalton, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, author
Lampwick and Candlegrease.
Dr Muller—Having now descended from the dizzy heights of
last Saturday's euphoria, I’d like to thank you, in writing,
for being with my large family and friends, primarily, for
your being the means of my dream materialising after so many
years. I was overwhelmed by the numbers there on my “BIG
DAY” and I’m delighted to say that the hundred copies indeed
have been spoken for.—Louisa Jenkins,
Tree That Grew In St James Square.
11 Sept 04.
is my second time around at self publishing with Diadem
Books and Charles and
it has been as enjoyable as the first. Once again, from
start to finish, Charles has been a wonder to work with,
acting as an agent, editor, and publisher all rolled into
one. And the final product? Absolutely blooming marvellous.
Thanks for yet another brilliantly produced book Charles!
Looking forward to the next time.
—Helen Cardwell, author of
Janusson: Protector of the Magic Lands,
Janusson and the Battle for the Magic Lands.
26 Oct 2004
the diligence before the event, it is always a
little risky to remit a substantial cheque to someone known only
as an advertiser. My fears, as usual, were groundless.
Thank you so very much for your help over the
past few weeks. Yes, I guess I could have done it all as a solo
flight, but never within the six weeks from manuscript
submission to delivery of the first copies of my book.
Instead of simply stepping out of my comfort zone, I have
expanded it with your assistance. Initially I faced a vertical
wall of uncertainty, you turned it into a gentle learning curve.
My new goal is to publish a new book each year. You will he the
first to know when the manuscript is ready.
Thanks again and very best wishes for the continued success of Diadem
Colin Edwards. Author
The Star Process.
11 August 2005
(Read Colin Edward's review of
You Really Really Want.)
Praise the LORD! I want to thank you again from
deep within my heart for the magnificent piece of work in this
you so much for the help you've given me. I know I’ve said this
before, but it is worth saying again, that I’m the best proof of
the success of your editing skills. You have helped me develop
the seed of faith in myself as a young writer, and l say it
again -- I’m very proud to be your son in "Jesus".
— Swaimece Simeon,
AFRICA ; chief contributor
Your Heart in Jesus And Other Christian Testimonies.
ISBN: 0-595-36672-4. 18 Sept 2005
— I have no
hesitation in recommending Diadem Books to anyone
wishing to get their work published. In fact as you know I
recommended another writer in our
village of Clowne
and he too has had his book of memoirs published because of
Because of your help and encouragement to me I
am now in the process of writing a novel. I would never have
believed myself capable of serious writing, but with your help
and promise to publish it for me when finished I’m sure I will
succeed in finishing it.
As I’ve said before,
everything in life begins with just an idea; whether we pursue
it is up to us.
My many thanks to you for help in the
past and hopefully in the future.
Beth Richards, author of
Chill out with
Beth/Gems for young and old.
Derbyshire S43 4RT. Feb 2006.
wish to thank Dr. Charles Muller of Diadem Books (www.diadembooks.com)
for his very professional and kind help. He is a real
inspiration to work with and I will recommend him at anytime,
and more importantly I will also make use of his services again.
— Dr Willie Maartens, author of Mapping
Reality: A Critical Perspective of Science and Religion.
the task before me, I was fortunate to have come into contact
with Dr. Charles
Muller, who, from the very outset, did everything possible to
encourage me to get on with my mission. His advice and guidance,
and especially his candid observation, that my memories and
experiences would constitute a valuable record of history,
which, without being published, “would be lost for posterity!”,
helped me immensely. A great scholar and author in his own
right, Dr. Muller’s magnanimity in agreeing to write the
Foreword for this book has undoubtedly bestowed on it the much
needed recognition as a useful contribution to an understanding
of ethnic issues in an international perspective. I am indeed
grateful to him for his kind and valuable patronage, and would
unhesitatingly recommend him to any prospective author, young or
Paramothayan, author of Edge of the Lagoon: Some Perspectives
of Jaffna. Surrey, May 2007.
Muller, you are a blessing from heaven! On receiving the first
paperbacks I was completely gobsmacked – they were so perfect in
every detail. They say presentation is everything
the finished publication of
JESUS, I TRUST
IN YOU is much better than anything I could have visualised.
Thank you also for the marketing toolkit. You can be sure I will
use your services again when the need arises and will recommend
you to fellow writers.
JESUS, I TRUST
IN YOU will be a success in time; however, I intend to give
all profits to a worthy cause – children of leukaemia comes to
mind. Thanks again Charles for everything! I hope I can repay
you some day for the trouble you have gone to make JESUS, I
TRUST IN YOU a success. – Thomas Pickup,
Jesus, I Trust
in You. Wimborne, Dorset. 21/5/07.
I had the most pleasant surprise today when a
delivery van arrived with a parcel containing my newly
published book! It looks really stunning and I cant thank
you enough for the help you have given me to get it
published. Only my wife and I are aware that the publishing
was going ahead so we will have some explaining to do!
Bert Scorgie, author of Tigers Under the Turf. Inverness,
I would recommend Charles Muller of Diadem Books to any aspiring
or established writer, regardless of the material topic
or the writer's age.
The combination of Charles Muller's long academic and successful
family life make him an excellent and discerning agent
I have had seven books of varied nature published under his
Filton Hebbard. 19 October 2007
first came into contact with Dr Muller in late 2003 as I
searched the internet desperately for a publisher for my
manuscript THE CALL THAT CHANGED MY LIFE. Prior to that
I had experienced several setbacks by way of rejections. He was
an invaluable help not only as an editor but also in making my
dream of becoming a published author come true by getting the
book published both in paperback and in hardcover. He has since
assisted me in publishing two additional titles—A LETTER TO
MY DYING MOTHER: Surviving in the West (2005) as well as BE
ENCOURAGED IN JESUS (Xulon Press 2006). Realizing my goal of
publishing my book has been a very fulfilling experience. Owning
to my busy schedule as a GP, however, I have not been able to
dedicate much time for publicity and marketing. In my opinion
in this age when celebrity sells, it is essential for an unknown
author to do exactly that to gain substantial readership. Still,
I cannot suppress the strong urge in me to write. I have several
manuscripts in the pipeline. The next to be published soon is TREE
CHEERS FOR GHANA
which is an account of the astounding
changes I noticed during my visit to my native Ghana this year (20070 compared to my last visit there in 1994. As usual I count
on Dr Muller to do the editing that will give the manuscript a
final beautiful touch.
R.Peprah-Gyamfi 23 October 2007
years ago, I paid a vanity publisher called ‘M...... Publishers’
[name of a famous wizard!] of Devon some money to have a novel
published. The least said about this organisation the better –
they proved to be “con artists.”
I saw Charles Muller’s Diadem Books advertised, I was unsure
what to do. Finally, I decided I would get in touch with Charles
as he was not asking for extortionate amounts of money and I was
also tired of approaching mainstream publishers and receiving
rejection letters. I have a feeling it is hard to “break into”
publishing if you do not have the right contacts or are not well
known in some other field.
My book, A
Rose and A Star, has recently been published and I am
naturally hoping there will shortly be some sales made. I should
like to state that Charles has been helpful and friendly
throughout the entire publishing process and I hope one day to
meet him and his wife in person.
(Gloria West), author of A Rose and a Star. Shropshire,
22 October 2007.
Proprietor & Editor-in-Chief at Diadem Books, I thoroughly
endorse the work of Charles Muller.
publishing record as Proprietor, since its inception, has shown
vision, tact & prudence. Although aware of current literary
fashions, his work is not bound in by them. It shows great
variety, and is noteworthy for its mettle, dash & energy, with
its wide selection of material that brings out the warmth and
humanity at its centre. His eye is always on the qualities of
the work and the merit of the material, whether it be
autobiographical, historical, social or fictional, ensuring its
Editor, he is quick & accurate, paying meticulous attention to
the detail of the work, but never losing sight of the overall
picture, while remaining encouraging and warmly appreciative of
11 March 2008
has advised, edited and submitted for me, using POD publishing -
two novels - and I highly recommend him to anyone. Especially if
you're just beginning as a writer or seeking to be published for
the first time. His experience in the field,
enthusiasm for writing of all kinds, professional insight,
personable character, you name it, all add up to a huge bonus
(at no extra charge) to the editing service he provides.
Lisa Ammerman, Florida.. March 2008
Elf Witch Chronicles
was my third outing with Charles as a
publisher. Yet again, his work was outstanding and his guidance
invaluable. Without his encouragement I would never have written
this book. He was honest and truthful every step of the way, and
was always there when I needed help or reassurance. Without him,
my book would never have seen the light of day, and would not
have been as well received as it has been.
have no hesitation in recommending Charles to any potential
writer, as the level of dedication he gives you, and the quality
of his work is outstanding, and now consider him not only to be
a business associate, but a true friend. Thank you for
everything.—Helen Cardwell. (Author of The Elf-Witch
Chronicles.) December 2008.
find that sometimes our expectations, something (Light
Reading in my case) outweighs the finished product—but
this time, Charles, you've excelled yourself in producing such a
lovely edition of my work. I can't thank you enough. It is as
perfect as is humanly possible. You may be a publisher—but to me
you are a ‘STAR’.—Beth Richards, December 2008.
just back from a short holiday and had the 1st copy of the book
waiting on my return. I am extremely pleased with the end
product, although it’s very strange to see my ramblings in
print! I would like to thank you and the rest of the team at
Diadem Books for your help and support with this project and for
the professional product it has produced. When the other copies
arrive I intend to market the book as much as possible using
every method I can dream up and hopefully the title will become
well known. If not the whole process has been a pleasure anyway
and I have plenty more ideas for new novels which I intend to
—Steve White, Surrey; author of the science fiction novel