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The professional choice for independent authors of memoir, biography, and travel writing.

Professional quality

The highest standards of editing and production so your book can excel.

Reach your readers

Worldwide distribution to both online and brick-and-mortar bookshops.

Personalised service

Work directly with a real person who cares about you and your book.

Getting a book deal with a traditional publisher is more difficult than ever. Even if you succeed, the publisher can make drastic changes to your vision for the book, and you will only see a small percentage of the profits in return.

Hybrid publishing offers a different way. You pay the up-front costs for book production: editing, typesetting, cover design, metadata, preparing files for the printer, and listing the book with distributors.

As a result you get more control over your book and receive all the profits from book sales. Sound interesting?

Personal service

I’m Michael, and I set up Tin Gate to provide independent authors with a personal, professional service. No corporate account managers and lowest-bidding freelancers here, just an experienced publisher who cares about making your book the best it can be.

In 2014 I co-founded Camphor Press, an independent publisher focused on East Asia. Camphor Press now has 120 books in print and a reputation for quality.

Tin Gate makes that same quality available to every author of memoir, biography, or travel writing.


See your book on Amazon, Apple’s iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and many more, plus your book will be available through Ingram, the world’s largest book distributor.

Beautiful books

Your book will be available as a hardcover and paperback in sizes you choose. We will also create an e-book in two formats: Kindle and ePub, which between them can be read on almost all devices.

We design both the cover and interior layout of your book to a professional standard so your book can stand alongside the latest bestsellers from the big publishers.

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