About Us

Princelings Publications is the publishing arm of Jemima Pett, fiction author, and J M Pett, non-fiction author.

In 2008 Jemima was persuaded to try to get her trilogy, The Princelings of the East, published so that more people could read them. 

One thing Jemima knew from the start was that these were not commercial books.  As Readers Favorite said in their five star review
It relates a completely new idea in a medieval fantasy setting. The plot will be enjoyed by all the inventors or thinkers in your home.
Not exactly what seems to be commercial hit material. That was the only reason for rejection she received.

At a Writers & Artists workshop for children's authors looking to get published, Jemima heard about self-publishing. After a couple of weeks further research, Jemima, who has a wealth of business experience behind her (albeit not in publishing) decided that e-publishing was the way to go.  It not just because of the ease of doing so, but because of the control it gave her over her books, and the lack of waste when a print run of books is pulped weeks afterwards if it doesn't fly off the booksellers' shelves. The workshop was the first weekend in November 2011, and by the end of the month, The Princelings of the East was on Amazon. The first copy sold the same week.

The second of the trilogy came out in February, and the third in May 2012. It was the start of something big.

New titles

These days writing takes up around one third of Jemima's time, publishing, marketing, promotion and management the rest. New stories are emerging, for example those starring Sir Woebegone. The books are generally published in all formats and on all platforms simultaneously. There are now paperbacks of all the Princelings books, fulfilled to your preferred bookseller via Blurb.co.uk.

See the pages on the individual series, and the other titles, for further information.

Planned titles for 2021 (updated Feb 21)

  • The Messenger Misadventures: the Dylan, Deirdre and Dougall collection (for children 8-12)
  • Collections of weird fantasy short stories:
    • Critters and Crises
    • Greed and Retribution
    • Time and Tinplate
    • Weird and Weirder

Planned titles for 2022

  • Zanzibar's Rings (Viridian System #3)

Follow Jemima and the books

You can follow Jemima Pett on her blog jemimapett.com, on twitter @jemima_pett,on Facebook facebook.com/princelings, on Pinterest jemimapett and on Goodreads Jemima Pett.