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 […]

What is RSN Online Courses?

RSN Online Courses, or Royal School of Needlework Online Courses, is a partnership between David and Charles and the Royal School of Needlework to deliver distance learning courses online. From the website rsnonlinecourses.com, you can enrol in hand embroidery tuition provided by qualified Royal School of Needlework tutors. Courses are taken in your own home […]

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New David and Charles at 100 Days

This post is a summary of an email sent by James Woollam, Managing Director, to all David and Charles authors this week. We completed the management buyout of the former F&W Media International books business just over 100 days ago. In that time there has been much work completed on transitioning the business and it […]

Dover Publications and David and Charles

Dover Publications have appointed David and Charles as exclusive distributors of Dover books for UK and Ireland and non-exclusive distributors across Europe. Sales and Marketing of the Dover list will be handled in house by the David and Charles team, with all fulfillment through GBS. The new deal replaces a previous agreement between Dover Publications […]