Faber Factory is a leading eBook conversion and distribution service. We are proud to represent over 100 of the finest independent publishers in the world, helping them achieve strong sales results and sharing with them our unique digital publishing insights.

About Faber Factory

Faber Factory is a leading eBook conversion and distribution service. Part of Faber and Faber, our service is designed for publishers by publishers. We currently convert and distribute eBooks on behalf of over 100 independent publishers.

We have strong relationships with all the retailers and aggregators to whom we distribute – including Amazon, Apple, Kobo and Google among others – and manage the whole process for you, including helping you submit to their latest promotions.

There is no joining cost or start-up fee*. We operate on a commission basis and commission is only levied if a sale is made. We also offer a conversion service at a competitive rate. Learn more about the service below, or email us if you’d like to request a meeting.

*subject to sales and revenue during initial discussion

With their support we have hit the ground running with our eBook publishing, and our sales in this area are growing exponentially.

Candida Lacey, Director, Myriad Editions

Meet the Faber Factory Team

Nigel Marsh

Board Director

I am the Board Director at Faber responsible for Faber Factory. I have been at Faber since 2000 and I was involved in the original setting up of Factory. Prior to joining Faber, I worked on the production side of Academic publishing.

Judith Gates

Director of Faber Factory/Production Director

I have worked at Faber since 1999 in various Production roles and assisted in running the operations side of Factory from 2017-2018. I rejoined the Factory team in 2019 and am currently working across eBook and print services.

Sian Gibson

Head of Operations

Having worked in a variety of sales and marketing roles in publishing over the previous decade I joined the Faber Factory team in 2016. I oversee the day-to-day running of the Factory operations and I also look after the promotional side of things here, so I liaise with retailers about forthcoming titles and merchandising opportunities.  

Hassan Ali

Account Executive

I worked in sales for a Faber Factory publisher for two years before joining the team in 2019. I look after the conversion process, delivering finished digital files back to publishers and distributing them to retailers, as well as keeping metadata tidy and updated.

Faber Factory was honoured with the GBS Services to Independent Publishers Award for its “deft” handling of eBook production and distribution, “generous” sharing of market knowledge and “first-rate” client care.

The Bookseller

Our Services

Conversion

Faber Factory offers a professional conversion service at very competitive rates. This includes:

• Fast turnaround time
• Reflowable EPUB and Mobi files are offered as standard, and we can also create web ready PDFs and fixed format files if requested
• Expert advice on file formats for different types of content
• Minor corrections and content updates free of charge for files converted by us
• An optional service if you prefer to provide finished files yourself

Distribution

We deliver your titles to a global network of retailers, aggregators and libraries via our centralised distribution channels.
This means:

• Quick and efficient distribution of files and metadata
• Quick and efficient updates to files and metadata (for new editions, new covers, pricing updates, etc.)
• ONIX support for metadata delivery
Monitoring backlist for quality errors
• Continuous assessment for potential new vendors

Promotion

We work with retailers to help you submit your titles to various promotions efficiently and effectively.
This means:

• Coordinating retailer promotions
• Notifying you of promotional schedules
• Enabling you to run your own independent marketing/promotions via quick and easy price changes

The Faber Factory team has been great to work with ever since Allison & Busby formed part of the launch in 2010. Our eBooks are reaching ever more readers and they are always working to offer us something new in terms of workshops and analytic tools.

Lesley Crooks, Publishing Manager, Allison & Busby

Our Publishers

Atlantic Books
Galley Beggar Press
Nick Hern Books
UIT Cambridge
Carcanet
Orenda
Titan Books
Ryland, Peters & Small
Allison & Busby
Nosy Crow

Collaborative, open and generous attitude to sharing and working together.

Sara Hunt, Publisher, Saraband

Faber Factory take pleasure in our own successes and have created a family of independent publishers. Each member of the team is very quick to respond, always very efficient and a pleasure to deal with.

Halban Publishers

Contact Faber Factory

If you’d like to get in touch, please send us an email at factory@faber.co.uk

Alternatively, please use the contact form opposite and we will get back to you as soon as possible.