About Us

Pavilion Books is a thriving independent London-based publisher specialising in illustrated books and digital content for the UK and all international markets.

We publish around 150 books a year under our range of established imprints; Batsford, Collins & Brown, National Trust, Pavilion, Pavilion Children’s, Portico and Salamander.
Our high-profile authors include Oz Clarke, James May and Bruce Parry, and we specialise in managing brand-led publishing programmes with large organisations such as Good Housekeeping and The National Trust. At the core of our business are specialist lists such as wine, craft, cookery, children’s and textile art.

To find out more about our imprints visit the Imprints page

To get in touch, please find contact details on the Contact Us page

For job vacancies please visit the Job Vacancies page

If you are looking to contact us regarding freelance work you can also use the submission form on the Contact Us page or call us on 020 7462 1500.

If you are looking to submit a manuscript please view our submission guidelines shown below:

We are happy to accept unsolicited submissions but due to the high volume of proposals we receive, are unable to acknowledge receipt. Please take time to read the submission guidelines below and check the subject matters published by our imprints.

  • Submissions should contain a proposed outline, chapter outline and a sample chapter if available, accompanied by a cover letter containing your name, address and other contact details. Please include a stamped, addressed envelope to enable us to respond to you
  • Post submissions and general queries to the ‘Publisher’ and add the relevant imprint name (e.g):

Publisher, Batsford
Pavilion Books
43 Great Ormond Street

  • We do not accept handwritten proposals. All work should be typed and double-spaced. Pages should be numbered if possible.
  • Although we take great care with all material we receive, it is not advisable to send us the only copy of your manuscript and any illustrations because we do not accept responsibility for any material sent. All submissions are sent at owner’s risk.