Information for authors

Information for Authors

Hachette UK is the UK’s leading publishing group incorporating seven market-leading publishing companies

  • Hachette Children’s Books

    Headline Publishing Group

    Hodder & Stoughton

    Hodder Education

    Quercus Books

    Little, Brown Book Group

    Octopus Publishing Group

    Orion Publishing Group

    Our parent company, Hachette Livre, is the world’s second largest trade and education publisher, bringing our publishing companies and imprints significant marketplace leverage. Hachette offers unique publishing skills in local markets the world over. Our overseas companies in Australia, New Zealand, India and Ireland and our sales offices in Hong Kong, Canada and the Middle East give us a very strong presence in export markets. This is further enhanced by our long-standing very close and collaborative working relationship with our sister company Hachette Book Group USA and excellent working relationships with all of our Hachette sister companies ensures that we collaborate effectively the world over.

    The Hachette imprints offer unique publishing skills in international and local markets, with special focus on author care, marketing support, creative campaigns and digital innovation.

    Submissions Information for Potential Authors

    Our companies only accept submissions sent to us via an agent. We do not accept any unsolicited material. The Writers' and Artists' Yearbook(published by A & C Black) and The Writer's Handbook (published by Macmillan) contain the addresses of all UK literary agents. You can also find UK Agents' contact details on the website, as provided by The Writer's Handbook.

    Hachette UK accepts no responsibility for proposals sent to us.