Why Bookshop.org?

We’ve recently updated our website so that all of the links to buy our books point to Bookshop.org. There is a separate link for customers in the UK and those in the USA. Publisher websites linking to retailers can be contentious. There are so many great places that you can buy our books, from our […]

Behind the scenes during COVID-19

I recently emailed our authors to provide an update as best as possible and it seemed a natural step to write this open article. This post is written partly for general interest but also to acknowledge the tremendous effort being put in by our staff in the current circumstances. Trading Position Our sales up until […]

Inspiration from our authors

For some extra inspiration during these times, why not follow our fantastic authors on social media? Here’s a list of some of our inspirational authors who have published with us in recent years. Many of these designers are offering project ideas and downloads during these times. In the list below, the author name links to […]

60 years of David and Charles Publishing

We celebrate 60 years of publishing in 2020 and will be marking the milestone with a number of book trade offers and reader competitions. Our 60th Anniversary Bumper Prize Draw is now live and you can enter here. David and Charles was originally founded on 1st April 1960. Initially a part-time hobby, it grew into a […]

16 Cornerstone Books for all Crafts

Many people are turning to arts and crafts to keep themselves occupied during a period of time at home. We’ve put together this list of essential books for a range of crafts. Each book provides you with everything you need to start a new craft or return to a neglected hobby. Our books are available from […]

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David and Charles: A brief history

This article is an excerpt from the David and Charles Author Guide, a document we share with all our potential authors that explains what it means to work with us and what to expect in the publishing process. David and Charles (D&C) was founded on 1st April 1960. That the founders, David St John Thomas […]

Our charity partner: the WONDER Foundation

We are delighted to announce that we have chosen the WONDER Foundation as a preferred charity partner for a number of upcoming projects. WONDER has a mission to empower women and girls through quality education and access to good work and supports a number of global projects to deliver on this mission. Our contributions will […]

What is Assisted Publishing?

Our Assisted Publishing service allows authors with self-published books to access the same global network that is used for the sales and distribution of all David and Charles books, including international rights sales. Many existing David and Charles authors have a mix of books that have been both commissioned and self-published. This is increasingly common […]

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Christmas 2019 – WONDER Foundation

We would like to wish our authors, customers and business partners a Merry Christmas and very best wishes for 2020. To celebrate Christmas, and in place of sending cards or gifts, we have made a donation to support WONDER Foundation’s partnership with the Ilomba Centre. The Ilomba Rural School runs training courses in Sewing and […]