The Crime Writers' Association


Sapere Books Looking for Crime Writers

Sapere Books is a new digital and print-on-demand publisher looking to publish the very best stories from exciting new voices and established authors. With a fair contract for authors and a lot of emphasis placed on excellent editorial support and cutting-edge marketing campaigns, we believe we are a fantastic digital publishing option for authors and readers alike.

Sapere Books offers authors 50% of net receipts on all copies sold, including 50% of Amazon borrowing revenue. We place a lot of emphasis on ‘author branding’ and we work with all our authors to create author websites, author Facebook pages, and other social media sites if authors are interested in them. We offer extensive editorial support from the submission stage right through to publication and work with authors’ ideas to create beautiful, eye-catching covers.

We launched officially on March 1st and our launch titles include CWA Vice-Chair Linda Stratmann’s Mina Scarletti mysteries and CWA member Keith Souter’s Scottish crime thrillers (published as Keith Moray). For more information on the authors we are working with and the books we have published see

We are looking for both new submissions and backlist or out-of-print titles in all crime and thriller subgenres. We accept submissions directly from authors, as well as from agents, and would love to hear from you if you have a novel ready to submit. You can email our editorial director, Amy Durant, directly with a short author bio, 1-2 pages of synopsis (including spoilers!) and the first 10,000 words of your manuscript (or information about the backlist titles you own the rights to). Contact her on