Sparkling Books is a really independent publishing house. We are totally self-financed, neither seeking nor taking state funding. We regularly attend London and Frankfurt Book Fairs; in 2018 we exhibited at Leipzig. Sparkling Books is a member of Independent Publishers Guild.
Submissions are dealt with as fast as possible. We will not keep authors waiting for months. All submissions must be made through our submissions pages. Please do not telephone us.
We publish fiction written in English in printed form and as e-books. Our e-books are sold to the global English-speaking market in both common formats: Kindle and epub. We sell translation rights to foreign publishers.
Our printed books are distributed by BookSource in the United Kingdom and Eire. New titles are distributed by Lightning Source everywhere else, from printers in eleven countries. Our e-books are distributed by INscribe Digital in most of the world, also by Gardners in the UK and by PublishDrive who cover parts of Asia including China.
Although the UK e-book market is dominated by Kindle, the worldwide market is split between Kindle and epub format. The iphone and ipad read epub files; we supply many libraries in epub format; some national retailers in non-English speaking countries also list English books in epub format.
Our e-book distribution is extensive and constantly expanding. We are proactive in using retailer promotions and targeted advertising.