Fiction4All started life in 2005 after I had a very expensive and fruitless experience of my own with a UK-based publisher. Having paid a substantial amount of money to get my first paperback published, I decided there had to be a better way for aspiring authors to get their works published.

A chance meeting online with another author made it clear I was not alone in my experience. And no, I am not going to name the vanity publisher in the UK, but trust me, if a publisher asks for money to publish your works then I'd say walk away from them. If you pay for a work to be published, what incentive is there for the publisher to promote it? Overwhelmingly the answer tot hat is - NONE!

Fiction4All has always embraced a wide variety of genres, as can bee seen from the content on our sites. Our policy is if the content of a fiction story is legal then it should be given a chance to sell in the market to which it relates and as no-one is forcing anyone to buy anything, it is entirely up to the indifvidual to decide what they like and what they avoid.

The internet has changed a lot since the early days and we are of course restricted somewhat by the content our hosts and the credit card processors will allow, but that has never been a major issue for us.

During the first decade or so of us being in the marketplace we acquired three major UK-based adult genre publishers. First we acquired the content of Olympia Press, and in so doing found a true friend, mentor and editor. BDSMBooks and its authors followed a year later, expanding the range of adult fiction we were able to offer to the market. The final acquisiton was Silver Moon Books. This brand originally had a High St. presence and encouraged Fiction4All to expand from a digital market into a printed one.

We now have a number of imprints under our roof - the latest one being our expansion into the Romance market, with The Heartfelt Press. You can see all our imprints on the Imprints page.

We encourage new authors as well as experienced authors to bring their books to us. We not only publish on our own range of sites, which have grown through acquisition and our own expansion, but also place books on Amazon, where appropriate, and onto other sites such as Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Nook, and others.

On the paperback side of things we run a small UK Mail Order catalogue and are expanding into paperbacks produced using the Amazon Kindle Print platform.

We expect authors to take pride in their work and to take time to proof read and correct what they write. We will format books to our in-house style and use proofing tools to remove some grammatical and spelling errors. We do not charge a fee for this service, but if a book is not adequately presented, we will hand it back to the author and suggest they either fix it themselves, or pay an independent editor to sort it out. We have ones we can recommend, but who the author uses is entirely their choice.

We provide writers pages for our authors on Fiction4All. These create a single point of reference where the author can attract attention to their own works.

One such page, for author Paddy Kelly, can be found ON THIS PAGE

To succeeed as an author takes time and hard work - writing the book is just the start. We prefer you, the author, to market your book along with our own efforts, if you can, and the most successful authors are those who do market their works. We are happy to help you and provide the tools. We have several hundred authors represented on our various sites, and would like to welcome you as one of them in the near future.