Authors are the life-blood of any publisher, and The Book Guild is no exception. We value our authors highly and work with them to achieve the very best for their writing. The number of new books published in recent years has soared, and competition by authors to get published is fierce. The rise in the numbers wishing to publish and the conservative position of most major commercial publishers has left many authors struggling to find a publisher. Many authors turn to self-publishing, but most have little knowledge of the complexities of publishing, marketing and distributing a book to retailers successfully.
At The Book Guild, as well as publishing traditionally, we offer many authors a middle way between self-publishing and commercial publishing that is unique. Using our expertise and infrastructure, we provide a route to a professionally published book that is part author-funded. Whether it be fiction or sport, poetry or biography, children’s books or history titles – and through whatever route they publish – it’s our authors who create, inspire and inform. With some professional polishing from The Book Guild, we endeavour to ensure that they stand as good a chance in a competitive market as any title from a major publishing house. Meet some of our outstandingly creative authors opposite…
Authors are at the heart of what we do at The Book Guild, and to further support prospective and current authors, we run an Author Ambassadors scheme. Under this scheme, two authors who have published with us make themselves available to give their honest and open feedback about the services we offer, and about the experience of their publishing journey. They also attend some of our own internal events, along with external events, to talk about our publishing services from an author’s perspective.
Anyone considering publishing with The Book Guild can connect with and learn from authors who have “been there and done that”. So if you are looking to learn more about what we do, or have questions about the author experience, why not connect with one of our Author Ambassadors?
Kate Baker wrote terrible holiday diaries as a child, which her husband regularly asks her to read out loud for their entertainment. She has since improved and has written with intent since 2018. Maid of Steel is her second novel; the first is lining drawers in the vegetable rack at their farmhouse. Kate Currently lives near Ipswich, England, United Kingdom.
Paul A. Mendelson is a BAFTA-nominated screenwriter and author. He has created several much-loved BBC comedies, including May to December and My Hero, and also the Martin Clunes cancer drama Losing It. His work is shown in the UK, US and all over the world. He has also written seven acclaimed novels, including two for middle-grade children. He scripts all his novels and three have been optioned for movies. His 2021 novel Must Have GSOH was a Finalist in the prestigious Screencraft Cinematic Book Competition in LA. Paul lives in London.