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For Authors

Every author wants to be published. Every author wants readers. Almost every author has struggled at some point to put work “out there”. Even established authors, despite their clout, sometimes can’t find a publisher for an unusual, challenging or quirky novel.

Publishing options are more varied now than they have ever been but making the right choice can be hard. Should you go down the agent / traditional publisher route? Choose a subscription publisher? Explore the options of self-publishing?

We know that authors are most likely to succeed by selecting different publishing methods at each stage of their careers.

At QuoScript we are dedicated to publishing great reads in crime, young adult and general fiction. Our Tusk imprint brings together new writing talent with new design talent to publish books our young adult readers will want to read from cover to cover. Our crime fiction list is expertly commissioned by our in-house Editorial and Creative Director who has a deep knowledge of crime fiction from both the perspective of a writer and a publisher.

Meet the Team

Charlie Harris

Marketing and Operations Director

Charlie has worked in publishing for 25 years, in both the trade and academic sectors. She has held senior roles in both marketing and operations. She has an encyclopaedic number of contacts in the publishing supply chain and is intimately acquainted with how it works. Publishing is her passion; for some years, spurred on by her daughter, she has been fascinated by writing for Young Adults. She’s a long-standing fan of crime fiction.

James Ember

Editorial Office

James Ember is an experienced editor of fiction and non-fiction, the latter principally for higher education. He is a proponent of clear English and is meticulous in supporting writers to achieve that. He has also been responsible for magazine production and promotional material. Privately, he enjoys writing verse in a range of modes and forms and reading widely from classical and contemporary fiction to plays, natural history and specialist factual material.

Linda Bennett

Editorial and Creative Director

Linda’s background is in bookselling, library supply and market research. She specialises in small press publishing and has extensive editorial experience. Several of her authors have won literary prizes. She is herself the author of a well-known crime fiction series, published under a pseudonym. She is well-connected in the bookselling, public library and festival communities. Good writing is her passion, in whatever form it takes.

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