“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”

~ Virginia Woolf

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”

~ Anton Chekhov



Tention Publishing Limited, Unit 4 Provender Mill, Belvedere Road, Faversham ME13 7LD, UK

Company No. 08098036

© 2019 by Tention Publishing Limited and John David Dolan

Author Submissions:

Learn About Publishing With Tention Books

First Things First

We only publish fiction novels written in English of 80,000-100,000 words in the following genres: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction/Fantasy, and Romance. We do not publish Erotica, Young Adult, Children's Books, Poetry, or any Non-fiction (including Memoirs).

We only publish electronically for Amazon Kindle - though books can be added to other eBook retail stores later depending on author preferences.

All submissions must be made in accordance with the procedure set out below. We aim to assess your submission and give you a decision within a month - sooner if we can. No agent is required.

The Tention Books Publishing Model

Tention Books uses its own proprietorial business model. Before you send a submission to us, please download  and read our 'Tention Books Deal'  and our 'Submissions Guide for Authors' by clicking the buttons to the right. That way, you'll see if our way of doing business is for you.

Send a Submission to Tention Books

If you feel that the Tention Books Deal is for you, and you have understood the requirements of our Submissions Guide, then please send us an email with the relevant attachments as set out in the Guide.





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Fast Performance

Every submission is dealt with quickly. If it is accepted, we get it onto Amazon fast.

Authors & Readers

We put our authors and our readers at the centre of what we do in a fair partnership.


We do not disclose any details of our partnerships to third parties unless required by law.