Passionate Storytellers, Equally Passionate About Culture


Upland Avenue Publishing is a hybrid luxury book publisher founded in 2012. We have become revered as one of the most important publishers of travel and music lifestyle books. Through the years we've cultivated relationships with the world's top creatives - helping them to publish sophisticated art books that represent the very best in design and quality through our imprint, GLOSS.


Art books, known to be illustrated and photo books, have become integral to the world of luxury. At GLOSS, we understand the importance of honing distinctive graphic identity with every project. We know it must represent an authentic experience - full of "wish you were here...." moments. Leaving the consumer with a tangible instrument of luxury. 

When considering submitting your book proposal, please be aware that we only publish photo or illustrated books in the following areas: travel and music lifestyle. We NO LONGER publish works of fiction or poetry. A literary agent is not required for submission with us and for all proposals, please click the button below.  



Upland Avenue is distributed to over 39,000 global retail partners—both online and brick-and-mortar. Your book and ebook will be available at retailers both large and small regardless of reading habit, device, or platform. Booksellers and libraries: to order from Upland Avenue, please contact us at with your information and we'll make sure someone is in touch with you.


We are a full-service publisher that handles everything from editing and copyediting, cover design to formatting, printing, marketing, distribution, and base publicity.

We publish large format, lifestyle photobooks in the music genre. Allow our team to stylize and lay out a visual story of your brand that will make the relationship with your followers more personable

"Upland Avenue has been committed to being a change-maker in the publishing industry by providing a mixed platform for authors who are serious about their craft and their brand. We've worked hard to grow the company and to have published some of the most loved books by creative artisans on the market."

- April Sheris, President

Light on Painting