Commissioning and working with authors

Once you’ve identified your project, we can help with the commissioning and briefing of authors to deliver their manuscript. We’re happy to work with you to find suitable authors, or we can pick up projects after authors have been contracted. We can implement your existing proposals and plans or we can contribute to the development of new publishing proposals.

We’re very aware of the fact that what the author is asked to do and what they end up doing can be two quite different things. We’re always keen to liaise regularly with authors and read material throughout the writing process to ensure that their final manuscript is as good as it possibly can be. No one likes nasty last-minute surprises!

We can help you with:

  • commissioning of titles (print and electronic) to meet identified market needs
  • commissioning, training and development of authors
  • manuscript development
  • concept testing and trialling
  • list development and brand extension.