New Author Information

Thank you for your interest in being published by Wilfred Books as a new author. This link will take you to a questionnaire form where you can give details about you and the book you would like to publish: this is to enable Wilfred Books to prepare a unique package for your individual requirements, covering all aspects of the publishing process. The form that will be shown in your browser has a checkbox that allows you to give your consent to the storage, processing and use of the information you give. You are able to withdraw your consent to storage, processing and use of your data at any time (see the Terms and Conditions), but it must be understood that this will effectively terminate your relationship with Wilfred Books, as these data are fundamental to our service to you.

Although, as stated above, the relationship with each author and Wilfred Books will be unique, at the outset it must be stated in general terms that the economics of a small publisher do not facilitate advance payments for new authors: remuneration will inevitably be linked to book sales. Also, if print books are required, as a result of the relatively small printing runs of books by ‘unknown’ authors, it will not be economically viable to produce hardback versions, unless the author is prepared to finance this.

If you would prefer to download a PDF version of the New Author questionnaire, please click here; the form can either be signed digitally, with an image of your signature, that you accept is an accurate representation for legal purposes, and returned by email, or printed and signed manually. Please email Wilfred Books for a postal address for printed forms. Thank you, and we look forward to a fruitful and rewarding publishing relationship!

General Data Protection Regulations

For your security, the database on which your personal details will be held is not accessible for public reference. The data you give on the questionnaire, and which are stored in the database, are retained solely for the purpose of building a relationship with you, the client. We only use your personal data for matters concerning your relationship with Wilfred Books, and we will not disclose any personal information to a third party, or use it in any marketing material, without your explicit permission.


The legal basis for the collection, processing and retention of these data is covered by Article 6 (Lawfulness of Processing), para. 1(a), (b), and (f), of the currently applicable Regulation, i.e.: 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 27 April 2016, on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).
Processing of these data, for which you may give your consent, is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party, or in order to take steps at your request, prior to entering into a contract.
The data controller, for and on behalf of Wilfred Books, is J. L. Risdon, and he can be contacted at
The interest of the controller in collecting and retaining these data is to facilitate a working relationship between Wilfred Books and the client (author).
These data will be retained for the duration of your working relationship and/or contract with Wilfred Books: it is your right to terminate any agreement or contract with Wilfred Books at any time by withdrawing your consent to the retention of your data, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal, and informing Wilfred Books of that decision in writing.
You have the right to request from the controller access to and rectification, or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing concerning the data subject, or to object to processing as well as the right to data portability.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
You are not obliged to provide the personal data requested, and its provision is neither a statutory nor a contractual requirement, but as stated above, its provision is required to form the basis of a working relationship which will be necessary to enter into a publishing contract between Wilfred Books and the client (author).