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About Batsford

Batsford’s history dates back to 1843, and since then it has forged a strong reputation for niche publishing. Many of the niche publishing subjects – established decades ago and sometimes a century ago – are still part of the list today; textile art, practical art and craft; architecture and design; heritage and chess. Still at the heart of the list are serious books by experts that are both accessible and beautiful. Innovation has always been part of the Batsford tradition which continues to be maintained, whether it is being the first to promote colouring for grown-ups with the bestselling Millie Marotta series, or show textile work as an art form. The quality of Batsford’s books means they sell for years, often decades.

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We are happy to accept unsolicited submissions, but due to the high volume of proposals we receive, are unable to acknowledge receipt. Please take time to read the submission guidelines below and check the subject matters published by our imprints.

  • Submissions should contain a proposed outline, chapter outline and a sample chapter if available, accompanied by a cover letter containing your name, address and other contact details. Please include a stamped, addressed envelope to enable us to respond to you.
  • Post submissions and general queries to the ‘Publisher’ and add the relevant imprint name, for example:  Publisher, Batsford, Batsford Books 43 Great Ormond Street, London WC1N 3HZ.
  • We do not accept handwritten proposals. All work should be typed and double-spaced. Pages should be numbered if possible.