The idea of a book publishing house promoting new voices came about in April 2016. Our first book was published in 2017. Fast forward and Hashtag Press is an award winning indie publishing house and has published bestselling, award-winning books. Created by award-winning book PR Helen Lewis and award-winning children's/ young adults author Abiola Bello (co-founders of The Author School) building on decades of combined experience in publishing, PR, writing, research, media and journalism.
We publish everything from commercial children's, middle-grade, YA, adult fiction and inspiring non-fiction books. We are passionate about books with strong female characters, diversity and inclusion and when we read your book, we want to fall in love with the characters, laugh or cry (or both!). We have different tastes. Helen is a more non-fiction, psychological thriller kind of girl and Abiola is obsessed with YA/ middle-grade, children's and chick lit, so we both need to love your book.
Please note that we only publish 6-8 books a year.
Submission guidelines can be found here but if it's a no, don't give up! Consider joining us at The Author School for more help and guidance, maybe publish through INK! Or invest in a good edit and then re-send back to us. We won't just leave you stranded.
We are not just looking for great books, we are also looking for fantastic, lovely authors who will work hard to push their book. We are very passionate about bringing new voices into the publishing world.
We can't wait to hear from you! If you have any questions please do email us at
Hashtag Press was awarded Publisher of the Year from The People's Book Prize on July 23rd 2020.