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Kubby Bridge Books

Alien SheepKubby Bridge Books is my own publishing imprint which I only use to publish my own books. I don't want to get involved in publishing other people so please don't send me your stories.


If you are interested in translation, film or other rights in any book published by Kubby Bridge Books or under my own name, please contact me.

If you are interested in rights in any book by me that's been published by another publisher, please get in touch with them. If you're not sure how to do that, contact me and I'll point you at the right people.

Why do you have your own imprint?

When I first decided to self-publish, I was faced with a dilemma. Should I create a publishing imprint or publish under my own name? Much of the advice on the internet suggested I should create an imprint, but mostly that was to set myself up as a business and I've already done that. (I've been registered as a sole trader for tax purposes since I first started earning money as a writer.)

I was also keen not to hide the fact that I was self-publishing, and I couldn't see another reason to have an imprint name. So I self-published There Must Be Horses under my own name and don't regret doing so.

However, I soon found that looks odd in reviews, especially the ones in magazines where they write the title, the author and the publisher because that makes my name show up twice in swift succession. It also looks slightly odd on the title page if I follow the traditional system of putting the author's name under the name of the book and the publisher's name at the bottom of the page in smaller type. That's why I now publish my books under the name of my own imprint: Kubby Bridge Books.

How did you choose the name?

I don't live near Kubby Bridge, and I don't think such a place exists. The name came from playing around with my horse's name and the name I use for larping (live action roleplay). I originally created it as a username in an online game and liked it so much that I decided to use it for my books.


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