Austin Macauley’s Indelible Impression in 2019


Austin Macauley Publishers wish everyone a Happy New Year and Happy Holidays.

We are about to sign off a memorable decade of our lives. This year, we participated in a variety of literary events that took place around the world, published books of highly skilled authors from different parts of the gulf region. Austin Macauley Publishers, as always, remained an active participant of all the major book fairs, festivals and seminars.

Austin Macauley are proud to have been successful in bringing the exposure for its exceptional authors through many of these events. Many of our authors went on to win prestigious literary awards and nominations this year.

All the talented and hardworking authors are always encouraged by Austin Macauley to make a mark and become an accomplished author by publishing their books through our platform.

Austin Macauley’s Major Events 2019

Published a Range of Unique Books:

Austin Macauley published a fair number of books this year. These include books from multiple genres ranging from crime, romance, thrillers to autobiographies and poetry. We have dedicated sections for fiction and non-fiction books respectively, which can be found on our website.

Jade Robertson Listed Among the 30 Most Influential Women in the Arab world:

Austin Macauley’s international publishing director, Jade Robertson, was listed among the “30 most influential women in the Arab World” by an internationally acclaimed weekly magazine, the Arabian Business.

Jade has been an invaluable asset to our organization and has played a vital role in our success internationally through her outstanding entrepreneurial skill set. Austin Macauley congratulate her on this achievement and wish her all the best.

11th Dubai Literature Fest

Austin Macauley attended the 11th Dubai Literature Festival, a one of its kind festival that is hosted by the Emirates Airline. The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is an international festival held annually in the UAE. It is held under the patronage of the ruler of Dubai, the honourable Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The honourable Sheikh also attended the event and graced us by visiting our booth as well.

Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival

The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival is an exciting event that takes place every year in Sharjah. This year, the festival commenced from 17th to 27th April and was met with a large number of attendees.

Austin Macauley Publishers exhibited fascinating books at the event and our stand was overwhelmed by the response from the attendees, with a majority of children taking interest in our author’s books for children. Many of our authors were also present for a meet and greet and book signing events.

Our in-house team also organized various creative activities for children such as word-play, puzzles, quizzes, spelling-bee contests and colouring competitions. The winning participants won free books from our wonderful collection. It was a fun event for children and their families. We are looking forward to attending it next year with a greater number of books and exciting activities.

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

Right after the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, Austin Macauley also participated in the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2019 which took place from 24th to 30th April. The event was attended by thousands of bibliophiles from around the world and literary enthusiasts pouring in from the neighbouring countries.

We were honoured to meet Shika Butol Al Qasimi from the Royal family and an acclaimed international chef, Bobby Chinn.

Austin Macauley had a great time meeting new and established authors, whilst catching up with some of our current authors who also took the time out to sign the copies of their books for interested attendees.

Frankfurt Book Fair 2019

The Frankfurter Buchmesse is the world’s largest trade fair for books based on the number of visitors as well as participating in publishing companies and exhibitors. As it is considered to be the most important book fair in the world for international trading deals, Austin Macauley Publishers naturally participated in the event.

The event saw more than 300,000 visitors in terms of numbers with more than 7000 exhibitors from 104 countries around the world. Many of Austin Macauley’s authors were also present for public appearance and book signing ceremonies. We plan to participate in the upcoming year as well with a greater number of attendees hopefully.

Sharjah International Book Fair 

The Sharjah International Book Fair is a ten-day event, which started in 1982 under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi. This festival is considered to be an important highlight in the Arab World and more so in the UAE due to the inherent interest of book reading in the general public.

The SIBF is among the 4th largest book fairs in the world and saw an influx of 2.4 million attendees in 2018. It was held from 30th October to 9th November 2019.

Seeing the obvious appeal, Austin Macauley Publishers decided to participate in the event and successfully exhibited our new releases to the public. Many of our authors also graced their fans with their presence in the fair.

Our Very Own Bookstore Opened in The Global Village, Dubai

Austin Macauley are proud to have been a part of the 24th season of the Global Village to inspire the passion of book reading in the younger generation. We recently opened our first bookstore in the recent edition of Global Village which started on 29th of October 2019.

If you are in Dubai and looking for some quality time, then do pay a visit to our Austin Macauley Bookstore – Shop 10 in the American Pavilion Global Village to get an amazing collection of books in numerous genres.

Jade Robertson attended “PublisHer” Summit

Our International Publishing Director, Jade Robertson, attended the “PublisHer” Summit held this year back in March. If you are an author, interested in joining a community that empowers women in publishing, we strongly recommend you to get in touch with them by clicking here. You can also become a part of them by attending the next summit in 2020. To sign up, click here.

Published The Arabic Version of “The Bilingual Revolution” 

Fabrice Jaumont known as the Godfather of language immersion programs published the Arabic version of “The Bilingual Revolution” via Austin Macauley UAE office. After receiving numerous medals and awards from the French government, the language veteran goes out to explain the significance of bilingual education. The masterpiece is now available on Austin Macauley’s official website. Get your copy today by clicking here.

Jade Robertson Participated in the Publishers Conference Organized by Sharjah Book Authority

Austin Macauley’s direction in action again! Jade Robertson participated in the Publishers Conference which was organized by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA). She shared her views on the importance of digital marketing tools in the industry and also enlightened the audience with her unique ideas regarding book publishing. To read more about her talk, click here.

More to Come in 2020

We have many new and interesting upcoming books for all our readers and book lovers out there. Many of our projects are in the pipeline and we are excited to welcome the new year with all the new challenges ahead. Keep visiting Austin Macauley Publishers’ website to stay updated about all our new and upcoming releases.

Some of our upcoming events are:

  • Sharjah Children’s Reading Fest (SCRF) 2020
  • Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2020
  • Setting up our bookstore in Global Village 2020
  • Frankfurt International Book Fair 2020
  • Sharjah International Book Fair 2020

If you are new to our website, you can find a vast variety of books across a multitude of genres here. You can also visit our social media profiles on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for new and inspiring reads this holiday season.


How to get your book published with Austin Macauley Publishers


Austin Macauley Publishers started its journey with an aim to provide a platform to authors where they could showcase their talent and skills to the world. The road to success has many obstacles and a lot of hard work is required. Sometimes, the task looks impossible and losing hope could be easy. But rejoice as Austin Macauley Publishers is an equal opportunity publishing company and gives opportunities to both published and new authors. Austin Macauley also caters to the widest range of genre of the books. We guide and support our valuable authors at every step of publication and marketing with flawless and impeccable services.

Austin Macauley Publishers has a very impressive title count to its credit ever since its conception years. We have been delivering titles that appeal to the general public and are relevant to the vast majority of groups. Austin Macauley has an impressive collection of children’s book genre. Its thriller stories genre is also growing rapidly than ever. In the coming year, with the growing size of the team, they are planning to take up more projects, offering their services to a larger number of authors from all over the world.

Here, we are giving step by step guide for getting published with Austin Macauley Publishers and becoming officially an author. In order to make a dream come true, consistent hard work and patience are required. If you behold these two super-powers then, it won’t come as a surprise for you when your book would be loved by millions and billions. Following are the steps to become an author and get published with Austin Macauley Publishers.

1.Hunt for Inspiration

Do not sit around waiting for an inspiration to hit you in an enlightening moment, actively chase inspiration. Read your favourite authors, re-read your favourite books. Go out and meet more people. Visit places which can inspire you. Keep a notebook with you all the time to pen down any inspiration you get. Regularly go through your listed ideas.

Sometimes people do get inspired by their real-life events and that’s brilliant! We all have interesting lives at one level or the other. Think about writing another version of yourself. Write about a life you wish you could have: adventurous, happening and interesting. Write a hero based on your personality or the person you wish you were. Inspirations are everywhere you just have to look for them actively.


Once you have captured the inspiration, sit down and start writing.

  • Write an outline/synopsis of your book. Roughly write a summary of the beginning, the end and everything in between.
  • If it’s a novel, write down the detailed descriptions of each significant character. Write their physical appearance, their personality and anything significant you would like your readers to know.
  • Keep writing until you are finished. Stay persistent. Sometimes authors find it hard to stay focused and are easily distracted by the gazillion amount of things going on in their lives. Many promising authors just lose interest in their own work, become weary of their own created characters and sometimes even start hating them. They never finish their book and never become an author. So, if you are serious about becoming an author, just keep writing until you are done.
  • Do not use flowery languages and avoid jargons. Use language a common man can understand easily.
  • Do not write to impress your audience, rather than write to move your readers. Readers love the books they can feel connected to. 
You can slow down your pace of moving forward but should never ever stop.


The first draft can never be the best and needs some editing efforts to make it a masterpiece. There are many typos, spelling or grammatical errors but most importantly some plot-holes you might have missed initially. Or there could be some important aspects you might have missed. Go through your draft and polish it as much as you can. Find a person who can read it for you with a neutral mind. The more well written, mistakes-free your manuscript will be, the better impression you will have on anyone who reads your novel, be the publisher, agent, critic or a regular reader.

4.Submit your Manuscript online to Austin Macauley Publishers

Once you are done with the manuscript, it’s time for the Fastest Growing Publisher aka Austin Macauley Publishers to take care of your well-written work and make it the biggest hit of the market. Submitting your work to Austin Macauley Publishers is easy. We give equal opportunity to authors with agents and authors without agents. Just send a synopsis and manuscript which you can do by post, or through an email but the most efficient and preferred way is by submitting on our website. An online form is available, you can fill your information in and attach the file of your manuscript to us. It takes about three weeks for our highly qualified editorial department to review your manuscript and respond back to you. If your book is accepted, you will be offered a contract. The most famous, effective and useful model named as hybrid publishing model is used, you would either be offered a traditional contract or a partnership contract. Initially, every manuscript is reviewed from the perspective of offering a traditional contract. After the acceptance phase, Austin Macauley Publishers welcomes its new authors with great zeal and enthusiasm.

5.Get involved with the production of your book

The most exciting phase comes in when your books get to the phase of production. A coordinator is assigned to you who will guide you at every stage your book is passing through. Your books go through editorial, graphics, development, animation, marketing and many more departments throughout. While teams from different departments of Austin Macauley Publishers work together to fashion your manuscript into a dream book, the author is always in the loop. You are not only kept in the loop but your valued feedback is also incorporated. The excitement you feel in this phase is quite enchanting and seeing your manuscript turn in to book is a magical feeling.

6.Enjoy yourself at marketing events

Be prepared to be the centre of attention. Austin Macauley Publishers market their books with a proper action plan, making sure it is available to the right target market. Austin Macauley Publishers arranges events for authors like book reading, book signing, radio/television interviews and much more to promote and advertise the book. Other than book launch events, our authors attend plenty of books signing events, meet and greet events, charity events, book read events, and many other promotional campaigns. We also highlight such events on our website and social media accounts to improve the digital presence of our authors.

7.Spend your proceedings however you wish

Austin Macauley Publishers provides you with the sales report and your royalties bi-annually. Twice a year, you are given a detailed report on the number of copies sold and everything related to it. Every six months you receive the proceedings from your book.


Book Publishers
Road Map To Get Published

Austin Macauley Publishers works consistently to provide the best book publishing services to the authors who work day and night to see their dream becoming a reality. It’s time for you to get the ball rolling and get ready for the best journey of your life.

Austin Macauley Publishers – “Best Book Publishers In UAE!”

To submit your manuscript Click the link.


10 Reasons Why Should You Visit Sharjah International Book Fair 2018



One of the must-do things before the year 2018 ends is, visiting the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018 which begins on 31st of October, 2018 to end on 10th of November,2018 at the Expo Centre Sharjah. This year’s book exhibition beholds heaps of wonderful surprises with learning-oriented activities for the kids and adults.


The 37th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair is back with a bang, promises to provide the visitors with some once in a lifetime experiences. The fair was established in 1982, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, in order to instill the love of literature and reading among the people of the region.





“Those of us who enjoy reading in the emirate of Sharjah are very keen to create a reading community and promote the benefits of reading among children. For that reason, we provide the best, most suitable books for all the family. We believe that books must be available to all and from this concept, we turn book fairs into an oasis of knowledge and enlightenment.”


Ahmed Al Ameri, chairman of SBA, said: “The fair is much more than an annual 11-day fair. It is now an essential component of the world’s collective sociocultural memory. The SIBF is a unique experience for everyone who visits or is part of the fair – there are those who buy their first book; some others visit to enhance cultural relations; some come searching for the author who changed their life.”

Austin Macauley Publishers would be visiting the Sharjah International Book Fair for the 2nd year on the trot after having a successful excursion of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (18-April-2018 to 28-April-2018) and Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (25-April-2018 to 1-May-2018) in UAE. If you are planning to visit Austin Macauley Publishers then do remember the following:

(Hall Number 7, Stand Number ZB10)


Sharjah International Book Fair 2018

Offering numerous entertaining and literary activities this year, some of which are:

• Cultural Activities
• Children’s Activities
• Cookery Corner
• Social Media Station
• Book Signing Corner

Austin Macauley Publishers will join the ride for Sharjah International Book Fair from 31st of Oct – 10th of Nov 2018 at Expo Centre Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Based in London and founded in 2006, Austin Macauley™ is a forward-thinking independent publisher working hard to give authors the best chance of success in an increasingly crowded market.

Sharjah International Book Fair is a great opportunity, to keep yourself updated with the latest international books which have been written by the creative authors and seize the opportunity to keep up with the latest evaluation in the publishing industry. Forecasts say that this year’s Sharjah International Book Fair will have more than 1000 publishers from all around the world on-board.

According to the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), the book exhibition would have the leading Arab and international writers, artists, intellectuals, cultural personalities, chefs and performers. Featured programs will include discussions, debates, literary seminars, poetry readings, workshops for children and adults, cultural shows and edutainment exercises in the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018.

Running annually since its inception, SIBF attracts millions of visitors from all around the world, hosts some of the biggest names in the publishing & cultural sphere and organises hundreds of events over its 11-day duration.


10 reasons why you should visit Sharjah International Book Fair 2018


1. A Chance to be a part of one of the top three book fairs in the whole world

2. To be able to meet the top publishers across the globe

3. To get yourself involved in several growth and learning-oriented activities

4. To win special gifts from Austin Macauley at Sharjah International Book Fair 2018

5. To meet celebrities and highly successful individuals

6. An opportunity for parents to develop the interest of reading in their children

7. To create some wonderful memories by having spent quality time at SIBF18

8. To experience some wonderful collection of books and literary materials

9. To visit some aesthetically pleasing and astonishing places of Sharjah

10. To showcase your talent by submitting your manuscript to Austin Macauley Publishers.



A talented kid having a great time with Austin Macauley at SCRF18.


Austin Macauley is there for you at Hall #7, Stand #ZB10! You are more than welcome to visit us at Sharjah International Book Fair 2018 to participate in our literary activities with a chance to own the best-selling books which have been a glorious success in Europe and America. After the success of Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival and Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2018, Austin Macauley promises a great time in the Sharjah International Book Fair yet again.

For more details about Austin Macauley Publishers and latest news about participating in Sharjah International Book Fair, please visit our official Facebook page.

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