An Independent Publisher
Pencil Tip Publishing was established in 2015 by Bob Furnell. We are a small, independent publisher based in the picturesque West End neighbourhood of Vancouver, Canada.
We aim to produce the kinds of book that we want to read. Our books focus on genre and cult television, original fiction, short story collections, and, of course, Doctor Who.
We published our first book - The Temporal Logbook - in June 2015. From the proceeds for this and other books we have published we have raised funds for charitable causes including AIDS support, cancer research, and mood disorders.
The Pencil Tip team continues to grow - read on to find out more about the people behind Pencil Tip Publishing.
How can you get involved?
We love to hear from fellow writers and artists - we appreciate your interest in Pencil Tip Publishing. Our books concentrate on the following genres:
- Cult and Genre Television
- Short Story Collections
- Original Fiction
- Doctor Who
Before contacting us with your submission, please carefully read our submission guidelines and policy.
A large majority of our books are either initiated ourselves or acquired through contact with one of our authors. While we do encourage unsolicited manuscripts and we welcome queries from authors and/or potential authors, we generally will announce when we are seeking submissions.
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Bob first began to write in elementary school but it wasn't until around 1981, and his discovery of the British television series Doctor Who, that he started to take writing seriously.
He first began contributing to numerous science fiction and television related fan magazines. Since 1999 he has been the Range Editor and Publisher of the longest running online Doctor Who fiction series The Doctor Who Project.
He is also the Editor and Publisher of the e-magazine Whotopia.
His essay on "Robot" was featured in You and Who: Contact Has Been Made: Volume 1 published by Watching Books.
Bob is the owner and founder of Pencil Tip Publishing.
John serves as Pencil Tip's in-house illustrator and designer - he is responsible for the covers of several of our books including The Temporal Logbook and the Sapphire & Steel Omnibus.
He is an archaeologist, illustrator, author and comics writer who gets dispatched to exotic ancient sites in the far corners of the world.