about us

Authoright was founded in 2007 by an author who wanted to help other authors.

 

Having written, self published and successfully promoted his own book Single White Failure, Gareth Howard decided to share his experiences with other writers as they entered the publishing world for the first time. Like so many writers, Gareth experienced rejection after rejection upon submitting his manuscript to literary agents and publishers. He was told repeatedly that his book — whilst ‘good’ — wasn’t commercial or marketable; determined not to take no for an answer, he set out to prove the industry wrong, by successfully self publishing his book — long before self publishing was fashionable — and joining forces with his journalist partner, Hayley Radford, to launch a PR campaign that would see him featured in the Sunday Times, BBC Radio, Boston Globe and Mail, Sydney Morning Herald and NBC’s Today Show amongst others. Gareth knew that what he’d learnt about design, publishing and promotion could help other authors who were being turned down by the traditional side of the industry; today Authoright’s clients include several of the agents and publishers who had rejected Gareth’s book!

The publishing industry has changed irrevocably in recent years, but Authoright’s ethos has remained the same since its inception: empowering and inspiring new authors whilst helping them to make their publishing dreams a reality.

Authoright has worked with over 3,000 writers. Each year its Author Consultants speak to around 2,500 writers free of charge, helping them to identify and solve their publishing needs; we are the only company to do so anywhere in the world. Authors from all routes to publication can come to Authoright for help with their editing, book cover design, website development, branding, bespoke self publishing, social media, marketing and publicity.

As well as working with individual authors, Authoright works across the publishing industry, with literary agents, traditional publishers, self publishing platforms and writing communities, sharing our knowledge and expertise in order to help everyone working with books ensure they are offering their authors the services and opportunities they really need.

With offices in London and New York, Authoright works with authors from around the world, even promoting books in foreign language territories. We’re the only company of our kind with an international presence and we’re still entirely self-funded.

Above all else, Authoright exists so that writers have someone to talk to. If you think we can help you, just drop us a line.

Gareth Howard CEO & Co-Founder

A former corporate lawyer, Gareth successfully self published his first novel Single White Failure back in 2005, becoming one of the first modern self publishing ‘bestsellers’. An early supporter of self publishing, he wanted to make professional editorial, design and promotional services available to all authors, whilst keeping them fair and affordable. Despite running Authoright, Gareth still speaks to over 1000 authors individually each year, as well as presenting at publishing conferences in the UK and US. Gareth is also the founder of LitFactor, a startup designed to change how authors submit to literary agents, Clink Street Publishing and the London Author Fair. He’s still working on book number two…

Hayley Radford Head of Publicity & Co-Founder

Hayley is a journalist by trade and worked in broadcasting for a decade before founding Authoright with Gareth. While still at university, Hayley was making live sports programmes for BBC Radio London 94.9FM before moving into the arts and entertainment arena, producing and presenting cultural programming for the BBC and UK commercial radio. She has worked for The Sun, The Times and Time Out Magazine on their multimedia content and has interviewed the great and the not so great of sport, current affairs, art, dance, literature, theatre, music, film and television. As a publicist, her clients have appeared on BBC Television and Radio, The Daily Mail and The Times Literary Supplement amongst others. Along with Gareth Howard, she is the founder of LitFactor, Clink Street Publishing and the London Author Fair.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

RISING

STARS

THE

BOOKSELLER

AMBASSADOR

FRANKFURT

BOOK FAIR

2015

IPG

MEMBER

FRANKFURT

BOOK FAIR

PARTNER

2014

PARTNER

2011-14

HARPER

COLLINS

LONDON

BOOK FAIR

PARTNER

2013

LONDON

AUTHOR

FAIR

FOUNDER

JUDGE

BRIGHTON

FESTIVAL

BOOKBUB

PREFERRED

PARTNER

FILMS & VIDEOS

Gareth Howard, CEO, Authoright

Fast Foreword - a short film on modern publishing by Authoright

 

Contributors:

Gordon Wise, literary agent, Curtis Brown

Gareth Howard, CEO, Authoright

Philip Jones, Editor, The Bookseller

Polly Courtney, Author & Bestseller

The Big Publishing Brainstorm - from the London Author Fair by Authoright

 

Contributors:

Patrick Brown, Head of Authors, Goodreads

Gareth Howard, CEO, Authoright

Eileen Gittins, CEO, Blurb

Bella Andre, Bestselling Self Published Author

Adele Parks, Bestselling Author

and others

GUEST LECTURES

Authoright is active within the wider publishing industry and, in particular, supportive of graduates

entering an industry that is a constant but exciting state of flux. Members of the team are often called on to give a guest lecture or talk. Lectures have included the following.  

ARTICLES ON US

Authoright's partnership with the Frankfurt Book Fair

Partnership: author area at the FBF

Company profile article

Feature: Profile on Authoright 

Feature on Authoright / Digital Zone at the London Book Fair

Rising Stars Announced

Interview: How to market a book

Authoright: Brains Behind a Brand

Profile article 

Press Release announcing partnership

CONTACT

London

71-75 Shelton St,

Covent Garden,

London,

WC2H 9JQ

info@authoright.com

+44 (0)20 7993 8225

New York

154 Grand Street

SoHo

NYC

10013

info@authoright.com

212 537-6532

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