Imagine your place on the bookshelf of the future

About us

Imagine your place on the bookshelf of the future.

At The Future Bookshelf we believe that publishing should be open and accessible to all people, from all backgrounds, from all communities. As part of Hachette – one of the UK’s largest publishers – we are always on the lookout for books that surprise us, inspire us, make us laugh, make us cry or tell us something that we didn’t know about the world.

For every month of 2017 we will be covering a different aspect of creative writing, through a series of infographics, provide you with tips, tricks and ideas from authors, editors, agents and experts from our Teach Yourself books to help you write your novel.

Our aim is to demystify publishing and guide you through the process of writing, editing, submitting and publishing, so you know what to expect and how to succeed. Whether you are just beginning to write or you want to further develop your writing skill, whether you are writing for fun or have more serious aspirations, we hope that you will find something to support you here. Whether you want to know how pick a genre or setting, how to plot your novel or create characters, or how to outsmart writer’s block, whatever your story, we can help you tell it.

Welcome to The Future Bookshelf.