Unbound is a crowdfunding publisher.

Our best idea? Listening to yours.

We believe great ideas shouldn’t fall between the cracks because they don’t fit the mould.

That's why we've built a platform and publishing model that shifts the balance of power, allowing people and communities to champion the voices which deserve to be heard.

We’re changing publishing – and putting the crowd in control.

A selection of Unbound's published books

Ideas are welcome here.

Unbound creators pursue bold ideas on their own terms – and make an impact on the world, too.

2019 Guild of Food Writers Awards, General Cookbook Award

Rowley Leigh, A Long and Messy Business

2019 Rathbones Folio Prize, shortlist

Alice Jolly, Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile

2019 RSL Ondaatje Prize, shortlist

Alice Jolly, Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile

2019 Four Heart Big Book Finalists

Rose Bretécher, Pure

Laura Thompson, The Last Landlady

Beth McColl, How to Come Alive Again

Matt Cain, The Madonna of Bolton

2018 Unbound record for fastest funding book, 1786% of crowdfunding target raised

Daniel Hardcastle and Rebecca Maughan, Fuck Yeah Video Games: The Life and Extra Lives of a Professional Nerd

2018 Broken Frontier Awards, shortlisted in four categories

Ram V and Anand Radhakrishnan, Grafity’s Wall

2018 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, shortlist

Tom Cox, 21st Century Yokel

2018 Sports Book Awards, Biography of the Year shortlist

Dermot Kavanagh, Different Class

2018 People’s Book Prize finalist

Martine McDonagh, Narcissism for Beginners

2017 Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards, Debut Drink Book

Henry Jeffreys, Empire of Booze

2016 Books Are My Bag Readers' Choice Award

Nikesh Shukla, The Good Immigrant

2016 PEN Ackerley Prize

Alice Jolly, Dead Babies and Seaside Towns

2014 Gordon Burn Prize

Paul Kingsnorth, The Wake

2014 Bookseller Book of the Year

Paul Kingsnorth, The Wake

2014 Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

Paul Kingsnorth, The Wake

2014 Futurebook Award, Best Publishing Website


2011 Futurebook Award, Digital Innovation


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