About Dead Ink Books

Dead Ink is a small, ambitious and experimental literary publisher based in London and Manchester. We publish around 6 new titles a year as well as continually bringing you new fiction, poetry, interviews and strong-minded reviews on our website. We take part in a number of literary events, festivals and host workshops. We began life as a digital-only imprint and, now, publishing our first print titles, we are continuing to bring new authors to new audiences.

Dead Ink came to being in 2011 as a digital-only imprint founded by Wes Brown. He was joined by Nathan Connolly and together they developed the Dead Ink ethos. They were soon joined by Estelle Morris as our art director, Katherine Horrex as our new writing editor and Chris Kerr as our reviews editor. Dead Ink is completely independent, we have no funding, no sponsors and no agenda. Our team work together as a collective and despite having our own niches, we are all involved in every part of our publishing programme.

Aside from our front list Dead Ink titles, we also offer publishing services under our Ink House imprint to independent authors and third-party clients. We offer our services at competitive rates and they range from producing an eBook all the way up to editing, proofreading, marketing, publicity, design, typesetting and consultancy. The Ink House imprint helps generate income for our pioneering Dead Ink front list.

We believe that there are brilliant authors out there who may not yet be known or be commercially viable. We see it as Dead Ink’s job to bring the most challenging and experimental new writing out from the underground and present it to our audience in the most beautiful and artisan way possible.

Our readers form an integral part of our team. You don’t simply buy a Dead Ink book, you invest in the authors and the books you love.

Dead Ink, 2014

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