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"Too many beautifully written books are rejected on a regular basis because the submitting author doesn’t have a strong enough author platform. The barriers for authors are getting higher and the publishing industry less discerning and more unscrupulous. By operating a hybrid publishing model, Cranthorpe Millner can invite authors to publish with us based on the merit of the manuscript alone."

Kirsty-Ellen Smillie

Kirsty-Ellen is Managing Director and Senior Editor. She is passionate about high quality literature and publishing authors whose work deserves to be recognised in the literary world. She brings with her not just an understanding of the competitive book world, but also a compassion for authors. Honest, strong and positive relationships with all our authors is the most important thing to her.

David Hahn

David is our Chairman. Having worked for Sky TV and as a recording engineer for the likes of CBS, DJM and Apple, he heads up the Celebrity Division of the company. He also brings with him profuse, unrivaled contacts to aid in the all important exposure of Cranthorpe Millner’s authors: the heart, root and soul of the company itself.

The traditional, one-route-only option – that idea of getting published ‘properly’ – has disappeared, and we say good riddance. There are so many different options for authors now which can only be a positive thing. And that’s where we come in.

Cranthorpe Millner operates a hybrid publishing model. This means, should an author pass our editors’ strict filtering system, we can offer different kinds of agreements depending on the author and the manuscript. With some authors we work under a ‘traditional’ model, whereby we cover the full cost of publication and the author is offered industry standard royalties (8-10%). To some authors we offer what we call a partnership or contributory agreement, whereby the author is asked for a financial contribution so that we may share the risk and enter into a partnership together to publish the author’s book. In this case, the author receives around 60-75% royalties.

We endeavour to respond to every author who submits a manuscript to us within three weeks. Should we wish to work with you, you will be contacted by our Acquisitions team to discuss the terms we would like to offer you. Please note, all of our authors receive:

Editing

- Comprehensive line and developmental editing, in direct consultation with yourself

Copyrighting

Copyright filing, obtaining your ISBN and organising Public Lending Rights

Distribution

- Traditional distribution to the trade
- Fulfilment of all orders on short-run printed books (author or customer pays shipping)

Marketing & PR

- High-level PR and marketing support
- High-end custom cover design, eBook file conversion and upload
- Support and management of title metadata

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