Guide for authors

Who are we?

Bite-Sized Books is an independent publisher with a history of specialising in short-form books written by experts in multiple disciplines. Our typical authors are senior politicians, academics, and journalists. 

More recently we’ve broadened our scope and now include novelists, poets, playwrights, essayists and other fiction and non-fiction writers.

So now our 150-book catalogue is wonderfully eclectic – from thrillers by Atima Srivastava and Farrokh Suntook to the Oxford guide to Morse, Lewis, and Endeavour. From Farrukh Dhondy’s extraordinary book, Hawk and Hyena, revealing the truth behind serial killer Charles Sobhraj (The Serpent – BBC/Netflix) to ex Times executive Liz Gerard’s lampooning of The Daily Mail. From a literary celebration of the writing of George Elliot, to the Alan Partridge style comedy of Geoffrey Wadhurst. Our authors have embraced subjects such the NHS, the pandemic, climate change, Brexit, BBC, India’s 75 years of independence and much more.

We publish in the UK and distribute internationally through Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and bookshops throughout India.

Why work with us?

We do all things you’d expect from a hardworking publishing house – expert advice, editing, proofreading, cover design, publishing, distribution, and follow-up publicity from press-releases to active and continuous social media campaigns. And of course, we do post publication sales monitoring and royalties administration.

Our authors enjoy working with us and appreciate the experience, skills and connections of founder Dr Paul Davies and his partner Julian Costley. Between them they’ve worked and lived around the world in the fields of journalism, television, education, telecommunications, software, management consultancy, and even stockbroking.


What’s the first step? 

Basically, just get in touch. Email us at and we can have a chat about anything from your early ideas, through to getting your finished manuscript into a published book.