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Book orders: Want to order a Chatwin title? Please let us know the author and title, and we will reply.

Contract services: We are presently open to inquiries about our contract services from publishers and authors.

New author submissions: Our in-house publishing program is fully booked through August 15th, and our editorial staff can not review new work till after that date. We will be posting our submission guidelines then. Please note: We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts.

Old friends: If you are an author who has worked with a Chatwin team member in the past, please contact that person directly at

110 Cherry St, Suite #208
Seattle, WA, 98104
United States

Welcome to Chatwin Books. We are a new publisher of print and digital books in a wide range of topics, run by a team with many decades of experience in all aspects of the book business.

At the heart of who we are, and what we do, is working with authors to support their craft, and their entire body of work, throughout the publication process. Using our experience and drive to help our authors create great books is the surest way our team can ensure a great experience for our readers.

In addition to the work we do for our own books, we do editorial, design, author branding, marketing, and other work on a contract basis for other publishers and authors. We also distribute books from other publishers, both print and digital.

Brian Dempsey

 Brian Dempsey and his son 

Brian Dempsey and his son 


Brian Dempsey paints, draws, writes, and noodles on his guitar from a small cabin studio in the Pacific Northwest on Vashon Island, WA.

His forthcoming children's book The Man With Bees in His Beard (Chatwin, 2018), which Dempsey wrote and illustrated, is a glimpse into the life of a man who above all exists to commune with nature. The foundation of this relationship is stillness and the great potential inherent in emptiness. The theme and presentation were influenced by his study of eastern philosophy, especially Taoism, and the book was born out of Dempsey's desire as an artist and father to provide something different to readers young and old.