Frequently Asked Questions
Who are you and where are you based?
We are a company based in Luton, Bedfordshire in the UK but we trade and publish our books, games, audio and films all over the world. We were formed in the year 2000 and have been a leading UK independent digital media publisher since then. We are privately owned and most of the staff members have worked within AUK for many years so you will always have a trusted, proven, knowledgeable contact within the company to work with you, guide you, and help you achieve your goals.
Whether you are an individual author with one title, or a major publisher with many titles, or a creator or owner of games, audio or film, we provide everything you need to get your media out there and for sale globally.
I don’t live in the UK, can you still publish or distribute my work or content or brand?
Of course, we work with many overseas/global authors, publishers, and other media creators and rights owners.
Audio – What platforms do you distribute audio (music, books and drama) on?
We work with and distribute to all major retailers and outlets, such as Amazon, Apple, Spotify and hundreds more. We also work with libraries and digital wholesales with the aim of ensuring as close to total global coverage as possible.
Audio – I have written or own the rights to one or more books can you help me turn it into an audio book?
Subject to certain quality and other assorted criteria, yes. Some conversions can be done on a profit share basis, others will incur a fee, but yes we can 100% almost certainly arrange this for you and then also distribute it on your behalf globally.
Audio – I have written or own the rights to one or more books or graphic novels; can you help me turn it into an audio drama?
Potentially yes – we can arrange with one of our trusted audio drama creative partners (many of them ex BBC) for the creation of quality audio dramas. These would generally need funding by you, but exceptional IPs might be able to obtain third party funding via us or our partners potentially. AUK could of course also provide global distribution for any audio drama created. Please contact us in the first instance to outline your ideas.
Games – What platforms do you distribute digital games on?
We work with and distribute to all major retailers and outlets, such as Google, Apple, Steam, Antstream, and many more in the pipeline such as the Nintendo Switch and other major console digital stores coming soon. (Not all games will go on all platforms)
Film – What platforms do you distribute digital film and video on?
We work with and distribute to all major retailers and outlets, such as Google, Apple, Amazon, YouTube , and many more digital streaming and download outlets in the pipeline. We also supply to certain library and other select outlets. (Not all titles will go on all platforms)
Merchandise/Licensing – What platforms/outlets and retailers do you place brands and merchandise on?
We work with, and distribute designs to all major retailers and outlets, either directly ourselves, or via a trusted and growing network of partners, who in turn sell on outlets such as Amazon, eBay, Wish, Redbubble, ‘tons’ of POD outlets, and many online giants, and also even into some high street retailers like HMV, Primark and others for some brands. We also work with larger licensing and merchandising companies who themselves work with huge global brands such as Disney and Nintendo, and potentially your brand could be part of the portfolio we offer to these larger partners via AUKs already established contracts and partnerships with them.
Books – What platforms do you distribute books and eBooks on?
We work with and distribute to all major retailers and outlets, such as Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and hundreds more. We also work with libraries and digital wholesales with the aim of ensuring as close to total global coverage as possible. Our physical POD books are also for sale on sites such as Amazon, but also can be ordered and purchased by readers through most high street bookstores (from Waterstones, Barnes and Noble, and independent stores) around the world.
Books – Do you only publish fiction books?
No, we publish books of all genres. This includes: Academic, romance, poetry, children’s, memoirs, autobiographies, biographies, trivia, non-fiction and much more.
Books – How do I submit my book manuscript to you?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org attaching your complete manuscript. Please also include a brief synopses and a bit about yourself as well as your preferred publishing package.
Books – Are you a self-publisher?
No. We will not and do not accept any old manuscript and all submissions are checked before you receive our approval. We are pleased to say that we are now more strict than ever. If your book contains a number of obvious errors and spelling mistakes then it will be sent back to you.
Books – Do you offer editing and proof-reading?
We do offer copy editing as an additional service. This includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax etc.… as well as highlighting any problem areas. Quotes are provided on a per-book basis so please drop us an email for further information.
Books – Can I use my own cover design?
I’m afraid we do not allow individual authors to provide their own covers. It is something we used to allow however as our name is attached to the book we want them to look as good as possible. With years of experience we are confident that our cover designs will attract your desired audience.