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Our Philosophy

For almost 20 years, we have been seeking out talented authors who are passionate about their subject and want to share that passion with a wider audience.  We help them to get clarity on their unique offering and help them to build a knowledge marketing business around it by producing exceptional books, and digital knowledge products. We then help to bring these to market in a profitable way for mutual benefit.

In doing to our philosophy is to help our authors become knowledgeable on all the processes, tools and platforms that need in order to build and engage with their following and to position themselves as an expert in their field.

By working with us, both the author and ourselves play to our individual strengths and achieve something together that neither of us can achieve on our own.

Using our cloud-based project management systems, we make it possible for our authors, wherever they are in the world,  to be in charge of their project and to communicate directly with all of the specialists who are working to bring it to a successful conclusion.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are Filament?

Filament is a traditional publisher of some 19 years’ standing. We have successful titles in many languages distributed through the book trade worldwide and are members of the Independent Publishers Guild.

We are based in Croydon, Surrey and run author training events in central London every month.

Do I have to give up my author rights?

Absolutely not! All rights remain the property of the author – including all film and television rights. You license Filament to act on your behalf to manage the rights that you choose.

Do I need to get a Literary Agent?

You do not need a Literary Agent to be published by Filament. We are pleased to receive submissions direct from authors.
 

Do I need to pay to get published?

We are open to receiving submissions from authors who have an established record of book sales through the book trade; a significant following on social media and in the press; are on the public speaking circuit; or are thought leaders in their market. These authors will be considered for traditional publishing with no author contribution.

In line with many forward-looking publishing houses today, we also offer a range of services to entrepreneurial authors who want to be in charge of their project. We offer “Partnership Publishing”, which is definitely not “Self-Publishing” – and a lot safer.

Partnership Publishing

For new authors coming to market for the first time, we offer a far less risky alternative to self-publishing where both author and publisher work together, both playing to their individual strengths. Partnership Publishing keeps the author in control of their project and gives them the best possible help and support from an experienced publisher. We offer a range of publishing services on a “pay-as-you-go” basis. View Publishing Choices for more info on the different options available.

Why should I choose Filament?


Our philosophy at Filament is that it’s not just what we can do for you and with you, but it’s what you will become as a result of working with us. We help our authors to become fluent with all the social media and communication tools they will need to position themselves in the marketplace, to grow a following and to position themselves as a go-to expert in their field. We also link you with other authors on the same journey that you can learn from.

You will be working with a publisher on a one-to-one basis, and not just part of an anonymous production line. We will create a bespoke programme tailored to your specific needs.

What if I want to Self Publish?

For authors who prefer to completely self-publish but need help with specific services, we offer a simple pay-as-you-go service for just those things that they need help with. Select the services you need and tap into the expertise of our experienced team. View Publishing Choices for more info on the different options available.

Do you publish anyone?

We have an editorial assessment process for every new manuscript. As part of this process, we require the author to pay for a professional editor to provide a full Reader’s Report. This independent assessment will establish if a manuscript is ready for publication, or if further work is required. To find out more about our submissions procedure, go to the Submissions tab on the main menu.

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BOOKFLOW

BookFlow is our own unique global book distribution platform. It brings together all of our many print and distribution partners around the world into one portal to enables us to get your title found and distributed through the book trade in 220 countries.

Meet the Team

Filament Publishing are members of the Independent Publishers Guild and has been pushing out the boundaries of publishing for 19 years. It was founded by Chris Day in 1991, when he came from working in the head office of Encyclopaedia Britannica,  itself a great innovator in creating new products and new routes to market. Over time, we have built an incredible team of talented people with all the skills you need to successfully bring your book to market and build a profitable business around it.

Our speciality is partnership publishing, in which both the author and the publisher play to their strengths. By working together, we can achieve far more than either of us could alone. Our philosophy is to help our authors to build a sustainable business around their books and become effective Author-preneurs.

As members of the Independent Publisher Guild, we are well connected, and also have strong links to a Literary Agent. We help our authors to be represented at the main international book fairs and to achieve additional income by selling their overseas and translation rights. We also have connections across the book trade and into all the bookshops.

We also convert our titles into all electronic formats including Apple, Kobo, Nook, all Android devices, Kindle – and distribute them to the 70 other eBook retailers around the world – not just Amazon!

In addition, we have trained journalists on our team and extensive media databases to ensure your news reaches the right media.

Over the past 19 years, we have developed a great track record of helping our authors achieve their objectives.

Everything is underpinned by a stunning cloud-based author project management system which enables you to remain in control of your project wherever you are in the world.

Author Peter Allton says: “It always amazes me how much you give to all your authors and even those not publishing with yourself. Filament and AuthorCraft provide a veritable feast of knowledge and support and certainly helped me to get my book finished and published. Thanks Chris and team.”