Information for Authors



Please be aware that we are a small and therefore specialised firm.

We originate most titles in-house, and take on very few unsolicited manuscripts.

We currently publish books about North Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. Generally our titles are of interest first and foremost to tourists. If they are of practical use to the tourist, such as guide books or walks books, so much the better.

If you are working on something you think might suit us, e-mail us at:


 giving us a brief outline of your project, or write to us at:

Bossiney Books Ltd
67 West Busk Lane, Otley LS29 3LY

If you have a completed manuscript, DON'T SEND IT! Contact us first.

Please note that we never publish poetry or fiction, even about the South-west, nor do we publish children's books.

Assisted self-publishing

If you cannot find a commercial publisher and wish to consider funding your own publication, we now have an arrangement with another firm which provides editorial, design and production services for books which we both agree are saleable, but are too risky or too specialised for commercial publication. Again, no poetry, fiction or children’s books are accepted. Bossiney then arranges distribution of the books published.
If this might be of interest to you, please e-mail us, telling us about your project, and we will give you further information.


New and forthcoming titles
▼  Current titles ▼
Guide Books
Books about Cornwall
Books about Dartmoor
Books about Devon
Books about Somerset
Ghosts and other mysteries
King Arthur
Whinray Books imprint
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Bossiney Books is the imprint of Bossiney Books Ltd, a publishing house founded in North Cornwall in the 1970s and, since 1997,

owned and run by Jane and Paul White. We specialise in books about the West Country, particularly Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

Registered in England No. 4610182 VAT Registration No. 694470305 Directors PF White and JE White

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