David and Charles

Call for Submissions: Wellbeing Books

We have been delighted to welcome a new member to the team this week, with Lizzie Kaye joining us as a commissioning editor for our emerging wellbeing publishing list. Lizzie is a former commissioning editor at Unbound, where she published illustrated titles and graphic novels with a focus on market trends. In June 2020, she […]

Independent Publishing Awards Winner

Independent Publishing Awards: Winners!

We were recently announced as winners at the 2021 Independent Publishing Awards, in the category of Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year. These awards are independently judged and we were up against some tough opposition. As you can imagine, we are delighted! This recognition extends to everyone who works with us; our authors, distributors, agents, […]

Coming Soon: Bookmarked – The Creative Books Hub

We’re excited to be announcing the upcoming launch of a new website and online community for readers of art and craft books, Bookmarked – The Creative Books Hub. This is a project we are jointly working on with Search Press. You can download the joint Press Release here. Set for launch in Spring 2021, the […]

Thank-you for your support

I want to take a moment to thank our customers, suppliers, freelancers, business partners, authors, staff, and the many supportive friends of our company. 2020 began with the optimism and excitement of the first full year trading as an independent company while celebrating the 60th anniversary of the David and Charles name. The COVID pandemic […]

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 […]