Founded in 2000, Route is a terraced publishing house in the north of England. Our author list is an eclectic mix that includes Nobel laureates and first time writers, music superstars and warehouse operatives. The principle commitment is to authentic stories and good books. Route publishes stories in print, audio and digital forms, creating books one way or another.

The sharpest, on the button writing you’ll read all year. Route could soon start taking on a Samizdat level of importance as it quietly ushers in the beginnings of a much needed literary renaissance.’ – The Big Issue

Now we rely on small independent publishers such as Route, often based outside London, to support authors such as Michael Nath. Two or three decades ago, a novel this unusual would not have seemed out of place on, say, Picador’s list.’ – Nicolas Royle, The Independent

The most interesting and vibrant publishing house around today.’ – Nottingham Evening Post

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Route is supported by Arts Council England and is a member of the Independent Publishers Guild

Route’s trade distributer in the UK is Central Books and in North America Dufour Editions.

Route Publishing Ltd  Company No. 6554096 VAT Reg No. 916242439

Directors: Ian Daley and Isabel Galán