With Christmas on its way we’re busy writing, signing and posting cards in the office. We sort the cards by mailing destination and, given that we’re a small UK based company, what’s striking is just how big our “Rest of the World” pile is. We therefore thought it might be interesting to share the diverse geographical background of our authors with you.
It’s 10:15am here in Bristol and it’s a bright but cold autumnal Tuesday. It’s funny to think that the day is just coming to an end for our author, David Harrison, in Fiji and is yet to dawn for Christina Higgins in Hawaii. We’ve got authors as far north as Finland and Canada, as far south as the Western Cape, South Africa and Anne-Marie de Meija is right on the equator in Colombia. I’ve had fun putting together this map which shows just a few of the locations mentioned above.
If you click on the map, you can enlarge it and zoom in to read the covers.
Aside from geographical details, it’s also good to see that every continent is represented and our authors certainly aren’t all based in developed English speaking countries. In the past twelve months books, we’ve published books by academics based in Australia, Canada, the Ivory Coast, France, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Belgium, Mozambique, Poland, Ireland, UK, Spain, Denmark, Switzerland, USA, China, Italy and Sweden. Phew! And that’s just a sample of the last 12 months; the list of countries is very long, and growing.
We also work hard to ensure that our books are available for anyone to buy, wherever in the world they are. We have reps working across Asia and regularly agree low price reprints for our titles with publishers in countries such as India. We also sell lots of translation rights, the most recent sale being “Rural Tourism and Sustainable Business” sold for translation into Macedonian and Albanian. Wherever you are based, and whether you’re an author, customer or publisher with a project in mind or question to ask, please do get in touch, we love hearing from you.