Malcolm Down Publishing is a traditional, independent publisher and home of the children’s imprint Sarah Grace Publishing. Our authors include Andrew Roberts, Mark Stibbe, Wendy Mann and Dr Elizabeth McNaught.

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Many thanks for your enquiry. We are grateful that you have considered our publishing house for your work.

In order for us to assess your submission, the first stage would be to send it to one of our editors for a full evaluation report. This process takes around 2-3 weeks and the report will detail the strengths and weaknesses of your manuscript and suggestions for any re-writing required. We will then add our personal recommendation regarding the next steps. The cost of the report is £120 inc. VAT.

Following a successful evaluation we would then recommend one of the following publishing packages:

1. Gold - Your book will be fully edited, a cover designed, then published and marketed to bookstores globally. You agree to purchase a minimum number of 500 books and we pay you a 15% royalty based on our net receipts from bookshop and online sales. This option also includes an eBook, which is uploaded to the Kindle platform. The price you pay is dependent upon the number of words in the book but is normally around 50% of the RRP.

2. Silver - Your book will be fully edited, a cover designed, then published and marketed to bookstores globally. There is a minimum order of only 20 copies but you pay a fee of between £1000 and £2000 depending on the length of the book. We pay you a 15% royalty based on our net receipts from bookshop and online sales. This option also includes an eBook, which is uploaded to the Kindle platform. The price you pay for your copies will be 50% of the RRP.

3.  Bronze - Your book will be fully edited, a cover designed and 500 copies printed and sold to you for your own use. Pricing available on request.

If you would like to proceed with an evaluation report then please email your manuscript to malcolm@malcolmdown.co.uk and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

Wishing you every success on your publishing journey!