contact us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

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.

Forthcoming from Chatwin

Here are a few books on our horizon that we're especially excited about. Check back here for updates. Books will appear in our online shop for pre-order in the weeks prior to their release.


man of the world

by Layne Maheu

Layne Maheu’s Man of the World is a breakthrough novel of romance and life at the edge in early aviation, based on the real-life—and larger-than-life—escapades of dashing and aristocratic adventurer Hubert Latham, first man to attempt crossing the English Channel in a heavier-than-air flying machine. This brilliant work, told through the eyes of Latham's young apprentice, blends the mad risks of early flight with the passion and heartbreak Latham shared with Antoinette, namesake of his signature aeroplane, and beloved daughter of his main backer. 


the man with bees in his beard

written and illustrated by Brian Dempsey

The Man With Bees in His Beard is that special reading-time book that helps children dial down from a screen-based day into quiet mindfulness. This is a book to bring generations together, a book to foster quality time and build shared memories. A beautifully illustrated read-along book, it is useful for children learning figurative language, and teaches respect for both people and nature. This is a work of quiet, peaceful power, imbued with mindfulness and presence.

Special limited edition hardcover available now; softcover edition forthcoming February 2019.

RichardJonesAuthorPhotos - 5.jpg

speakers of the earth series

by Richard Jones

In this remarkable debut novel and series by Pacific Northwest writer Richard Jones, the likable, troubled Ray, lifelong vagabond and societal misfit, takes us deep into the wilderness of Mt. Tahoma, sometimes known as Rainier, where the most unlikely cast of characters he could ever have dreamed of do deep work with what could only be called the forces of nature. A hair-raising adventure that fuses the realms of sci-fi and fantasy with the finest ecological fiction. 


last of the outsiders

The collected poems of Jack Grapes

Collected works of one of the 20th century’s most prolific writers, who’s been called “a poets’ poet” by many. The title reflects both Grapes’ standing as an outsider to any school of poetry, and his status (together with Ferlinghetti) as the last living poet from the Loujon Press’s “Outsider” poets of the early 1960’s. Grapes is an award-winning poet, playwright, actor, teacher, and the editor and publisher of ONTHEBUS, one of the top literary journals in the country. 


Book Collecting now

by Matthew Budman

At a time when we take e-readers to the beach and read novels on our smartphones, is the book-collecting hobby still relevant? Yes, more than ever. This illustrated guide gives you everything you need to start enjoying the world’s greatest pastime: What it means to build a collection; How to identify a first edition; Where and how to get the best deals; Understanding the value of autographs; How to sell books to upgrade your library; Care and repair of books. Make no mistake: e-readers are with us for the long run, but right alongside them are the real books we’ve always loved.