Publish with us
Submit an idea, an incomplete or completed manuscript
It all starts with a concept. We read all solicited or unsolicited manuscripts, including submissions for incomplete projects as well as those that have not yet been started. If you have self-published before, we also welcome your submissions, as no one is exempt from our publishing house. Our goal is to help foster the imagination, aiding writers in bringing out their talent. We offer at least one meeting and additional support via email and telephone to help your writing along until you reach the completion deadline. Let us know your story, about how you get your inspiration and we can help with the rest. We promise to read every submission and provide a personalised response.
All editing and proofreading within the UK
All of our copyediting and proofreading is completed by experienced editors and proofreaders, all of whom are native English speakers within the UK. We take care to ensure that all text is grammatically correct while not amending the intended meaning. There will be opportunities to discuss any changes during the proofing stage and any last-minute alterations can be addressed before going to print. Our printers are also based within the UK and offer top-class quality for all of our books. Along with book printing in hard copy, we will also organise corresponding e-books for sale across the UK and worldwide for each book we publish. We hope to expand to the United States, Europe and beyond.
We only print on FSC-approved paper.
Our printers only use paper approved by the Forest Stewardship Council, an international, non-profit organization committed to making the world a better place by managing the world's forests.
Either FSC 100%, Mixed or Recycled, we use a range of paper from 60 gsm to 300 gsm, as well as a range of colours (no, there isn't just one shade of white!).
We will choose the appropriate paper type for your project, whether it is a poetry collection, comic book or novel, we select from not only paperback or hardback, but premium bookwove, coated, jacketed and so on.
With a range of options from quality book manufacturers, we take care of authors and the earth one book at a time.
A tailored and bespoke publishing service
From completion to editing, to cover creation to print, we provide a tailored service, unique to your style, your requirements and your availability. Ghost & Ribbon are a fair and equal company and will take into consideration your needs when organising deadlines, meetings and print runs because we encourage an open relationship, trust and a transparency policy. We also encourage meetings, constant communications and regular updates on progress. Flexibility is also important to us because we know that it's important to you. If you have any requirements, we are happy to discuss them.
Personalised publishing, sales and publicity
We aim to grow as a company and we do that by ensuring you get the best experience with us, through personalised print runs to cater to events and signings, opportunities for additional author copies, publicity of books ahead of time and the best sales service we can offer. All authors will be publicised in print and through social media, blogs and our quarterly newsletter. We welcome authors learning about others' experiences and making new contacts. In the future we aim to get authors together as often as we can, given adequate sign-up to our contact list and any events.
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
My father always said, 'Never trust anyone whose TV is bigger than their book shelf' - so I make sure I read.