We are an independent publishing house, with offices in London, Los Angeles and Mumbai. We pride ourselves on our wide range of genres and giving ambitious authors a platform that is so rarely available in the publishing industry today. All of our books and authors are enormously special in their own way. We believe that a story can evoke a large range of emotions; they can make you laugh, cry and, most importantly, change a life.
In the last ten years we have evolved with the industry, moulding our marketing and production strategies to suit the ever-changing market. Not only have we grown an impressive following on our social media platforms, but we have considerably expanded our reach and marketing potential through various different mediums and techniques. This includes creating various book trailers and videos, expanding our distribution networks, writing engaging content and connecting with our readers through our blog, setting up radio and news interviews, as well as book launches in various stores all around the world.
We are completely dedicated to each of our authors and work hands on with authors and media contacts in order to give every book the best start in life. We’re always looking for ways to reach a larger audience, embracing more recent mediums such as eBooks and audiobooks. We strive to extend our reach into the new, modern age of publishing.
We have committed ourselves to being an environmentally friendly company, implementing the use of FSC paper in all our books and promotional material as well as actively encouraging writers to correspond and submit to us electronically.
We work under the hybrid model of publishing, where all initial work submitted to us is considered for a ‘traditional publishing contract’. This is where no costs are incurred by the author and the whole cost for producing, publishing and marketing the work is covered by Olympia Publishers. However, please bear in mind that not all work can be accepted under these terms. As we receive hundreds of submissions each month, we cannot guarantee which titles will be selected for publication. However, we do try to offer advice to authors if there is anything about the publishing process that confuses them or they are unsure of, even if we cannot publish your work. Should we be unable to offer a traditional contract, but we feel the work has potential an alternative offer may be made. This offer is known as a ‘Hybrid contract’ and is based on a contribution, to be paid by the author, to cover the initial production and printing cost of the book. For more information on the hybrid business model, please read this informative article hybrid publishing model.
Please see our submissions page for further information on how to submit your work to us.
“As an editor, it is my job to review and critique the work of a writer. As a writer you are the creator, the architect, relying on the expertise of the editor. One might argue that being a creator is more important and deserves more credit and to that I must agree. As without writers, where would we be?
Writing a piece of literature can be an extremely arduous and draining process, whether it be fiction or non-fiction, romance or fantasy. However, only after great struggle can you receive the ultimate reward, a published book. Having your name on the front cover of something very personal to you, the author. Something you have created. Something you can be proud to call your own.
I hope we can turn that ultimate reward into a reality and make your book – which probably started out as a small idea – into a big future.”
James Houghton, Commissioning Editor
Children’s books are at the heart of Olympia Publishers. For over a decade we have been publishing exciting children’s books that are loved by our young readers from around the world. We’re proud to introduce, Bumblebee Books. The home of our bespoke children’s literature. From adventure to fantasy, non-fiction to rhyme, you won’t Bee-lieve the range we have.
Bumblebee Books, an imprint of Olympia Publishers.