Welcome to the website of Carlton Publishing Group. We are a leading independent publisher of illustrated reference, sport, entertainment and children’s books, publishing under six imprints: Carlton, Goodman, Goodman Fiell, André Deutsch, Prion and Carlton Kids.
Mass market illustrated non-fiction titles on a wide variety of popular subjects including music, film, history, reference and popular culture also the world champion of sports publishing.
Beautifully designed illustrated books on the arts.
Stylish, intelligent books covering architecture, design, fashion, graphic design and culture.
A traditional literary imprint publishing predominantly black and white biographies, history and heritage books
Quirky humour and British heritage.
Innovative and beautifully designed books, from stylish retelling of traditional stories and creative learning ideas to books using fun digital technology.
The Carlton Publishing Group expects the highest standards of work and professionalism from its employees, suppliers and contractors. Employees should refer to the Procedures Document on the company intranet for further information on in-house quality management. Suppliers and contractors will be advised by their Carlton Publishing Group contact of quality management procedures relating to their field of activity.
Quality Management Statement
We are happy to consider material from potential new authors and agents. It is not necessary to telephone the Carlton Publishing Group prior to making a submission but please follow these guidelines:
Check this website for the type of titles we publish. We do not wish to consider proposals for adult or children's fiction, poetry or academic books.
All submissions should be sent by email to Piers Murray Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not send any originals or copies of typescripts or artwork, as we cannot accept liability for them and they may not be returned. We do not accept submissions by fax or disk.
Along with a covering letter, submissions should consist of a short synopsis, a list of selling points, the author's professional biography, information on competing titles and up to two chapters or 20 pages of the manuscript, whichever is the shorter.
Owing to the high volume of submissions we cannot guarantee to reply to each one individually.
We try to respond to submissions within four weeks of receipt but cannot guarantee to do so. At busy times of year we may take longer to consider material.
For further useful information and general hints and tips on submissions, please refer to The Writers' & Artists' Yearbook published by A & C Black.
Editorial Submission Policy