Maverick House To Launch 'Boutique' Imprint

Maverick House, the independent non-fiction Irish Publisher with operations in Europe and Asia, is to launch a new imprint later this year called Book Republic.

According to the company the ’boutique’ imprint ‘will specialise in quality short print runs and special editions’ and making ‘the experience of writing and the process of publishing more accessible, while maintaining high levels of quality and professionalism.’

Book Republic will seek submissions and will provide services to authors including self-publishing and short-run publishing.

Book Republic will seek submissions and will provide services to authors including self-publishing and short-run publishing.

Jennifer Thompson and Editor at Marverick said, ‘We [Maverick House] will enter into traditional contracts with authors whereby we pay for publication, but the books will not be sold through a traditional retail method. It’s the normal publishing process, but it involves small print runs. At times, we may also enter into profit sharing contracts which gives us greater flexibility to meet our own requirements and the requirements of our authors. Book Republic aims to offer new authors the opportunity to get published and kick-start their writing careers.’

Print on demand will be part of the company’s model and, in certain cases, an author/company subsidy may be involved.

Book Republic will be publishing two titles in September and aims to publish 2-3 each month thereafter.

Although it is not yet clear if the company plans to offer publishing packages, Book Republic bears a strong resemblance to Thomas Nelson’s WestBow Press and Harlequin’s Dellarte Press.

Maverick House’ MD, Jean Harrington, is currently President of Publishing Ireland, the Irish book publishers trade association.