Currently accepting submissions from new and published authors

JOFFE BOOKS are one of the UK’s leading independent publishers of best-selling crime and mystery fiction. We sold 1.4 million books in 2017 and in February 2018 we had 17 of the 100 best-selling Kindle books in the UK. We are currently open to submissions from new and established authors.

We love books, and our authors know the unflagging passion and dedication we bring to publishing their work. Our growth has been phenomenal and our goal is to continue discovering talented authors. We like to work with writers to develop their books and careers over the long term. Many of our authors have topped the best-seller lists, and many consistently sell large numbers of their books. We accept submissions from published authors and new writers. We are also interested in working with authors who wish to relaunch their back-list titles.

We accept submissions from agents, authors who have previously published or self-published their books, first-time writers, and anyone in between

We appreciate the time and hope authors put into their submissions. In a digital age there's no need for the old 3 chapters. Send us your whole manuscript as a word document or PDF with a short synopsis. We'll enjoy the chance to read what you've poured your heart and soul into. But as we're busy publishing great books, it might take ages to get back to you.

We are members of the Independent Publishers Guild and The Crime Writers' Association.

What we like to receive

  • Mysteries, Crime Fiction, Psychological Thrillers, Detective, Thrillers, and Suspense, are favourite genres

  • Great books which say something interesting about the world as you see it

  • We want full-length fiction

  • We'll take a quick look at just about anything

  • We take risks on books we care about

What we offer

  • Passionate book-loving editors

  • Thoughtful and engaged editing and development of books

  • An in-depth knowledge of the amazon marketplace (which is by far the largest)

  • A competitive royalty rate on sales

  • Long term engagement with your career

  • We never charge any fees for publishing or marketing your work (of course!)

  • Digital savvy marketing and design

  • Our focus is on digital but we publish all our books in paperback


Our ad in the The London Review of Books

Our ad in the The London Review of Books






So to conclude . . . if you would like us to look at your book:

Email to

  1. your full-length book as a PDF or Word doc (Word preferred)

  2. a synopsis (3 paragraphs maximum), please include this in the body of the email. Tell us what genre you see your book belonging in

  3. 100 words about yourself, please include this in the body of the email

  4. include the word submission in the subject line of your email, so that it reaches the right people to look at it

  5. please let us know where you heard about Joffe Books

We get a massive amount of submissions and look at everything we receive but only work with a very small percentage of the authors we receive submissions from. As we have open submissions, and receive so many, we can’t guarantee you’ll get a reply from us unless we’re interested in working with you.

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