FAQ

 

Where can I buy DLT books?

Firstly, on this website, where we offer a number of special offers. DLT books are also available from all good Christian bookshops, many General bookshops and from online retailers. If your local bookshop does not have what you want in stock, they should be able to order it for you.

If none of these options is working for you, simply contact our distributors Norwich Books & Music via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 01603 785 925 or fax on 01603 785 915, stating the title, author, ISBN and quantity of the book you'd like to buy, as well as your contact name, address and telephone number.

 

I am a retailer. How can I order books?

If you are a UK or Irish retailer wishing to order our books and Bibles, please contact our sales representatives SPCK, via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone: + 44 (0) 20 7592 3900.

Our distributor Norwich Books & Music can be contacted directly via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 01603 785 925 or fax 01603 785 915.

 

What kind of books do DLT publish?

We publish a wide-ranging list of books that include biography, spirituality, theology, wellbeing, contemporary issues, fiction and humour, and we also publish the Jerusalem Bible, and its revised and updated successor, the New Jerusalem Bible – two of the most clear, accurate and distinguished modern English translations of the Bible.

Our books are written by, and for, people of all faiths and none. We believe that spirituality and faith are important to all people, of all backgrounds, and that the wisdom of any one culture or tradition can inform and nourish another. All our books are intended to help people – to better understand themselves, to better understand God, faith and religion, and to better understand our relationships with other people. We aim to be creative, sometimes provocative, so our books are most likely to be appreciated by people who like to engage and be challenged. For more information on DLT, go to the 'About Us' page.

 

Is DLT a Catholic publisher?

DLT is sometimes thought of as a Catholic publisher because we have, historically, published books by a number of high-profile Catholic writers, as well as the Jerusalem Bible and New Jerusalem Bible which are used widely in the Catholic Church. We have also been known for some very good books from Orthodox, Celtic and ‘emergent’ traditions – a rich mix of these books comprises our backlist.

Today, our books come from many different worldviews and traditions, but they all share a relish for opening up argument and debate, and a desire to reach people and to learn from them, not to exclude them.

The company is owned and run by a team of people from a range of different backgrounds – we are not exclusively ‘Catholic’, ‘Anglican’, ‘liberal’ or ‘conservative’. We prefer not to work under any defining label, and that includes ‘religious’. For more information on DLT, go to the 'About Us' page.

 

Is DLT connected to the Longmans publishing group?

No, Darton, Longman and Todd is a common-ownership publishing company and has no direct connection with Longman, which is an imprint of the Pearson group. One of the founders of our company, Michael Longman, was a member of the publishing Longman family. He, Tim Darton, John Todd and Liz Russell founded DLT as a brand new, independent company in 1959. For more information on DLT, go to the 'About Us' page.

 

Do you offer any resources for reading groups?

Many of our books are designed for use as group resources, particularly our Lent titles. If your reading or parish group would like to use a DLT book we would be happy to supply further information or resources, including published reviews, synopsis and content details, and information on the author. We may also be able to pass on your group questions and comments directly to the author. If you'd like to know more about what DLT can offer in terms of book resources, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

How do I find out if a book I want is still in print?

We do our best to make sure that information on our books is kept up to date. Therefore, only books that are in print should feature on this website and in our catalogues.

 

How can I contact an author?

Some of our authors have links to their own websites and can be contacted by e-mail. If the author you wish to contact does not have their own personal website, please contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

How can I arrange a book or author event?

We always welcome the chance to launch a book or organise author workshops and conferences in bookshops or at exhibitions. If you have an idea for an event please contact Marketing and Publicity Director, Will Parkes on 020 8875 2811 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. While we have a limited budget for events, we can sometimes organise the production and distribution of invitations and fliers, create show-cards and posters, provide refreshments and, where possible, involve authors.

 

I am a journalist. How can I get an advance or review copy of a book?

Please contact our Marketing and Publicity Director, on 020 8875 2811, or at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We will be able to add you to our press database so that all advance information on our books is sent directly to you every month.

 

Who do I contact about inspection copies if I am an academic considering using a DLT book in one of my courses?

For more information on our academic books, to join our academic mailing list, or to request an inspection copy of a particular title, please contact our Marketing and Publicity Director Will Parkes on 020 8875 2811 or at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

How do I submit a manuscript or book proposal?

We receive several manuscripts and proposals for consideration each week and, over the years, a small number of our successful books have been published in response to an unsolicited submission. If you wish to have a proposal or a finished manuscript considered for publication by DLT please read our Submission guidelines.

 

There's a problem with your website. Who should I contact?

Please contact Will Parkes on 020 8875 2811 or at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We will be happy to solve any difficulties you may be experiencing.