Unbound (publisher)

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Parent companyUnited Authors Publishing Ltd.
Founded9 June 2010 (2010-06-09)
FounderJustin Pollard, John Mitchinson, Dan Kieran
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationLondon, N1
Publication typesBooks
Official websitewww.unbound.com

Unbound, the online trading name of United Authors Publishing Ltd, is a privately held international crowdfunded publishing company.[1][2] It is based in London, UK. The company was founded by John Mitchinson, director of research for the British panel game QI; Justin Pollard, historian and QI researcher; and author Dan Kieran.[3][4]

In March 2021 they announced a crowdfunder for 42: the wildly improbable ideas of Douglas Adams, a book based on Douglas Adams' papers, edited by Kevin Jon Davies.[5]

Selected authors[edit]

The following authors were on the original launch list:


  1. ^ Skidelsky, William (18 December 2011). "21st-century publishing builds on a healthy radical tradition". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ Williams, Charlotte (3 June 2011). "Unbound aims for 40 books in year one". The Bookseller. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  3. ^ a b Barnett, Emma (20 May 2011). "Hay Festival 2011: New site Unbound gives readers the power of publishing". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  4. ^ "Company Information". Unbound. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  5. ^ Brown, Mark (22 March 2021). "Douglas Adams' note to self reveals author found writing torture". the Guardian. Retrieved 22 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Publishing: Terry Jones advocates online book publishing". BBC News. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  7. ^ Katie Scott, "Monty Python's Terry Jones crowdsources funding for book", Wired, 5 August 11.

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