6 Top Book Publishers in Devon and Cornwall
Are you a UK author looking for a UK publisher for your book?
Perhaps you’re a writer fortunate enough to live in the stunning counties of Devon and Cornwall, and are searching for a publishing house for your manuscript?
If so, continue reading to learn about 6 top book publishers in Devon and Cornwall.
Based in Exeter, Impress Books, an independent publisher founded in 2004, is dedicated to bring to life the work of talented writers of fiction and nonfiction through top class books. This publisher is also responsible for the Impress Prize for Writers that has been running for 11 years. Its specialism is historical fiction, literary fiction and crime, and it also publishes biographies, contemporary fiction and books about history, religion and the South West of England. If you’re interested in making a submission, you can do by sending samples from your book, or the complete manuscript using the form at this page or by post. The postal address to send your submission to is Impress Books Limited, Innovation Centre, Rennes Drive, University of Exeter, Devon UK EX4 4RN.
The story behind the formation of Mabercron Books Publishing lies in its owner’s previous experience as a bookseller. Headed up by Ron Johns, Mabercron Books Publishing was created to address the need for books which didn’t exist at the time, but for which there was a clear demand. Maintaining its strong Cornwall identity, the books this publisher publishes usually have a Cornwall theme. Authors it works with can be experienced ones, and also new writers. If you’ve written a high quality book with commercial potential that has a link to Cornwall, Mabecron Books Publishing would welcome your submission. If it publishes your work, there is the possibility to sell your title through its bookshops and through the UK via its partnerships with independent bookshops and through UK wholesalers. In particular, this Saltash based publisher is interested in children’s fiction, children’s picture books and books about cooking. Take a look here for further details.
Northcote House Publishers, based in Tavistock, is responsible for Writers and their Work, which was started in partnership with the British Council. Books in the Writers and their Work series are critical analyses of the works of renowned writers and of different schools of writing. So far, more than 200 works have been published, or are being ready to be published and the aim of Writers and their Work is to produce an original and influential pool of critical evaluations of literature from Britain, Europe and the Commonwealth. If you’ve written a book that provides authoritative criticism and applies literary theory to the works of a well-known writer, or to key literary genres, and will appeal to both readers such as students and first time readers, and also to scholars, take a look at this page. From it, you can download information on how to prepare a book proposal and find guidance on ensuring your manuscript is in the correct format to be submitted for consideration.
A publisher based in Exeter, Imprint Academic publishes books and also peer reviewed journals. The topics covered by its works are psychology, religion, politics and philosophy. If you’re thinking about making a direct submission, then you’re in luck as Imprint Academic welcomes unsolicited proposals. Your proposal needs to include your book title, the expected length of your book, a summary of the subject of your book (one paragraph), the headings of the chapters, target readers, other similar books already available, the expected date by which your book will be completed, a sample chapter or chapters (if you have these), and your author CV. Take a look at here to find the email address to send your proposal to.
Truran Publishing has been operating for more than 30 years and its current owners, Heather and Ivan Corbett have been running the organisation for 16 years. An imprint of Tor Mark, Truran Publishing began by publishing books on topics related to Cornwall. However, it has evolved into a publisher that now also publishes books about Devon and the South West region of England. Truran Publishers publishes approximately 6-10 books annually and prefers to keep the designing and printing of its books within the South West region. Currently around half of its titles are published through commissioning and the other half through submissions. Please note Truran Publishing doesn’t accept unsolicited manuscripts. A literary agent such as those found here might be worth contacting.
If you’re a talented illustrator who has produced illustrations and written corresponding words resulting in an outstanding picture book, Atlantic Press might just be the publisher for you. Based in Penryn, and specialising in working with illustrators, Atlantic Press publishes collectable and rare books for adults and children, which illustrate ideas or tell interesting tales. It publishes works by new illustrators trying to break into the market, and also experienced illustrators with an existing portfolio. It also works in association with Falmouth University’s Master’s degree in Authorial Illustration. Atlantic Press welcomes new submissions. If you have any questions on how to make a submission, you can find more details and contact information here.
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