We will consider books from established authors where either digital rights were always retained by the author, or rights have reverted – if we think we can still add value.

Absolutely – but please submit each manuscript separately.

We’ll confirm by email straight away that we have received your submission. We read every single submission and aim to reply to you within four weeks.

No – both agented and non-agented submissions are welcome.

We offer bespoke digital publishing – so our publishing and marketing is tailored to your author brand, not the other way around. Put simply, our aim is to add value to the publishing process in terms of connecting authors to reader.

We can’t publish every submission we get, but for our authors we offer a marketing focus and branding expertise which puts us a step ahead of other publishers.

We also offer a fantastic 45% of net receipts royalty rate.

Second Sky is an imprint of Bookouture, which is a division of Hachette UK.

We make all of our books available in print-on-demand format, so readers will be able to buy them via all major online retailers – like Amazon, Barnes & Noble and The Book Depository.

We pay a highly competitive 45% of net receipts royalty on ebooks – to all our authors.

We believe in keeping things simple, transparent and fair.

No, we don’t. Our high digital royalty rates and speed to market offset the lack of advance.

Yes – we work with some of the best editors around to ensure that your book is the best it can be.

We also ensure every title is rigorously copy-edited.

You can contact our rights team via our rights page.

Please visit Hachette careers to keep an eye out for opportunities to work at Second Sky, an imprint of Bookouture.

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