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ABOUT ENIGMA

Enigma Books is a publisher of thriller novels of all sub-genres, that keep readers on the edge of their seats. We are a new imprint of Spectrum Books, which was originally founded in May 2021.

At Enigma Books, we’re passionate about giving authors the opportunity to reach their potential. We offer a full suite of services, from editing and design to marketing and distribution. We work closely with our authors, maintaining an equal-input relationship to make sure that each book we publish is the absolute best it can be.

We are always on hand to help guide authors through the entire publishing process. We’re focused on providing authors with an unparalleled experience and making sure they have everything they need to succeed. With over 50 books signed to Spectrum Books, our sister imprint, we have a wealth of experience in turning quality manuscripts into excellent books.

As a new imprint, we're currently open to submissions from authors and agents. We're looking to sign our first authors and are excited to discover new voices in the thriller genre. If you have a story to tell, we want to hear it. The first ten authors who sign with us will enjoy a royalty rate even higher than our standard rate - so if you, or someone you know are looking to publish a thriller, all it takes is to fill out the form on our submissions page.

If you're looking to read, rather than write, we're busy building our catalogue of thriller novels behind the scenes. Subscribe to our mailing list now to find out about our exciting upcoming releases, news of sales and promotions and much more.

SO WHO IS ENIGMA?

Well, if we were to live up to our name, it would be a secret! But that probably wouldn't be great business practice, so allow us to briefly introduce ourselves.

ANDREW

Founder and director of Enigma Books & its parent label Spectrum Books. He's the main point of contact for authors, as well as the primary cover designer and secondary editor.

He's a best-selling writer of thrillers and horror novels, though since starting Spectrum Books doesn't find much time to write!

He's a big fan of Mark Edwards and Dean Koontz, with his favourite book of all time being Phantoms by Dean Koontz. He lives in London with his partner of 13 years and a very cute (and wonderfully naughty) tortie cat. When not reading or writing he can be found sweating on his spin bike or learning new recipes in the kitchen.

CARL

Co-founder of Enigma Books. He's the primary submissions editor, so he's the one who will be squiggling red (digital) ink on manuscripts.

He is a best-selling writer of thrillers, with a focus on crime novels with twists that even the most astute won't see coming.

He lives in a small town near Wales with his partner of ten years. When he's not working in the garden, he's very rarely seen without a book or Kindle in his hands, he's often reading John Grisham, Gillian Flynn or Val McDermid. His favourite book of all time is The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.

ALEX

Works as an editor alongside Carl and is our marketing specialist, an expert on SEO, Amazon ads, social media and web design.

They studied marketing at university, and have written thriller, romance and horror novels, as well as various short stories and poetry collections.

They live in Edinburgh, which is, in their opinion, the best city in the world. When not on long leisurely walks or trying out new bars and restaurants, they love reading thriller novels of any sub-genre, especially those by Lee Child, Agatha Christie and Karin Slaughter. Their favourite book of all time is The Wonder by Emma Donoghue.

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