Welcome to Palavro
Palavro is a non-profit organisation based in Scotland and Portugal, with over 5 years’ experience in publishing books by a diverse range of authors. Generally those we publish come from a range of diverse backgrounds, with fiction and non-fiction genres focusing on important social or environmental topics. We also work with other publishers to ensure effective cross-border distribution throughout Europe, alongside providing specialist publishing support.
Palavro is an imprint of the Arkbound Foundation, a UK literature charity that supports authors from a range of diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds to develop their writing and get published. Started in 2015, the Foundation has published a growing portfolio of works, from books on climate change to poetry anthologies covering homelessness. The purpose of Palavro, as well as acting as a distinct imprint for the charity, is to bridge the barriers created by Brexit and allow for more effective cross-border distribution of books across Europe. We are able to offer this service to other publishers who want to gain better access to their respective UK and continental target readership. With great links to an expansive publishing network, we can also provide manuscript evaluation, proofreading, design, print management, promotional and consultancy services.
As an imprint, we have a particular interest in the following genres:-
- Health and wellbeing
- Children’s fiction (illustrated and non-illustrated)
- General commercial fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, thriller
Crowdbound is a new crowdpublishing platform that we created in June 2022 to support books that cover social inclusion or environmental sustainability. It also supports projects in these areas by other organisations and individuals. The platform offers a unique way for authors to both cover the publishing costs of books that we would otherwise struggle to afford, as well as building the momentum for sales for release. Crowdbound stands out from other crowdfunding sites by being completely free to use, charitably run and providing enhanced levels of support.
We will answer any questions you may have about our services or if you have a general enquiry.