Devonfield Publishing has brought together some of the most talented writers, editors and agents in the industry—experts who understand finely crafted narratives and great storytelling. Our goal is to entertain and educate our readers while providing them with life-changing experiences. We are always searching for compelling stories that offer strong character-driven plots and uncompromising values. When we publish a book, it is distributed through all the traditional and emerging channels, including independent bookstores, major retailers, universities, national organizations, eBooks, and many other global outlets. In addition to managing all aspects of publication, we explore film and television adaptation possibilities. Whether we are working with critically acclaimed, award-winning authors or talented newcomers, our mission is to publish fiction and nonfiction by some of the world's finest writers.
Redefining the World One Book at a Time
With over 100 years of combined experience, Devonfield Publishing has brought together some of the most talented writers, editors, and agents in the literary community. Our goal is to educate and entertain our readers while changing them forever. We work to cultivate compelling narratives that exemplify strong, character-driven plots. Devonfield also has an international distribution network that can deliver our books to retailers worldwide.
- Juvenile Fiction
- Middle School Series
- Young Adult Series
- Adventure and Suspense Fiction
- Educational and Learning Material
Devonfield Publishing can take a captivating story and launch it on its own or adapt it into a film or television series. Through our collaboration with experts in the entertainment industry, we offer a network of talent unmatched by other publishers. If we choose to adapt a book into a motion picture, our Film Division enables us to distribute the book prior to or simultaneously with the release of the movie. Sometimes a novel or series will be developed for television or cable, a project that will be handled by our Media Division. The adaptation of a book into a screenplay or television script is seamless—developing a production package, securing funding and planning the theatrical release or television airing.
Libertate per Scientiam
Freedom through Knowledge
Devonfield Publishing is continually tracking the industry to stay current on trends and technical advancements. While traditional hardcover and paperback books will always have a market share, digital books are becoming increasingly popular. Even academic and educational texts are now being delivered through eBooks. Nevertheless, the story is what matters, and quality content never goes out of style.
Publishing and Marketing
The publishing industry has dramatically changed over the last ten years. Today few publishers support their authors or offer the type of resources and marketing needed to give a book the best chance to succeed. This is an unfortunate reality of the industry. Regardless of how hard an author has worked on a book, the emphasis is on your platform: connections, marketing strategy and networks to get your book into the hands of readers.
Most authors believe that once their book is published, the hard work is over; on the contrary, the long journey has just begun. Many books will only sell 300 to 500 copies. These poor results may be caused by many issues: a lack of good storytelling, an inadequate marketing plan, minimum external support, and/or few industry connections. Not only is the traditional publishing system behind the times, but for every hundred books published, only ten to twenty turn a profit. This means that the market is flooded with poor writing and flash-over-substance material. Most publishing companies are run by corporations that don’t understand or appreciate literature and the craftsmanship of good storytelling.
Do you have an idea for a book, or have you already written one? We can help you with your story, create a strategic marketing plan, assist in building a platform (audience), partner with national organizations to publicize your work, organize speaking tours, and take your idea to the international market. If you are going to put in the hard work to create a story, you deserve to have your book do as well as it possibly can. Devonfield supports its authors through the entire process and is always searching for great writers who are committed to uncompromising values and the pursuit of inspiring stories.
We are creativity experts who understand the science of branding, strategic positioning, and visual expression. Devonfield Publishing helps authors develop compelling stories and build their platforms as they enter new markets, works to expand distribution channels and launch dynamic marketing campaigns, and works with educational institutions to advance learning, all while forging partnerships that generate long-term value. We have mastered the art of creative storytelling from the first page to the last.
As we build our literary library, Devonfield Publishing is reviewing many exciting book titles, authors and series for future publication. Currently, we are focused on the August 2019 launch of Britfield & the Lost Crown, an exciting middle school/young adult book series.
The Awards keep coming in and the Critics are Raving about Britfield & the Lost Crown:
“A perfect mixture of fast-paced excitement, heart-stopping surprises, fascinating history, and endearing characters with historical references scattered along the way. Tom and Sarah’s devotion to each other provides an excellent backdrop to the many mishaps and dangers in which they find themselves. I could see this book being used in a classroom setting both as a literature piece and as a geographical and historical resource. Stewart’s clever narrative draws you in and doesn’t let you go till the end!”
– Dawn Weaver, Reader’s Favorite Book Reviews - 5 Stars!
“Tom just barely escapes the evil orphanage with his friend Sara to follow the clues that his long-lost parents may still be alive! Could Tom really be the heir to the British throne? Such a thrilling book filled with so much awesome history about England, crazy mysteries, and truly amazing characters. It had me hooked every second of reading it! I can’t wait for the sequel.”
– Hannah, Age 13, Kids’ Book Buzz - 5 Stars!
“An intriguing first-in-series read that is sure to capture the attention of the middle grade and young adult crowds. Readers journey through English cities and countryside beautifully rendered in the narrative. The book also includes maps and intelligent background information about the setting and history with access to online illustrations and commentaries. Britfield weaves plot, texture, storytelling, and fascinating characters into a winning combination and enriching experience.”
– Chanticleer Book Review - 5 Stars!
“As a middle school English teacher of 28 years and a multiple bestselling author for middle grade books, I can honestly say Britfield and the Lost Crown has all the right stuff. Intriguing characters, foreshadowing, and suspense will draw readers in deep and have them gasping for breath for the next chapter and the next.”
– Wayne Thomas Batson, bestselling author of The Door Within Trilogy
Britfield & the Lost Crown is a fast-paced adventure novel that transports the reader from the smoldering crags of Yorkshire, through the heart of England, and finally to the shores of Dover. Creating an interactive world of mystery and adventure, culture and education, Britfield is about friendship, family, loyalty and courage. The first in a five-book series, Britfield intends to educate as well as entertain readers by weaving geography, literature, architecture and history into the plot. Children will not only embrace the action-packed chapters, but will enjoy the authenticity of a story with real locations and realistic events: no one flies, has magical powers or has a thirst for blood. Britfield builds with intensity and intrigue, sacrifice and revelations. Book II takes place in France and Switzerland; Book III, in Italy; Book IV, in South Africa; and Book V, in China.
Britfield & the Rise of the Lion, Book II will be released in the fall of 2020.
Continuing the series, Britfield & the Rise of the Lion will be released in the fall of 2020. Taking place throughout France, Tom and Sarah face an entirely new enemy, a nefarious and clandestine group with unlimited resources. With their ultimate destination as the castle Chambord, Tom and Sarah must first escape from Mont St. Michele, then navigate through the Paris streets, the underground sewer system and over rooftops of Paris. They visit Notre Dame, climb the Eiffel Tower, and experience a secret room hidden within the Louvre, all the while chased by an assassin determined to wipe out any potential threat to the British throne. Including old friends and new allies, Tom and Sarah’s intense adventure is filled with twists and turns, unexpected betrayals and lifechanging revelations.
The children’s series Arnie Hackett, by Lee Alexander, will be released in the spring of 2020.
Arnie Hackett is a likable kid with a remarkable stone. Whenever Arnie holds his stone and speaks the name of any animal three times, Arnie becomes that animal. In the adventures of Book 1, Arnie chooses to become a cougar, a wolf, a tarantula, an anaconda, and other exciting animals. Arnie outruns the school bus, plays tricks on his teacher, and even captures some mischievous criminals. Experience Arnie's Animal Adventures as he escapes from the class bullies Billy Borden and Tommy Franklin and when he rescues his best friends Abby Taylor and Kevin Parker. Join Arnie as he performs heroic feats, overcomes many challenges and strives to make the world a better place.