We at C.A.A.B Publishing are committed to supporting our authors and helping them promote their work to the widest market possible. Through hard work and networking, we want to make all our authors successful and give as many writers as possible that wonderful moment when you read, “We loved your work and we want to publish it.”
In their own words…
When did you start publishing?
We opened our doors in Feb 2020 just before the pandemic, so as you can see we have a great sense of timing.
What made you want to start an independent publisher?
I have been an author for many years, but I never felt supported by or valuable to the publishers that took on my work. I wanted to offer authors a family of supportive writers to champion their work and help each other to get the word out about their books.
What genres do you specialise in?
At the moment we are open to most genres as we are still finding our feet and have people working for us from very different back grounds who enjoy varied genres. We usually take on books that we have enjoyed reading, and I think that is a great place to start.
Where are you based?
Do you have a submission window, if so when?
Our submission portal is open at the moment but we close it once we have accepted our quota of manuscripts. We try to take on around 12 books a year, equating to one a month, but we have done more if a fantastic manuscript comes our way and we can’t say no.
What is your submission procedure?
Our full submission rules are on our website but in brief we do not accept Poetry or porn.
Children´s chapter books should be at least 11,500 words up to around 40,000
Adult fiction books including short story collections should be no less than 45,000 and not much over 100,000
Non-fiction should be no less than 30,000 words if photographs are included and should not exceed the 100,000-word restriction if possible.
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Who are you (team photo if possible)?
We are a small team, we hire freelancers to do most of the extra work, but at our core we are Chrissy, Adam, Jules, Brodie and Alex.
Background in the book industry?
Adam worked for Penguin many years ago and as I said, I have been part of the publishing process from the other side as have many of the team.
Talk about some of your books if possible?
Where to start? We have some amazing kid’s books, one series called The Gem Master series is written by a very young author aged just 12. We have recently published a book called ‘Waiting for the Wind to Change’ which is about emotional abuse and gaslighting and is a very powerful and emotional story. We also love Sci-fi and our author David Clegg will be publishing the second part of his amazing space opera The Aule Stratagem, with us this year.
and future projects/dreams if you can?
We have some very fun anthologies that are open to submissions at the moment and we are looking, for the first time, to open these up to authors from around the world. We have been exclusively a UK based publishing company in the past, as we want to be as hands on as we can be and that is difficult if your authors are thousands of miles away.