About Top Hat Books

Historical fiction that lives.

We publish fiction that captures the contrasts, the achievements, the optimism and the radicalism of ordinary and extraordinary times across the world.

We’re open to all time periods and we strive to go beyond the narrow, foggy slums of Victorian London. Where are the tales of the people of fifteenth century Australasia? The stories of eighth century India? The voices from Africa, Arabia, cities and forests, deserts and towns? Our books thrill, excite, delight and inspire.

The genres will be broad but clear. Whether we’re publishing romance, thrillers, crime, or something else entirely, the unifying themes are timescale and enthusiasm. These books will be a celebration of the chaotic power of the human spirit in difficult times. The reader, when they finish, will snap the book closed with a satisfied smile.


ABOUT JOHN HUNT PUBLISHING

At John Hunt Publishing we are building a new kind of publishing company, based on a more equitable author/publisher relationship.

For our authors we provide an automated production system, forums, a marketing database with over 40,000 contacts and other online tools to produce and market each book. We partner with our authors on marketing, reaching all the traditional bookstore markets for print books, worldwide, and all online retailers.

Everything is based on transparency. Authors can see everything that’s going on, including monthly accounts. They have access to our contacts database, can add to it, can even get involved in the business. Most of the people working here came into it as authors.

And it doesn't get any more transparent than this: below you will see a real-time snapshot of the data in our system. The numbers are just presented here to demonstrate the kind of company we want to be... where authors pool resources because we are stronger together.

JOHN HUNT PUBLISHING - BY THE NUMBERS
Direct from our database to your screen
  • Cosmic Egg BooksFANTASY, SCI-FI, HORROR & PARANORMAL
  • Perfect EdgeFiction for those who know fiction matters
  • RoundfireFICTION
  • IMPRINTS
  • 1,761 BOOKS PUBLISHED
  • BOOKS IN PRODUCTION
  • 345 BOOKS IN THE PIPELINE
  • 1,890 AUTHORS
  • 17% AVG. ROYALTIES PAID
  • 43,939 MARKETING CONTACTS
  • 80,000 SOCIAL MEDIA REACH
  • LIST SUBSCRIBERS
  • 2,862 ADVERTISEMENTS RUN
  • 3,089 ARTICLES PUBLISHED
  • 1,623 INTERVIEWS ARRANGED
  • 1,922 EVENTS ORGANIZED
  • SPECIAL OFFERS
  • RIGHTS CONTRACTS
  • 5,015 REVIEWS PUBLISHED

Explore our publishing program

SUBMISSIONS: Find out what we're looking for in a proposal.

OUR PUBLISHING PROCESS: The full text of our publishing user manual, so you know exactly what you're getting when you publish with us.

EDITORIAL SERVICES: Learn about additional services we offer to help develop your manuscript.

PUBLICITY SERVICES: Find out how you can ramp up sales by purchasing extra publicity for your book.

WEBSITE SERVICES: Set up a fully integrated website in minutes using our in-house website platform.

OUR COMPANY
RECENTLY PUBLISHED

Little Wagons, The

The Traumatic Birth of Sicily's Cosa Nostra

Crozier Green

Hendersons, The

Daphne Glazer

Chinese Magus, The

Richard Yeo

Angel's Lamp, The

Ashby Jones

Riding Hearts

Thomas Moffatt

Grendel’s Mother

The Saga of the Wyrd-Wife

Susan Signe Morrison

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