- ALL THINGS PARANORMAL
Investigations, explanations and deliberations on the paranormal, supernatural, explainable or unexplainable. 6th seeks to give answers while nourishing the soul: whether making use of the scientific model or anecdotal and fun, but always beautifully written.
Titles cover everything included within parapsychology: how to, lifestyles, alternative medicine, beliefs, myths and theories.
The 6th reader is an intelligent seeker of information and challenge.
The 6th author delivers exactly that.
We accept books that cover the following:
Alternative/complementary medicine: hypnotic matters and other healing modalities within subject
Angels, Atlantis, Auras, Beliefs, Bermuda Triangle,
Cryptozoology (Loch Ness Monster, werewolves, Big Foot, phoenix, unicorn and other legendary animals)
Energy healing, ESP
Folklore – faeries, superstitions
Ghosts, spirits, demons, spectres, poltergeists, doppelgangers
Historical parapsychology, How to, Lifestyles, Lucid dreaming
MBS in varying forms
Mediumship, Memoir, Myths and Legends, NDE, Paranormal investigation, Possession
Psychic-ness: abilities/development, Intuition, Reincarnation, Remote viewing, Telepathy
UFOs/Aliens, Unexplained phenomena such as: Orbs and Crop Circles
Vampires, Witchcraft related
6th Books is part of the O Books MBS (OMBS) cluster along with O Books (the mothership), Axis Mundi, Ayni, Dodona, Mantra, Psyche, Sassy and Soul Rocks.
- EXPLORING THE WORLD OF HIDDEN KNOWLEDGE
Axis Mundi Books provide the most revealing and coherent explorations and investigations of the world of hidden or forbidden knowledge. Take a fascinating journey into the realm of Esoteric Mysteries, High Magic (non-pagan), Mysticism, Mystical Worlds, Goddess, Angels, Aliens, Archetypes, Cosmology, Alchemy, Gnosticism, Theosophy, Kabbalah, Secret Societies and Religions, Symbolism, Quantum Theory, Conspiracy Theories, Apocalyptic Mythology, Unexplained Phenomena, Holy Grail and Alternative Views of Mainstream Religion. ESOTERIC
- ALTERNATIVE HEALTH & HEALING
"Ayni" is a Quechua word meaning "reciprocity" - sharing, giving and receiving - whatever you give out comes back to you. To be in Ayni is to be in balance, harmony and right relationship with oneself and nature, of which we are all an intrinsic part. Complementary and Alternative approaches to health and well-being essentially follow a holistic model, within which one is given support and encouragement to move towards a state of balance, true health and wholeness, ultimately leading to the awareness of one's unique place in the Universal jigsaw of life - Ayni, in fact.
- ROMANCE AND EROTICA
Romance, erotica, sensual or downright ballsy. When you want to escape: whether seeking a passionate fulfilment, a moment behind the bike sheds, a laugh with a chick-lit or a how-to-come into the Bedroom and take your pick.
Bedroom readers are open-minded explorers knowing exactly what they like in their quest for pleasure, delight, thrills or knowledge.
We cover the following subjects:
How to – Kama Sutra/Tantra type works, Problems/solutions/guides, Sexual health
Research, Coming of age/sex education, Humour/saucy postcard style/double entendre
Relationships/therapy particular to couples, Sexuality/goddess, Sex through the ages/historical
Romance, Erotica, LGBT, Historical bodice rippers/Regency
Paranormal sexy-time – vampires, werewolves, magic and the like
Quickies - Erotic shorts, Collections/compilations, Chick-lit
- FRESH THINKING FOR THE BUSINESS WORLD
Business Books encapsulates the freshest thinkers and the most successful practitioners in the areas of marketing, management, economics, finance and accounting, sustainable and ethical business, heart business, people management, leadership, motivation, biographies, business recovery and development and personal/executive development.
Transform your life, transform your world - Changemakers publishes books for individuals committed to transforming their lives and transforming the world. Our readers seek to become positive, powerful agents of change. Changemakers Books inform, inspire, and provide practical wisdom and skills to empower us to write the next chapter of humanity's future.
- THE NEW OPEN SPACES
Throughout the two thousand years of Christian tradition there have been, and still are, groups and individuals that exist in the margins and upon the edge of faith. But in Christianity's contrapuntal history it has often been these outcasts and pioneers that have forged contemporary orthodoxy out of
former radicalism as belief evolves to engage with and encompass the ever-changing social and scientific realities. Real faith lies not in the comfortable certainties of the Orthodox, but somewhere in a half-glimpsed hinterland on the dirt track to Emmaus, where the Death of God meets the Resurrection, where the supernatural Christ meets the historical Jesus, and where the revolution liberates both the oppressed and the oppressors.
Welcome to Christian Alternative... a space at the edge where the light shines through.
Chronos Books is a historical non-fiction imprint. Chronos publishes real history for real people; bringing to life historical people, places and events in an imaginative, easy-to-digest and accessible way. We want writers of historical books, from ancient times to the Second World War, that will add to our understanding of people and events rather than being a dry textbook; history that passes on its stories to a generation of new readers.
- CHRISTIAN FAITH
Circle Books explores a wide range of disciplines within the field of Christian faith and practice. It also draws on personal testimony and new ways of finding and expressing God's presence in the world today.
- PRACTICAL BOOKS FOR AUTHORS
Compass books focuses on practical and informative ‘how-to’ books for writers. Written by experienced authors who also have extensive experience of tutoring at the most popular creative writing workshops, the books offer an insight into the more specialised niches of the publishing game.
- FANTASY, SCIENCE FICTION & HORROR
If you prefer to spend your nights with Vampires and Werewolves rather than the mundane then we publish the books for you. If your preference is for Dragons and Faeries or Angels and Demons – we should be your first stop. Perhaps your perfect partner has artificial skin or comes from another planet – step right this way. If your passion is Fantasy (including magical realism and spiritual fantasy), Metaphysical Cosmology, Horror or Science Fiction (including Steampunk), Cosmic Egg books will feed your hunger. Our curiosity shop contains treasures you will enjoy unearthing.
- ASTROLOGY, NUMEROLOGY AND GENERAL DIVINATION
The priestesses and priests received the oracles of the Dodona shrine through the rustling leaves of the sacred oak tree. The oracle was an early form of divination, and divination has existed perhaps as long as humankind itself. We use divination to foresee future possibilities, to answer questions about our lives, to explain the unexplainable, for revealing hidden dynamics in ourselves and others, for personal growth and to guide us onto the right pathway through life. Dodona Books offers a broad spectrum of divination systems to suit all, including Astrology, Tarot, Runes, Ogham, Palmistry, Dream Interpretation, Scrying, Dowsing, I Ching, Numerology, Angels and Faeries, Tasseomancy and Introspection.
Earth Books are practical, scientific and philosophical publications about our relationship with the environment. Earth Books explore sustainable ways of living; including green parenting, gardening, cooking and natural building. They also look at ecology, conservation and aspects of environmental science, including green energy. An understanding of the interdependence of all living things is central to Earth Books, and therefore consideration of our relationship with other animals is important. Animal welfare is explored. The purpose of Earth Books is to deepen our understanding of the environment and our role within it. The books featured under this imprint will both present thought-provoking questions and offer practical solutions.
- CARD AND BOARD GAMES
Gaming Books is dedicated to publishing high quality books relating to games of mental skill including board games, real-time strategy video games, and card games.
Gaming Books is edited by Etan Ilfeld, the chief organizer of the Mind Sports Olympiad.
- ACADEMIC AND SPECIALIST
Iff Books publishes non-fiction. It aims to work with authors and titles that augment our understanding of the human condition, society and civilisation, and the world or universe in which we live.
- LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION & STORYTELLING
Liberalis is a Latin word which evokes ideas of freedom, liberality, generosity of spirit, dignity, honour, books, the liberal arts education tradition and the work of the Greek grammarian and storyteller Antonius Liberalis. We seek to combine all these interlinked aspects in the books we publish.
We bring classical ways of thinking and learning in touch with traditional storytelling and the latest thinking in terms of educational research and pedagogy in an approach that combines the best of the old with the best of the new.
As classical education publishers, our books are designed to appeal to readers across the globe who are interested in expanding their minds in the quest of knowledge. We cater for primary, secondary and higher education markets, homeschoolers, parents and members of the general public who have a love of ongoing learning.
- YOUNG ADULT FICTION
Lodestone Books is a new imprint, which offers a broad spectrum of subjects in YA/NA literature. Compelling reading, the Teen/Young/New Adult reader is sure to find something edgy, enticing and innovative. From dystopian societies, through a whole range of fantasy, horror, science fiction and paranormal fiction, all the way to the other end of the sphere, historical drama, steam-punk adventure, and everything in between (including crime, coming of age and contemporary romance). Whatever your preference you will discover it here.
- EASTERN RELIGION & PHILOSOPHY
We publish books on Eastern religions and philosophies. Books that aim to inform and explore the various traditions, that began rooted in East and have migrated West.
- PAGANISM & SHAMANISM
What is Paganism? a religion, a spirituality, an alternative belief system, nature worship? You can find support for all these definitions (and many more) in dictionaries, encyclopedias, and text books of religion, but subscribe to any one and the truth will evade you. Above all Paganism is a creative pursuit, an encounter with reality, an exploration of meaning and an expression of the soul. Druids, Heathens, Wiccans and others, all contribute their insights and literary riches to the Pagan tradition. Moon Books invites you to begin or to deepen your own encounter, right here, right now
O is a symbol of the world, of oneness and unity; this eye represents knowledge and insight. We publish titles on general spirituality and living a spiritual life. We aim to inform and help you on your own journey in this life.
"O Books is a small but interesting new list and is coming out with some well thought-out books that are worth taking a look at." The Bookseller, 2005
"Your list is indisputably now the most active serious MBS list now published in the UK." (Anthony Cheke, Inner Bookshop, Oxford) 2006
"O Books is the foremost MBS publisher in the UK, as New World Library and Bear/Inner Traditions are in the US (Kindred Spirit, the main MBS magazine in the UK"). 2007
- JUVENILE FICTION, NON-FICTION, PARENTING
Our Street Books for children of all ages, deliver a potent mix of fantastic, rip-roaring adventure and fantasy stories to excite the imagination; spiritual fiction to help the mind and the heart grow; humorous stories to make the funny bone grow; historical tales to evolve interest; and all manner of subjects that stretch imagination, grab attention, inform, inspire and keep the pages turning. Our subjects include Non-fiction and Fiction, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Religious, Spiritual, Historical, Adventure, Social Issues, Humour, Folk Tales and more.
PARENTING STEPS, is a new series within Our Street Books, which covers child rearing. This includes conventional and alternative ways of rearing children and surmounting illnesses (from bringing up baby to cancer and physical disabilities as well as the spectrum of brain injured children, and also how to handle and support a child who is gay). Often these books will tell stories of a child's life, or about the spiritual side of illness.
We are currently accepting submissions for the 7-9 age range, full-length adventure or chapter books on a variety of subjects of approximately 20,000 – 35,000 words, with perhaps a few quality black and white sketches.
At the top of the age range 9-12 years, we are seeking adventure books for children, all subjects, usually without sketches and word length approximately 35,000 to 65,000 words.
Non-fiction books submissions are welcome along the above lines, and in addition books on parenting for our Parenting Steps series.
With regrets we are not currently accepting colour fiction or rhyming picture book submissions for very small children 2-6, except from existing authors or those with previous success in the field.
Young Adult/New Adult Books should be submitted to Lodestone Books http://www.lodestonebooks.com
- Fiction for those who know fiction matters
"There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say," Cyril Connolly wrote, and we believe he was right.
Perfect Edge seeks books that take on the crippling fear of other people, the question of what's correct and normal, of how life works, of what art is.
Our authors disagree with each other; their styles vary as widely as their concerns. What matters is the will to create books that won't be easy to assimilate. We take risks, not for the sake of risk-taking, but for the things that might come out of it.
The study of the mind: interactions, behaviours, functions. Developing and expanding our understanding of self. Psyche Books cover all aspects of psychology and matters relating to the head.
Psychology: All forms, all disciplines, eg, business, criminal, educational, sport. Therapies: clinical analysis, CBT, counselling, hypnosis, NLP, psychoanalysis, psychodrama, psychotherapy, role-play.
Archetypes, Behavioral science, CAM therapies, experimental work, popular psychology, Psychological studies, Neuroscience. Including but not restricted to: Behaviour, Brain games, Personality, Mental health, Mind coaching, Nature of the mind, Treatment strategies, Unconscious mind.
Put simply, we publish great stories. Whether it's literary or popular, a gentle tale or a pulsating thriller, the connecting theme in all Roundfire fiction titles is that once you pick them up you won't want to put them down.
- BADASS BOOKS FOR GO-FOR-IT GIRLS
Hip, real and raw, SASSY books share untamed truths, spiritual insights and entrepreneurial witchcraft with women who want to kick ass in life and start revolutions.
Who will read SASSY books?
- women with brains, beauty and a whole lot o' badass
- members of lady-kind who know that feminine power and heart-led commerce are radical, ground-breaking forces
- spiritually aware, gutsy girls
- girls who want to make money AND change the world.
SASSY Books are:
kick-ass chick lit/fiction
Spiritual practices for girls on the go
memoirs of successful/inspiring women
personal-development for go-for-it girls
self-help for women who don't dig self-help
compilation case study books
spiritual business titles
uplifting and inspiring, no-bullshit insight books
- NEW GENERATION
Soul Rocks Books will rock your soul. A fresh and fantastic list that will take the search for soul and spirit mainstream. Soul Rocks believes that the path to deeper meaning has for too long been confined to the tomes of the past. Soul Rocks seeks our spirit and soul, through individual lifestyle, through the everyday and within the fads and fashions that capture the attention of the demanding modern reader. We are chick-lit, we are cult, we are fashionable fiction & non-fiction with a fierce twist. Blow the cobwebs off your spiritual search and immerse yourself in the freedom of your own spirit Soul Rocks style....
- HISTORICAL FICTION
Historical fiction that lives.
We publish fiction that captures the contrasts, the achievements, the optimism and the radicalism of ordinary and extraordinary times across the world.
We’re open to all time periods and we strive to go beyond the narrow, foggy slums of Victorian London. Where are the tales of the people of fifteenth century Australasia? The stories of eighth century India? The voices from Africa, Arabia, cities and forests, deserts and towns? Our books thrill, excite, delight and inspire.
The genres will be broad but clear. Whether we’re publishing romance, thrillers, crime, or something else entirely, the unifying themes are timescale and enthusiasm. These books will be a celebration of the chaotic power of the human spirit in difficult times. The reader, when they finish, will snap the book closed with a satisfied smile.
- CULTURE, SOCIETY & POLITICS
Contemporary culture has eliminated the concept and public figure of the intellectual. A cretinous anti-intellectualism presides, cheerled by hacks in the pay of multinational corporations who reassure their bored readers that there is no need to rouse themselves from their stupor. Zer0 Books knows that another kind of discourse - intellectual without being academic, popular without being populist - is not only possible: it is already flourishing. Zer0 is convinced that in the unthinking, blandly consensual culture in which we live, critical and engaged theoretical reflection is more important than ever before.
One of the most exciting radical presses at the moment is Zero books. Its impressive backlist covers philosophy, political theory, music criticism, contemporary cinema and much more.
Sukhdev Sandhu writes in the Guardian(London Feb 2012) http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/feb/17/radical-alternatives-conventional-publishing
[Zero-Books] really are the most consistently exciting publisher out there at the moment.
The Oxonian Review 2011
Thank you for publishing such thought provoking, challenging and contemporary books!
Terry Thomson, senior bokkseller at Waterstones July 2012
"One of the most exciting publishing events of 2009 was the emergence of the new imprint Zero Books. It publishes short, intelligent polemics on politics and culture, packing a lot of punch into about 80 pages and they are masterclasses in how supposedly tough theory can be made accessible and help us to understand society. ..they are must reads." Rowan Wilson, Verso Publishing and ReadySteadyBook blogger, in The Bookseller 2010
"Since its emergence last year, Zer0 Books has swiftly put together an impressive catalogue of concise works which seek to disrupt the phoney frontier between the kinds of political discussion stamped ‘academic’ or ‘theoretical’ and the public sphere. Stating its commitment to ‘the idea of publishing as a making public of the intellectual’, Zer0’s roster of authors have produced a set of arguments which rail iconoclastically against the vision of good living shilled by liberal governments since the end of the Cold War...It will be intriguing to observe the fortunes of this ambitious publishing endeavour as mainstream politics continues to insist on self-serving ‘realism’. Joe Kennedy, 3am magazine 2010