Maritime Anti-Piracy – The Captain’s Guidebook

When Maritime Security Expert, Peter King, completed a three year project, a comprehensive, up-to-date and definitive handbook to help Shipping Companies, CSOs and Captains of all vessels withe in-depth information on all ways to protect their crew, vessel, and cargo from thieves and armed pirates around the world, he brought it to EuropeAxess Media for publishing.

Anti-Piracy Book Cover

Pete was pretty happy with the contents and typography he had been working on all that time, and really wanted to publish the book under his company name. We were able to take over the project as a ‘Print Management’ team, where we could lend a hand was to tickle the layout into shape where he had burst the capabilities of ‘Microsoft Word’. With specialist knowledge in the maritime industry, we were also able to help out with proofreading. Many of the images Pete had, which were taken in the field, sometimes at night or in difficult lighting situations, were low resolution and we were also able to enhance and sharpen many of these. Finally we helped with the ISBN registration.

We had the 376 page handbook printed in full color throughout, and bound in hardback with a matt black cover, making a valuable addition to any ship’s library. In fact we recommend larger ships take two, one to be in the Captain’s possession, and the other to be lodged in the ships safe room, as the information it provides is invaluable in a hi-jack scenario, with useful contact information of private Maritime Security agencies.

As Pete’s work, as a Maritime Security Consultant for IMAAG, the International Maritime Anti-Piracy Advisory Group, takes him all over the world he asked if we could help with the book marketing admin. And so we undertook the distribution of sample copies to prospective purchasers, as per his marketing partner’s instructions. The latest information we have is that a major book wholesaler in the UK has expressed an interest in carrying the title after finding it in the ISBN catalogue.

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Special Olympics Sponsorship Campaign

When Special Olympics needed to raise funds for their participation in the World Summer Games in Greece, they asked us to design the campaign sales letter which would be emailed to a selected group of potential Donors.
The campaign was successful and they met their goal, the athletes were successful at the Games too, bringing home many medals and lots of good memories.

Magic Lobsters and Flying Tagines

Magic Lobsters & Flying Tagines CoverWhen author James Whaley was ready to publish his book, Magic Tagines and Flying Lobsters, a complex love story set in Morocco and Andalucia, he engaged EuropeAxess Media to prepare the book for printing. In his brief via email, the author asked for a huge number of graphical elements to be incorporated into the design of the cover.

After tracking down stock photography to represent the hero and heroine, a map was prepared showing the geographic scope of the story, and the whole image brought together in a Moorish archway, with further graphics drawn up symbolizing the Tagine that flew, the Lobster that was magic and plants and other creatures that featured in the tale. We built these into a traditional style pattern around the Moorish archway.

After reviewing the first draft the author asked for further inculturalisation of the main character, through a henna tattoo and bangles. These were photoshopped into place.

We were also responsible for proofreading and correcting the manuscript. When this was ready we completed the page layout using drawings, that are all taken straight from the text, as vignettes at the start of chapters, and the map was shown clearly as part of the prefix.


A8hatWhen a superyacht owner asked for personalised caps for his family, guests and the crew, the captain of the boat asked EuropeAxess Media to come up with an appropriate logo using the yacht’s shortened name ‘A8’.

After a bit of research over the weekend, a design was drawn up on the Monday, this was approved on Tuesday on Wednesday the hats were ordered from a local embroidery firm and the logo digitised. The hats were stitched on the Thursday, delivered on the Friday, and on the Saturday the owner was so delighted he gave one to everybody who was on board that day and ordered a new batch to be made up! We have since been asked to have a ‘house pennant’ made up to fly at the bows of the yacht when the owner is on board.

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