To save you time we've collected together answers to the questions we are asked most often. If you do not find the answer you are looking for on this page, use the links and contact information for your area of interest and we'll try our best to answer you query.
Q. Can I submit my book to Portobello Books for publication?
Portobello Books regrets that we are no longer able to accept unsolicited submissions and cannot enter into correspondence regarding works submitted in this way.
Q. How do I apply for a job or work experience at Portobello Books?
Whenever a job vacancy arises at Portobello Books we will post details on our Careers & Internships page. We usually advertise in the Bookseller and occasionally in the Guardian. Unfortunately, due to the high number of enquiries we receive, we cannot respond to speculative applications.
Q. How can I contact a Portobello Books author?
We cannot give out authors’ contact details, including email addresses, but we will be happy to forward correspondence to them or to their agents. As we are not always in email contact with authors, we prefer that correspondence is put in writing and addressed to:
c/o Portobello Books (Publicity Dept)
12 Addison Avenue
London W11 4QR
To contact an author for a bookshop event, festival or interview, please contact the publicity department.
Q. How can I request a review copy of a particular book?
If you work in the media and would like to request a review copy please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating the publication or organisation you represent.
Q. How can I request permission to use an extract from a Portobello Books title?
For full information regarding permissions requests see our Rights & Contracts page. It is important that you are able to provide as much information as possible for your permissions request. We aim to respond to all requests within four weeks.
Q. How can I find out if rights are available for a particular book?
For information on how to find out about the availability of serial, dramatic or translation rights for a particular book see our Rights & Contracts page. You might find the information you are looking for in our catalogues or rights guides.
Q. How can I find a book that is no longer in print?
The Portobello Books website features all Portobello Books titles currently in print. If you cannot find a book then it’s quite likely that it is no longer in print. In this case our advice would be to try some of the online retailers that specialise in hard-to-find books, such as AbeBooks and The Book Depository.