The company was set up by Jessica Cuthbert-Smith in 2003 after fifteen years of in-house experience with various book publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Manchester University Press, Kingfisher and Pickering & Chatto.

Steve Williamson joined the company in 2007; a background in engineering/science and computing skills helped him develop the e-book capability of the company.

Between us, we have over forty years’ experience in the publishing industry, working for a number of mainstream and academic publishers, including:

  • Pan Macmillan
  • Boydell & Brewer
  • Watkins 
  • The History Press
  • Manchester University Press
  • British Library
  • Trigger
  • Bodleian Library
  • Greenhill
  • Pen & Sword
  • I.B. Tauris
We have extensive experience in fiction and non-fiction books, ranging from trade titles to multi-volume academic editions. 

Subject areas we cover include:

  • History
  • Science fiction
  • Military history
  • Fantasy
  • Social sciences
  • Literary fiction
  • Wellbeing/mind–body–spirit
  • Politics
  • Media studies
  • Engineering 
  • Science