Aves Press is a specialist publisher of books and periodicals in zoology (especially in ornithology) — mainly for the dedicated amateur or the professional scientist, and for university and museum libraries.
Andrew Martin is the UK’s second largest privately owned furniture & fabric house (after Designer’s Guild) at the top end of the market. The Andrew Martin Interior Designer of the Year Award was introduced in 1996 and is now established as an annual event. The number of countries that enter increases each year, and the prize is recognised as the ‘Oscars’ of Interior Design. The winner each year is profiled, along with other selected entrants, in the Interior Design Review Book.
Aviator Publishing is a small independent publisher based in Hampshire. Specialising in children’s fiction books, particularly Fantasy/Magical Realism and Mystery/Adventure. We also publish detective novels for adults. Our aim is to give books wings!
Founded in 2007 by Robert and Jane Waterhouse, Baquis Press highlighted work by young Ethiopian artists in two lively educational primers; recorded 50 years of Ethiopia’s leading domestic NGO, inspired by Leonard Cheshire, working with post-polio issues in ‘Steps for Life’; and told the story of journalist Ian Breach’s 1,000 Humanist ceremonies in ‘Singular People’. ‘Their Safe Haven’ expands on Robert Waterhouse’s interest in Hungarian artists which led to ‘Jean-Georges Simon: Hungary to England, an artist’s Odyssey’, published in 2005 by the trust set up to keep Simon’s work intact.
Barefoot Coaching is one of the UK’s leading coaching and coach training companies. Managing Director and master coach Kim Morgan has created a range of Coaching Cards that demystify coaching and make it easy and enjoyable for everyone to adopt coaching questions in their everyday lives.
Billy Hill Family Ltd was established to tell the colourful true story of the family of Billy, Gyp and Justin Hill. In 2008, Justin re-published his fathers Billy Hill’s 1955 memoir, ‘Boss of Britain’s Underworld’. This was followed in 2012 by Justin’s own book, ‘Billy Hill Gyp and Me’.
Wine Appreciation Guild, America’s pioneering wine book publisher, was founded in 1973 in San Francisco during the heady years of the California wine revolution. Reformed in 2014 under Board and Bench Publishing, with the intent of expanding into broader food category and academic publishing, the innovative spirit that launched WAG is at the fore again, in the development of new forms of content delivery and educational materials. Cookbooks, travel handbooks, wine tasting guides, spirits and mixology, history and essays, we have a deep and broad line of food and wine books.
Book Systems Plus was incorporated in 1989, initially providing consultancy to the publishing industry and then quickly moving into book distribution and marketing for small independent publishers both in the UK and overseas.
The British Cartographic Society has promoted maps and mapmaking since it was founded in 1963 and today it is a dynamic organisation of professionals and amateurs united by their enthusiasm for cartography. Our membership comprises international corporations, national mapping organisations, cartographic companies, software producers, libraries, universities, schools, and several hundred individuals.
We are a communications agency committed to creating positive social and environmental change through effective communication that proves that change is profitable, possible and achievable. Our services range from graphic design and creative campaigns to web design and development and communications and sustainability strategy. We are based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Criteria Publishing is a new publisher of literary fiction, poetry, and academic papers, based in Sydney Australia. It is a subsidiary of the long established Social and Market Research company, Criteria Research.
The Crossbill Guides Foundation is a non-profit organisation, which aims to increase public involvement with nature conservation. By producing a series of enthusing and insightful nature guidebooks, the foundation takes ecotourists on a journey to Europe’s most valuable natural areas. The guides present a unique formula that combines practical tourist information with watching birds, plants and wildlife.
Dance Books is the UK’s only company devoted solely to the publishing of books and related materials on dance and human movement. It has been publishing books for more than 40 years.
Dove Publishing Ltd has produced books on cars and motoring since 1994. They include technical histories, biographies and special slip-cased editions of award-winning titles written by editorial director Eric Dymock. His long experience and extensive archives have contributed to the detailed accuracy for which Dove books have established a notable reputation.
Easy On The Eye as a publishing venture emerged after putting together a popular exhibition of album sleeve art at Blackpool Art Gallery. Now Easy On The Eye publish illustrated books centred on post-war popular culture themes, offering detailed well written text and strong visual content to collectors, designers and students. These include record sleeve design, vintage postcards, concert photography and flyers. Easy On The Eye intends to make attention to quality and detail uppermost.
Focalpoint Press publishes books about Political Science and Economics exclusively recommended and financed by the London Japan Institute, an independent think tank. Its first title On the Theory of Chinese Ideology by Tony Kosuge on the fault lines in the East Asian political systems was published in hardback in 2012.
Function Books is the publishing arm of independent record label Function Records. The imprint was set up in 2012 and the first publication Over The Border- The Other East End by Neil Fraser came out in August 2012.
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Gatehouse is an international travel and lifestyle publishing house based in Singapore. For over a decade, our boutique series The HUNT Guides (thehuntguides.com) has offered readers insight into exceptional eating and shopping experiences in each city. With deep roots in travel and publishing, Gatehouse is able to deliver bespoke creative solutions for the lifestyle, culture, travel and luxury industries as well as provide custom content solutions to the world’s most unique brands.
Holcombe Press is an exciting and innovative independent micro publisher run by book lovers, our interests are eclectic and our aim is to introduce captivating new writing talent to the readers of the world. We publish across all genres in both fiction and non-fiction. Our strategy is one of quality not quantity, to produce the best with the resources we have.
“Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book.” – Stéphane Mallarmé
Honeyglen Publishing, founded in 1983 is a small publishing house. They publish titles on history, philosophy of history, biography and selective fiction. These include The Soul of China, Women & Power in History, A Child of the Century and Vladimir The Russian Viking; some of which will be published as e-books in the near future.
IndieBooks is an independent publisher committed to producing books that are a pleasure to own and to give. As an artisan publisher, we try and find the best ingredients, from the finest writers and illustrators right through to the care taken with editing and design and printing. We want our readers and authors to have the reassurance that every book we publish is produced to the highest standards.
Publishers of Malt Whisky Yearbook, the authoritative book that whisky enthusiasts worldwide look forward to each autumn. Now in its seventh edition, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2012 is as much an essential reference guide as a book to read for pleasure.
Publishers of Ethiopia – Traveller’s Handbook, Meru Publishing specialises in publishing books about Ethiopia. Meru Publishing aids authors in the process of publishing their works from initial manuscript through design and printing to distribution, marketing and sales.
Motor Racing Publications Ltd is a specialist publisher of books on motor sport and classic and high-performance road cars. Whenever possible subjects are chosen for their long shelf life and a number of MRP books have achieved ‘classic’ status and become award winners. Recently the emphasis has been on autobiographies of significant motor racing personalities.
Founded in 1999, Oxbridge Applications is an independent, research-based education consultancy, providing students, parents and teachers with subject-focused support and advice on applying to Oxford and Cambridge. To date, we have supported over 55,000 students with their applications, in the UK and abroad, as well as over 300 schools. We publish the compendium of applying to Oxbridge: So you want to go to Oxbridge…Tell me about a banana and a textbook to help students with the TSA: Think You Can Think?
“Throughout our working relationship Vine House has proved quick to respond to our queries, friendly and reliable.”
Oval Publishing and Bearmondsey Publishing are long-standing clients of Vine House – and probably among the smallest. They are vehicles for publishing two cricket-themed novels A Tale of Ten Wickets and The Network by author, journalist and former Mastermind finalist Richard Heller, and a children’s book called Membear Of Parliament about the first teddy bear to become an MP.
“Vine House has always been a pleasure to deal with. My books do not generate them (or me) a great deal of income, but they have always taken as much care over them, in promotion and distribution, as if they were a long-lost Harry Potter.”
Psychology News is a film and TV production company as well as a publisher. Our multi media empire operates from the living room of David Cohen who founded the company in 1979 in his kitchen. He has written 36 books including the best seller Diana Death of a Goddess (Century) and Psychologists on Psychology (Routledge) and made 100 TV programmes as well as feature films including The Pleasure Principle starring Peter Firth and Dead Cool starring Roseanna Arquette. Our policy is one that only a small press can manage today. We publish what appeals to our taste and books we think deserve to get out there in the crowded, competitive marketplace.
Taking as its inspiration the character Puck from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Puck Books is a publishing house dedicated to books about theatre. We publish fiction and non-fiction, including the very successful humorous backstage novels of Davina Elliott and Mary Hasbury’s handbook for drama groups.
“Getting the distribution right is key in publishing, and we feel very fortunate in having the services of Vine House Distribution. The support has always been great and just a phone call away. As a small publisher their help has been invaluable.”
The RD & AS Shepherd Partnership has published several books by David Shepherd C.B.E.. David Shepherd is internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading wildlife artists, though he is renowned for his landscape paintings and his portraits as well as his wildlife paintings. David Shepherd is a passionate conservationist and since its inception the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation has given away over £7.7million in grants to save critically endangered mammals in their wild habitat and benefit the local people who share their environment.
Saxon Books is a small publishing company specialising in war poetry and international affairs. Anthologies of First World War poetry, Minds at War and Out in the Dark have been particularly successful. The latest anthology is Falklands War Poetry. The company’s website is top of search engine lists for ‘war poetry’.
“For twelve years Vine House Distribution Ltd has given Saxon Books courteous, friendly, efficient service.”
Publisher specialising in cartoon-illustrated humour books, including gift books for specific occasions such as birthdays, marriage, pregnancy, new babies etc.
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“Vine House have provided us with an efficient and valuable sales and distribution service since 1996.”
A dynamic independent press based in Edinburgh with two imprints, Stone Cold Fox Press and Skiddaw Books covering all the major genres and an impressive author list including Lesley Glaister and Dawn Finch.
Superbrands was founded in London in 1995 and is now a global business operating in over 50 countries worldwide. They commission independent research to identify the UK’s leading brands. Their league tables are based on the opinions of experts, professionals and thousands of British consumers and are published annually. Those brands attaining the Superbrands or Coolbrands status have entries included in the corresponding publication, either Superbrands Annual or Coolbrands.
A Garden and Three Houses is the trust’s only publication. It tells the story of the garden and buildings the trust was formed to preserve and protect. The book handled by Vine House is a reprint following the original published in 1999 having sold out.
Umbria Press is a small publisher, specialising in books of biography, current affairs and the alternative culture, with about six new books each year. They are carefully selected. The biggest success to date is The Final Curtsey by Margaret Rhodes, a Royal memoir, which has sold nearly 30,000 copies.
White on Black Publishing is an independent Kent based media company helping new and up-and-coming authors and artists to transform ideas and projects into reality. It currently specialises in producing an A6 series of quality hardback books in the “Tea Card” genre comprising narratives on specific subjects with full colour portraits to match.
Whittet Books, founded about 50 years ago, is an independent publisher of natural history, wildlife and equine books. Best known for its popular series of monographs on British mammals and bird species, Whittet Books has also published for the charities People’s Trust for Endangered Species, The Tree Register and The Donkey Sanctuary.
Windrush Publishing Services is a small independent publisher based in the Cotswolds, specialising in literary biography, art history and matters of local interest. Its two directors are Geoffrey Smith the author of 100 Best Paintings in London and 100 Best Paintings in New York, and co-author with his fellow director, Victoria Huxley, of World Heritage Sites of Great Britain and Ireland.
Jane Austen & Adlestrop is their lead title for Spring 2013.
The World Snowboard Guide was started in 1996 and has been published by WSG Media since 2004. Their ethos has always remained the same: the role of the company is not only to provide the most up to date and informative product as possible, but to try and inspire you to get out there and enjoy it for yourself. Their latest title is award-winning Snow-search Japan.