Who we are

Founded in 2013, September is a respected independent publisher with a fair-share policy for our authors. Our list of intelligent and beautifully produced non-fiction is growing to include both new fiction and illustrated children’s titles.
We publish books in which to lose yourself and find yourself again. Authors who will help you discover new worlds, perspectives and wonders. 

In 2021, we were delighted to be to be a regional winner for Small Press of the Year in the British Book Awards for the second year in a row. In 2020 we were also shortlisted for the Nick Robinson Newcomer Award in the IPG Independent Publishing Awards.

September’s head office is in Kent, with staff working from Cumbria and London.

Founder and Publisher
Hannah MacDonald

After twenty years of publishing at Virgin, Andre Deutsch, Random House and HarperCollins, Hannah specialises in a creative approach to shaping books with organisations, brands and personalities. She has published multiple top ten bestsellers across memoir, media, sport, history and led many internal, corporate start-up projects: from fiction lists to app collections. She is also the author of two well-received novels, The Sun Road and Julianna Kiss, and a winner of a Betty Trask Award for first novels.

Communications and Publicity Manager
Sue Amaradivakara

Sue has worked in books and arts publicity for over fifteen years. She left Random House in Jan 2013 and co-founded PR Collective. Since then has worked on a wide range of high profile projects including The Examined Life by Stephen Grosz, which spent three months in the Sunday Times bestsellers lists, and the 2013 London Literature Festival at the Southbank Centre. At Random House, Sue was publicity director across four imprints, Chatto & Windus, Harvill Secker, Square Peg and Yellow Jersey Press. Authors she has worked with include Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan, AS Byatt, Clive Stafford Smith, Toni Morrison, Nigella Lawson and Martin Amis.

Managing Editor
Charlotte Cole

Working with September from the beginning, Charlotte is a respected and sought-after structural editor and copyeditor. She began her book publishing life at The Women’s Press in 1994 and went on to become editorial director at Ebury Publishing, where she commissioned and edited over twenty Sunday Times bestsellers. Charlotte is based in Cumbria, and she would love to hear from writers and creatives based in the north of the country.

Marketing Assistant
Kurtis Hetherington

A film graduate from King’s College, London, Kurtis is the latest addition to the September team.