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Mabel & Stanley Publishing

There are many ways to publish and you will learn about these throughout your writing journey.

Mabel & Stanley Publishing is a form of assisted self- publishing (sometimes referred to as hybrid publishing) and the benefits are as follows:

  • You retain rights and complete control over your work
  • We do not take any royalties from your book sales
  • You pay a one-off fee to have your book uploaded to the Amazon platform 
  • If you choose to purchase an individual ISBN number you are also able to put your work on other platforms should you wish
  • You have the support needed to format and upload your work to create a professional end product
  • You have the kudos of a publishing house logo on the back of your book
  • You will have your book listed as one of our published authors on the website

DISCLAIMER - whilst we do not operate lengthy and complicated submission processes we retain the right to refuse to publish your work if if does not meet our standards or if it contains material that we deem offensive such as overt racism, abuse or radical or terrorist persuasions. We fully support diversity and artistic licence and want to publish a variety of great books that excite, inform, inspire and engage!

Things to consider when choosing Mabel & Stanley Publishing...

Free to publish by yourself...

  • If you partake in any of our writing courses there is no obligation to publish with Mabel & Stanley Publishing.
  • You are free to self-publish independently or to seek a traditional publishing deal (the submission process can be arduous in some cases).

Cost & rights

The cost of publishing with Mabel & Stanley is a one-off fee. Once you have accepted your proof copy there is no further money charged.

Publishing with Mabel & Stanley means that you are essentially a self-published author benefitting solely from our logo on your work.

The cost to publish with Mabel & Stanley Publishing has been made deliberately affordable -

  • Ebook only - £50.00
  • Ebook & Paperback (with no images 20,000 - 50,000 words) - £120.00
  • 50,000 - 70,000 words - £150.00
  • Over 70,000 words - by negotiation
  • Paperback with images especially children's books - from £150.00
  • Cost of ISBN - £40.00


If you choose to publish with Mabel & Stanley publishing you will have an opportunity to check the proof copy before accepting it - you are responsible for the cost of ordering any proof copies if you prefer not to check online.

Once you have accepted the proof copy our contract is terminated with you and no further alterations will be made without additional costs.

We have no further obligations once your work is accepted by you and published.

(you will be expected to sign a contract in agreement before publishing)

Our responsibilities

  • We are not responsible for how many books you sell or for the marketing of your book in any way other than listing it on this website.
  • We may be able to offer marketing advice or support on request and this will be charged accordingly upon consultation.
  • Cover design for your book will be your responsibility although we can offer advice if needed.
  • Editing and proof reading are your responsibility although we can offer both for an additional cost.

Proof Reading & Editing Services

At Mabel & Stanley Publishing we can offer a proof reading service to make sure that your work is as professional and polished as it can be.

We can also offer an editing service for your work which will include a critique of your story so far, including pace, voice, plot and the overall flow of your story. For non-fiction books we will look at the accuracy of your text and the format or layout. We will discuss tone, pace and structure.

Price on negotiation and dependent on length of work.