Welcome to Coverstory books! We are an embryonic UK-based indie publisher aiming to offer a channel for high-quality writing to make the journey from manuscript to published work. There’s no feeling quite like holding your new book in your hands for the first time; a real book, your words, your name on the cover!


Coverstory books was created by Ian Gouge as a means of providing an outlet for a varied body of work: novels, novellas, short stories, and poetry. However, having done so, opportunities arose to utilise the platform for other writers, and so the imprint has seen its portfolio enlarged somewhat since 2018. Indeed, the output from 2017 to 2020 has proven a prolific start for the brand.

By focussing output on a combination of print-on-demand and ebook formats, Coverstory books is able to approach the market using a highly cost-effect model. Although a niche player and without the scale of the major publishing houses, the imprint now has a proven track record of being able to get books onto the virtual shelves of major resellers around the world, and all our books should be available to order through physical bookstores as well as via their on-line outlets.

At the present time Coverstory books remains open to taking on new projects, so please email coverstorybooks@icloud.com if you have a project you think might suit our profile.

Coverstory books is a member of the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP).