Welcome to Ensemble

Ensemble Publishing is a not-for-profit organisation making publishing more transparent, accessible and equitable for all.

We believe that better literature leads to a better, more compassionate society. 

Front cover image of memoir 'Everone is here to help - A healing account of postpartum psychosis and recovery' by author Ruth M Stacey with a quote from Dr Jess Heron, CEO of Action on Postpartum Psychosis saying 'A compelling, powerful and personal account of postpartum psychosis' and a quote from Katy Haines of Mossy Roots Doula Services saying 'A relatable and moving story of hope, strength and recovery'


We're excited to announce that Everyone is Here to Help by debut author Ruth M Stacey is now on sale and available to buy online from Amazon , Barnes & Noble , Foyles and Waterstones.

Ruth is a mother, teacher and writer living in Somerset. Her memoir Everyone is here to help - a healing account of postpartum psychosis and recovery offers a unique perspective of the condition, using messages, notes and records from the time as well as her in depth reflections from a well perspective.

A percentage of sales will be donated to mental health awareness charity, Action on Postpartum Psychosis.


Support to complete your book

Begin by talking with us about what you want your work to become, and make a plan that gets you to the finish line. We work with you to ensure you complete your book to the highest standard, within your budget, and with your specific ambitions in mind.


Build a team to publish your book

We work with you to find expert freelancers who can work with you to ensure your book looks and feels as professional and appealing as anything you would find on your own bookshelf. Freelancers interested in supporting writers can join the team.


Support to get your book read

Working with your plan to create realistic and effective marketing and promotional tools that will get your book in front of the kind of people who will enjoy it and treasure it the way you would want it to be.

How we work

As a not-for-profit we endeavour to facilitate the process of development that is necessary to produce high quality, accessible literature while prioritising author experience over income. Other self-publishing companies and independent publishers either take a fee from the authors up front, or retain the rights to the final work in order to take profit from all sales. In contrast, Ensemble does not charge a fee, and instead helps connect authors with reliable service providers who share our values. We oversee fairly priced and fairly paid contracts that ensure clear expectations and realistic outcomes. 

We then take on the cost of publication and promotion, and any income from sales are then divided equally between the author and Ensemble until all costs have been recouped. The writer retains ownership of their work, and rather than being paid only a royalty of the profits, the rest being kept by the publisher, instead the writer pays a pre-agreed commission to the publisher from their own profits.