In the beginning, Ghost & Ribbon Publishing began after gaining experience within the publishing field and an overwhelming love of fiction. After working within non-fiction publishing, it was time to apply these skills to something millions of others had a passion for but had struggled to do.
Having written the novel 2051, completing the first draft on Friday 13 May 2016, it was more difficult than I imagined to get a literary agent or publisher to look at my work. After multiple submissions, I knew that it was very unlikely that my work was being read. Despite the book being socially and politically relevant, I was ignored like many others. Using my knowledge of publishing, I decided to publish the book myself, thus spawning the creation of the Ghost & Ribbon publishing house. This way I could do what I loved and others could be helped with this writing journeys at the same time.
This inspired the company: a publisher for new (or previously self-published) authors to break into the field, with all editing and proofreading completed within the UK, one where every single submission is read. Not only this: we accept projects that aren't even complete or that haven't even been started. We create new opportunities for new writers by looking for potential.
Starting small is the only way to make a change. At Ghost & Ribbon, we aim to give new authors the opportunities they deserve, along with a personal relationship with an editor, inclusive of talks, workshops and lots of helpful literature to go along with it.
If you have any stories about declined submissions, please get in touch to discuss and share your experiences.
We look forward to working with you.