SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED
A NOTE FROM STEPHANIE ZIA:
Blackbird began by a happy accident in 2010 when the popular Transworld travel writer Susie Kelly joined me in my exploration of the ebook digital revolution.
Susie soon became a US Amazon bestseller, new authors joined us, and it has been non-stop ever since.
I have relished being on the outside of conventional publishing, working with exciting new writers and several brilliant established authors like Susie who have entrusted their backlists and new works to Blackbird.
Ten years on, it's time for a pause. I have a 4th novel of my own to complete whilst I continue exploring new initiatives to promote our brand and our current list.
Please follow @Blackbird_Bks on Twitter for updates. Thank you.
We publish new, original works of fiction & non-fiction alongside rights-reverted titles by established authors.
We always read the chapter first. Only if the chapter has grabbed our attention will we go on to read the synopsis.
We do not publish short story collections or poetry.
Please don't be despondent if you don't hear back from us. We can take very, very few books on.
Our bespoke author-friendly service is run along the following lines:
We are here to help, advise and take the edge off the dreaded self-promotion part of publishing a book. Launching in December 2009, we think we could have been the very first digital publisher to launch in the UK. We keep a close eye on the ever-changing developments in digital publishing. Whilst we work hard to promote every writer, both by traditional methods and digital, those who work in tandem with us are more likely to see success for their books. We do appreciate that online isn’t for everybody, though, and we publish complete techno-phobics (there is even a typewriter in our midst!) who happen to be brilliant writers, as well as great writers who are bloggers and social media adepts.