Get Published!

Ahoy there! Welcome to Beachy Books. Want to get published? Paddle down the page…

Firstly, one assumes you’ve nosed around the website and you know what Beachy Books does? If not, quickly read our Backstory then take a look at previously published Beachy Books and then dive deeper in the Blog.

Great, so you made it here. Onwards…

A Little Fish Making a Big Splash

Beachy Books is an independent publisher run by an author who understands writers and has experience of traditional publishing and self publishing. We work closely with graphic designers, editors, proofreaders, and our authors to make a close-knit pod of creatives.

We like an eclectic list of literature and the imprint is establishing a diverse range of books from local history and children’s books, to poetry and fiction.

Traditional Publishing

Swim in our shoal, but it’s as as rare as ambergris. Occasionally, a manuscript arrives that we think would reach a wider audience, or have very good sales — or we just have to publish it! This is funded by Beachy Books, but you still have input. You’ll like your cover – we promise! There’s no real formula, but if your writing is of a good enough quality, and the subject matter, or book type just seems to fit the Beachy Books imprint, then traditional publishing could be an option. There must also be a keen market for this kind of title to sell more widely. Collaboratively we then turn your manuscript into a published book. We also provide marketing, promotion and publicity for the book and help you get your book into wholesalers and bookshops. It is a very rewarding process for author and publisher, and there’s always something new to learn on each new book.

You might be a debut author or a previously published author who wants to republish an out-of-print back-list of titles, or a book with an obvious marketing angle, or you might have tried other publishers and been disheartened following publication, but have a very solid, well-written book that you want to publish, but with more control and a personal touch.

However, the reality is, we don’t traditionally publish many books, but you never know… it could be you!

Let’s Make Waves

Like what you’ve read above? Got a great story, idea or book in you? Want to get published?

Author Submissions



We usually initially respond within a week of your first contact, but then do please allow at least 3 months wait for us to consider your work and reply on your submissions. 

Please do send a short synopsis, some information about yourself, your aspirations for publication, and please ensure your work is well edited before sending. Thanks!

At this time we are only accepting submissions from UK-based authors and only for adult non-fiction, adult fiction and in children’s books.

In children’s books we are currently looking for good author/illustrator combinations and children’s chapter book authors. Please no picture book texts at this time unless you have illustrated the text as well.

In non-fiction we are looking for well-written narrative non-fiction and non-fiction on a range of subjects.

In adult fiction we are looking for well-written fiction such as contemporary novels, interesting crime, science fiction, historical and literary novels.

As a courtesy, while waiting for us to respond, if you receive an offer from a publisher or you decide to self publish, please let us know so we don’t spend wasted time going through your submission. We also don’t mind you chasing us if you have to wait over 3 months for response – sometimes we are extremely busy! Thanks for thinking of us.

Send in your manuscript submission, along with a bit about your writing career so far, aspirations and synopsis of your book to:

Self Publishing

Swim alone. You want to self-publish your own book, with you as publisher (or your imprint name). You can do it yourself, but you probably need help, right? Beachy Books provides publishing services to the self-publisher such as writing advice, editing, typesetting and design. The services provided are fee-based, you keep all rights, and after publication you get all profits from your sales. We have had a lot of experience of this type of publishing through working with authors and organisations to create books in partnership. You have control, but we still offer advice – we don’t want to help you self publish rubbish.

Send in your project idea or self publishing manuscript submission to: