Welcome to Unbound - publishing for the 21st century.

Real books, reader-funded.

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We use crowdfunding to publish your book

Unbound is the world’s only book publisher to use crowdfunding to raise funds for the publishing process. We’ve published over 250 titles and are looking for more authors to work with. Interested in learning more?

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Our experience

Authors you’d be alongside

We are proud to have published some amazing books such as the award-winning The Good Immigrant and the international bestselling Letters of Note. Our authors include the children’s writer Raymond Briggs, Monty Python’s Terry Jones, novelist Alice Jolly, the YouTuber Stuart Ashen, activist Penny Pepper, writer and film-maker Jonathan Meades and the performance poet Salena Godden.

Some of our authors' published books

We’ve raised millions for authors

To date, more than 160,000 book lovers from 176 countries have pledged over £5m to authors like you.


Publishing experts on your side

Our in-house team of editors, designers, publicists and experts in rights and production are here to ensure that you’re supported every step of the way.

Real books, real distribution

Unbound produces beautiful books and gets them sold in the best bookshops and the biggest online stores where your friends, family and fans will see them.

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A selection of our published books

How it works for authors like you

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Pitch your idea to our commissioning editors – if it has the makings of a great book, we’ll launch it on our site.

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Tell the world your project is live and start your crowdfunding campaign. Track your pledges and progress in real time through your creator dashboard.

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You will work with an editor to make sure your book is the best it can be.

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Publication Day

Your book has been typeset, proofread and printed. A copy is now in your hands!

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Working with Unbound

We’ve been inundated with great submissions lately and are taking a break from accepting more while we get back to everyone. We’re still keen to hear your book ideas on our regular Pitching Hour on Twitter - follow @unbounders to find out more and stay up to date with other Unbound news.