Guppy Books

Contact us


Please contact Bella Pearson on for any general or editorial enquiries.


Michael O’Mara Books will be selling and distributing Guppy Books in the UK and export market – please contact Sam Webster with any enquiries.

Michael O’Mara Books is an award-winning, independent publishing house known for their innovative and diverse non-fiction list, comprising best-selling biography, autobiography and lifestyle in addition to popular science and history. The company was set up thirty-three years ago and now, with a backlist of over a thousand titles, it is still a family firm, producing bestsellers and one hundred and fifty new books a year. Michael O’Mara’s children’s imprint, Buster Books, also publishes commercial children’s activity and reference titles, and in 2015 they launched an art-inspired imprint, LOM ART.

UK Distribution

Hachette UK Distribution
Hachette UK Distribution
Hely Hutchinson Centre
Milton Road
OX11 7HH
Tel: 01235 759 555

Foreign Rights

Sarah Pakenham, ex-rights director of Andersen Press and publisher of new picture book list Scallywag Press, will be selling translation rights for Guppy Books – please contact her for more information.

For US and any other rights, please contact Bella Pearson.


For any publicity enquiries, please contact Catherine Alport

Submission Guidelines

Guppy Books welcomes fiction submissions from agents and previously published authors. Although we regret that we are unable to accept unsolicited manuscripts at the moment, we wish to remain an open publisher, and twice a year we will be accepting submissions from unpublished writers over a specific period of time. We will put up these dates on the Guppy quarterly newsletter and via Twitter and social media.

NB: We do not publish children’s non-fiction or picture books.

More soon!