The Publisher's Story
Sri Serendipity Publishing is about difference; different styles and kinds of writing, and making a difference with writing. Our radar is always probing for new writers or individuals with powerful stories who can put a few words together. Written in your own blood or on a newspaper over the obituary of some poor soul, it doesn’t matter. Manage to titillate the tastes and persuade our board of ‘deciders’ and you’ve landed yourself a book deal with the most daring, outrageously exciting publishing house around.
From a young age Juliet Coombe has refused to follow the rules. Instead she has carved out her own unique set of principles. She continues to have a prolific career in international media and photojournalism, which began with a degree in Film media at the University of Westminster, which sponsored her Masters in Media Studies. She has worked as an international photojournalist, managed a team at News Limited, Australia, established the travel magazine Get Lost, which is her motto when people tell her things can’t be done.
But perhaps her biggest gift is her skill for photography. In this field she really is internationally renowned winning the Travel Photographer of the Year in Australia and the UK, the only woman to ever achieve this. Her unique style means that her photos are constantly used and re-used by worldwide brands such as BBC Lonely Planet and Getty Images, who manage her work. Her photographs have appeared in magazines ranging from Geographical to The Independent.
She is known for her energy, enthusiasm, her ability to inspire and to give new raw talent a chance to become amazingly successful. One top Sri Lankan artist described her as a “fireball warrior”. Becoming a mother has given her an even wider perspective on life and a determination to make a difference in publishing and create new opportunities across media. She believes in the importance of taking her two young sons on her travels with her.
What we want
Sri Serendipity Publishing House is interested in inspiring provocative and experimental writing and welcomes proposals whether on a bit of old newspaper or sent in via the net. The only criteria is that we want writing that our board will not be able to put down, because it is such a gripping read. We have absolutely no intention of turning down any J.K. Rowlings. If you send a proposal in we will look at it personally and please feel free to call us.
What makes this a unique publishing company is that we think globally and act locally. Being situated in Galle Fort, Sri Lanka, quite literally in the middle of the world makes this possible. As a merchant city with a working port we have access to anywhere in the world for global distribution.
Our aim is to change publishing into a more face to face business that is accessible to everyone and as a result we are creating a reading room for anyone to come and look at our books, enjoy our library collected over several generations and pitch proposals. We are always happy to see people at 60 Leyn Baan Street, a thoroughfare where people have been exchanging goods and knowledge for over four-hundred-years.