Welcome to Melrose Books
Melrose Books is a well established and highly regarded independent publishing company based in the historic cathedral city of Ely just outside Cambridge. We have been publishing books for over 10 years and are always looking to take on new authors whether they are recognised or unknown. Our partnership packages are popular because, unlike self publishing, a full service is provided including marketing support and distribution and whilst the author contributes to the costs of publishing their book they retain creative control and a high level of involvement. We have also introduced Social Media into our marketing packages.This is the term given for online sites that provide different social actions and which make the transfer of text, photos, audio and video increasingly available to users of the internet. This relatively new form of media has considerable relevance to our authors as platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have created online communities where people can share as much, or little, personal information as they desire with other members about their books and themselves.The result is the availability of an enormous amount of information that can be easily shared, searched, promoted, disputed and created.
Partnership publishing typically offers authors a much higher royalty rate (85%) whereas mainstream publishing offers between 7.5 to 15%. There are no hidden costs and our dedicated in-house team is always available for advice and back-up. Authors come to us by recommendation and through our reputation with many authors returning with further titles for publication. We are committed to publishing quality books which includes all genres from novels to captivate the reader to memoirs which give a fascinating insight into enthralling lives.
We also publish family histories, memoirs, theses for private distribution. If you have ever wanted to leave something for your family this is your opportunity to do so. We can print from as few as 10 copies in hardback or in paperback, illustrated or text only. Our production values for these books remain as high as for all our titles, with the full editing and design service available.
Conserving our planet is also very important to us and we operate an ethical environmental policy. Our books are printed on paper from sustainably managed forests and we regularly monitor our recycling practices.