|Name of Publishing House||austin macauley|
Based in London and founded in 2006, Austin Macauley is a forward-thinking independent publisher working hard to give our authors the best chance of success in an increasingly crowded marketplace.
Austin Macauley’s winning policy is to cast our net as widely as possible in search of great books. At a time when publishers and literary agents are closing their doors even to authors with a proven track record, we continue to accept unsolicited work from both new and established writers. To help them with the sometimes daunting and nerve-wracking task of sending their cherished work to a publisher, we endeavour to make our submission process as friendly and efficient as possible. You can read more about how to submit a book to us here.
From the very beginning we have worked with the ‘hybrid’ model of publishing contracts, which has become increasingly popular in recent years. This means that while we look at every new manuscript with a view to offering a traditional mainstream publishing deal, we also have the option of offering a partnership agreement instead, where the author may be asked to cover part of the cost of publishing the book. It is only when our editors have reviewed the complete manuscript thoroughly that we will be able to decide which avenue would be most suitable for that book.
Once a writer is accepted as one of Austin Macauley’s authors, they can expect a very high level of care in turning their manuscript into a book that is beautiful both inside and out. With our large team of editors, typesetters, designers, illustrators and proofreaders, an author can be confident that we have the expertise to bring out and enhance their book’s true potential, whatever its size and complexity – whether a slim volume of poetry, a glossy cookery book, a colourful children’s story or a scholarly thesis.