Try Partner Publishing with Libri.   We are a long-established publishing company with a commitment to providing innovative, high quality, challenging publications for readers and a highly responsive publishing service for authors.

If you can’t find a publisher willing to take a risk on a new author and don’t want to self-publish then Partner Publishing could be for you.   We will read and review each book proposal and – if we think it has the potential to succeed in the marketplace – we will offer you a partnership contract.

It is important that you are aware of the amount of effort required of an author in the publication process – writing the book is just the first stage.   You will be in regular dialogue with your commissioning editor and will work with the extended team through every step from copy-editing and page lay-up design to sales and marketing.

With over ten years experience, we know what makes a good book … and we will help you make a great book !



Libri is an established independent publisher keen to encourage new writers.

Partner Publishing provides a new author with the full support of an established publishing house.   All our books are produced to the highest standard and marketed to readers across the world using our network of UK and international agents.

Partner Publishing enables us to take the risk of publishing new authors because you share the cost of publication.   As with an experienced author, we will work alongside you through all the stages of publication from manuscript editing to sales to ensure the best possible results.   Partner Publishing does not end with publication … book sales are important to us all, so our work with you is ongoing.

We want titles that can add to Libri’s reputation – these books will feature in our catalogue, on our website and on all our routes to market alongside existing authors.

Mindful of the high standard already set by our authors, partner publishing proposals will be selected for publication on the basis of their strength as a piece of writing.   All new book proposals are discussed at our editorial board where we decide how things will be taken forward.

If we feel a book proposal has potential we will offer a ‘partnership contract’ that includes a contribution, to be paid by the author, and the royalty rate that they will receive on net sales.



We work with our authors to design, publish and market their books.

Once a book proposal is agreed by the editorial board, we will submit a draft contract to you and appoint a commissioning editor who will work with you throughout the following process:

Comprises Structural Edit, Proofing, Design and Layup.

Proofed manuscripts are sent for printing.   The size of the print run will be decided based on advance sales and market research.

Your book will be marketed alongside all our titles by existing authors.   We will develop a marketing plan with you which includes :
* Identifying routes to the target market(s)
* Issuing an ISBN for the book
* Cover design
* Catalogue description for our marketing agents and resellers
* Page on Libri’s website
* Press release(s)
* Review requests
* Promotional material such as flyers, banners or posters (if required)
* Marketing guidance for authors

Royalties are payable on the net profits from book sales.   The rates for royalties will vary depending on the volume of sales and the level of author contribution.




Publishing a book is a big enterprise.   It’s important that you are clear about what you want to achieve, why you wrote it and who you hope will read it.

If you are an expert in your field, or have a passion for a cause, then there will be people who need or want the information you can provide.   Your book doesn’t have to be factual; you could have a great story that could make an excellent novel or short-story.

We are happy to look at any book idea that we feel is strong enough to be published.   Our commitment is to review, to advise and to work with you through the full publishing process.

All authors – new or existing – need to put a lot of effort and determination into promoting their book once it is published.   We will work with you and provide help all the way through this process, but don’t underestimate the commitment required of the author.

The first step: the book proposal.   This gives us information about yourself, your book and the likely readership.   We ask that you submit a completed Book Proposal form along with a synopsis of your book and some sample chapters.

Download our Non-Fiction Book Proposal form or Fiction Book Proposal form, fill it out and send it, along with any supporting materials, to ...

We look forward to hearing from you !


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