Why did I set up FGI Publishing?
I have set up my own publishing company, FGI Publishing, because I want to promote books which are genuinely useful, informative and engaging. I began by publishing my own books but I am now branching out to publish other people. In the near future, I will be publishing Roger Titcombe’s Learning Matters, an essential guide to the inner-workings of our education system and how children learn. Roger’s book is packed full of important research into the ways in which the English education system has both failed and succeeded our pupils.
I aim to expand the remit of FGI Publishing in the future. I’m interested in looking at submissions which are well-written, original, imaginative and socially relevant, whether they are fiction, non-fiction, drama or poetry. I am not seeking to publish genre fiction at this moment in time, but if a writer feels they have invented a new genre then I may consider a proposal. At the moment, I am using Amazon’s CreateSpace platform to publish paperback books on, and using Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing to publish e-books on Kindle: this means all FGI Publishing’s books are available on all Amazon websites across the world. However, I may use other platforms and printers to publish books in the future.
What do I offer writers that other publishers don’t?
First, I offer much more generous royalty rates than most publishers.
Second, I have good contacts in the media world and feel I can promote a book I believe in.
Third, I have quite a bit of experience of publishing my own books and so know the pitfalls regarding publishing books.
What is to stop me self-publishing my own book?
Nothing whatsoever! It’s never been easier! And if you’re interested in doing that, I would urge you to do so. However, I’ve found that some people like to work with someone else who believes in their book, and also feel that they lack the technical expertise or the time and energy needed to self-publish.
How do I submit a proposal?
Please email FGIPublishing@gmail.com with a short synopsis of your book and a sample chapter if you are interested in me publishing your book.
What books have been published on FGI Publishing?
So far, I have published a number of my own books using the FGI Publishing imprint.
The following titles are available in paperback and on Kindle (e-book) on all Amazon sites:
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde: The Study Guide Edition
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde: A Study Guide
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde: A dramatic adaptation of Stevenson’s classic novel
Songs of Innocence and Experience: A Study Guide
Star-crossed: Romeo and Juliet for Teenagers
How To Get A Great English Degree
These titles are available on Kindle (e-book) only:
Frankenstein: A Study Guide
Jane Eyre: A Study Guide
Far From The Madding Crowd: A Study Guide
The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Study Guide
Pride and Prejudice: A Study Guide
The Turn of the Screw: A Study Guide