British Book Design and Production Awards, 8 November 2021, De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London
Matador has been offering authors a high quality self-publishing service since 1999. Part of Troubador Publishing Ltd, Matador offers a wide range of services aimed at publishing, marketing and distributing books and ebooks to a high standard – be that via Print On Demand (POD) or through traditional bookshop distribution. Matador has deliberately positioned itself as a quality self-publishing imprint for authors who are serious about getting their work in front of readers through traditional and non-traditional book retail outlets. Our aim is to publish quality books that people want to read.
Unlike most other companies that will offer to publish your book, we are discerning. Your book is important to us, but we will only take on books and ebooks that we feel are good from a content point of view. In practice, this means that we turn down around 25% of the fiction and poetry titles we are asked to publish. We also don’t believe in producing books with poor production standards. So if you are looking for a company that will just print what they are given, no questions asked… that is not us. We are looking for quality of content and quality of presentation… both of which are essential if a book stands a chance in a tough commercial world. As a result, Matador has been ranked as the best self-publishing company by the Independent Publishing Magazine in its Publisher Service Index, above Amazon KDP, Smashwords, Kobo and IngramSpark and 80 other companies evaluated by the magazine.