Unbound Firsts

By Unbound

Unbound Firsts is a new imprint for debut writers of colour

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$25 
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Digital subscriber

Subscribe to Unbound Firsts and receive ebooks of our first two titles.

PLUS:

  • Two ebooks
  • Your name in the back of both books
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$45  + shipping
59 pledges

Print subscriber

Subscribe to Unbound Firsts and receive two first edition paperback copies of our first titles.

PLUS:

  • Two ebooks
  • Two first edition paperbacks
  • Your name in the back of both books
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Bookshop Patron

An exclusive subscription level for bookshops - who will receive two first edition paperback copies of our first Unbound Firsts titles, and see the name of their bookshop printed with other supporting bookshops in a special list at the front of the book.

PLUS:

  • Two ebooks
  • Two first edition paperbacks
  • Your name in the back and front of both books
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$150  + shipping
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Patron

Become a patron and give £100+ to receive paperback and ebook copies of our first titles, as well as access to advance proofs of both books, and your name in the back of the books.

PLUS:

  • Two ebooks
  • Two first edition paperbacks
  • Two advance proofs
  • Your name in the back of both books
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Frequently Asked Questions

I'm a debut writer of colour, how do I submit my book?

You can send us your book idea here. Please note the deadline to submit is 30 November 2021.

What is an imprint?

An imprint is a specific brand identity that a publisher creates for books that are aimed at specific segments in the market. For example - romance books, crime fiction books or YA books. Unbound Firsts is an imprint that is specifically for debut writers of colour.

Why does the publication process take so long?

The two books selected for Unbound Firsts will be announced in March 2022 and published in April 2023. The publication process is a year long because our standard turnaround from manuscript delivery to publication is a full calendar year (in line with most traditional publishers). This allows good time for every stage in the editorial and production process, while also factoring in print and distribution lead times, plus the lead time required for selling book to retailers.

Can I donate more to Unbound Firsts?

Yes of course! You can add an extra donation at the checkout. We also welcome larger donations towards the imprint. Please get in touch with our crowdfunding campaigns executive, Cassie Waters who will be able to direct you on how to make a larger donation or order multiple copies.

I want to know more about Unbound Firsts, is there more information anywhere?

Yes of course! Visit our Unbound Firsts page here, and view the Unbound Firsts Terms & Conditions here.

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