An opportunity for writers seeking publication

A new independent publisher has launched, producing books only on a print-on-demand basis to create more "opportunities" for previously unpublished authors. Punked Books was launched by Kevin Mahoney in November.

Punked will publish six titles a year, across both adult and children's titles.

The books are signed without advances, but authors are given a standard royalty rate of 50%, after unit costs and retail discount. Mr Mahoney said he would use his website, AuthorTrek, to attract other submissions, but that so far it was a "mixture" of agented and unsolicited works.

Authors interested in submitting material to Punked Books can find out more details via the FAQ page: