Amberley Publishing - Transport, Military, Local and General History

Call for submissions

We are currently looking for new and experienced authors to publish on our list. To send your submission, please click here: submissions@amberley-books.com

Working with Amberley

Amberley made its mark in UK publishing with the first full-colour local history series of books in the world, the Through Time series, which is designed to show the changing face of Britain over the last century. From these roots, we have grown into a leading name in non-fiction history, having published over 2,300 local, specialist and general history titles.

We publish a number of different local and specialist history series. If you or anyone you know might be interested in producing these kinds of books with us – or if you have any other projects in mind – please get in touch and we can provide further information.

What to submit

Local history and sport
Simply get in touch if you would like to write for one of our series. We appreciate your contact telephone number if possible. If you have sample material, please send an outline of no more than 1,000 words about the book you plan to write, together with 4-6 sample images, in an email or attached as a Word document.

Specialist history (transport, industry, collectables, pastimes)
Simply let us know the subject of your book. We appreciate your contact telephone number if possible. If you have sample material, please send an outline of no more than 1,000 words about the book you plan to write, together with 4-6 sample images, in an email or attached as a Word document.

General history (biographies, general interest)
Simply send us an outline of no more than 3,000 words about the book you plan to write. This should include a brief summary of the subject, your approach to it, a contents list if possible, and who the likely readership is. Please send your outline as a Word document attached to your submission email. We appreciate your contact telephone number if possible.

Custom publishing (for your company or organisation)
Simply send us an outline of the book you would like to have published, either in an email or attached as a Word document. We appreciate your contact telephone number if possible. We will be in touch shortly to discuss your requirements.

Local History Series by Amberley

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9781445640648
Through Time
Our flagship series, which offers a then-and-now comparison of an area.

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9781445636733
Decades
These are short illustrated histories focusing on an area in a particular decade such as the 1950s, 1960s or 1970s.

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9781445611600
At War
These examine an area during the First and Second World Wars and relate the personal histories of those living in the town or city at the time.

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9781445643403
Secret
These histories chart a town or city’s past including quirky, little-known historical facts.

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9781445634593
From Old Photographs
A guided tour of an area and its history via old photographs.

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9781445636641
The Postcard Collection
Similar in tone to From Old Photographs but using entirely old postcards to tell the story of an area.

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9781445638584
Pubs
A series that describes the history of pubs in the area, often structured as a guided walk and focusing on anecdotes and interesting characters.