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Sandstone Press was founded in 2002 by Robert Davidson. Based in Scotland, it is the most northerly publishing house of its type in Britain.

Sandstone Press publishes a variety of genres and has won or been shortlisted for many literary prizes cluding the Man Booker, Commonwealth, Arthur C Clarke, Creative Scotland, Green Carnation, Saltire Society, Petrona, Sunday Times Barry Ronge Fiction Prize (SA), Bill Rollinson Prize for Landscape and Tradition, Boardman Tasker, Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, Not the Booker, and Desmond Elliott Awards.

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Scarlet Voyage is a young adult fiction imprint dedicated to providing original stories with a strong voice and an independent spirit. From literary to contemporary romance to crime thriller—across all genres—its books embody the passion for authentic and compelling stories that reflect and explore the lives of young adults. The first list launching in 2014 featured debut YA authors and novels in translation.

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Scribe has been operating as a wholly independent trade-publishing house for more than 35 years.

What started off in 1976 as a desire on publisher Henry Rosenbloom’s part to publish ‘serious non-fiction’ as a one-man band has turned into a multi-award-winning company with over a dozen staff members in two locations — Melbourne, Australia and London, England — and scouts in New York and London. Scribe publishes over 50 non-fiction and fiction titles annually in Australia and about 40 in the United Kingdom.

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This London and Calcutta based publishing house was established nearly thirty years ago and is part of the Seagull Art Foundation which seeks to promote theatre, cinema and art through various projects and publications in cooperation with other cultural institutions.

Alongside specific series, German and French books also feature in its range. A part of these translations is made possible by support programmes, such as the translation grant programme offered by the Goethe-Institut. The publications distinguish themselves through elaborate cover designs displaying Seagull´s interest and investment in the realm of art.

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SelfMadeHero is a small independent publisher based in London. It was founded in 2007 by Emma Hayley and specialises in comics and graphic novels in particular.

In addition to monographs such as short stories or giftbooks, it publishes several series such as Eye Clasics and Manga Shakespeare. In 2009 the publishing programme for crime fiction and biographical comics series was expanded. The new series Graphic Freud is planned for 2011.

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Pete Ayrton founded Serpent’s Tail in 1986 in order to introduce British readers to risk-taking world literature no one else in the UK was publishing. The list quickly established a reputation for fearlessness, and for discovering an eclectic range of ground-breaking fiction and non-fiction, launching the careers of writers such as David Peace, Michel Houellebecq and Colm Tóibín and turning transgressive, dangerous books such as Catherine Millet’s The Sexual Life of Catherine M and Lionel Shriver’s We Need To Talk About Kevin into bestsellers.

After two decades of total autonomy, in 2007 Serpent’s Tail joined the independent publisher Profile Books, where it continues as an imprint that celebrates originality.

Serpent’s Tail publishes books that it thinks matter, whether they are literary novels or crime fiction, works in translation or non-fiction books on contemporary culture and politics.Over the years they have published winners of the Nobel and Orange prizes, Booker and Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, shortlisted novels, and several bestsellers and classics.

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Simon & Schuster UK is one of the leading general book publishing companies in the UK. The group is based in London with sister companies in Australia, India, Canada and the United States. Within the UK division, there are three imprints: Simon & Schuster; Simon & Schuster Illustrated and Simon & Schuster Children's Books, which publish a wide and eclectic mix of authors ranging across commercial fiction, literary fiction, general non-fiction, and children's publications.

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One of the most dynamic and successful commercial imprints in the UK, Sphere aims to publish the highest-quality popular fiction and nonfiction, including thrillers, women's fiction, general fiction, and celebrity titles. Sphere is an imprint of Little, Brown.

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Springer is currently one of the biggest publishing houses for specialised literature with branches in Asia, America and Europe. Its story dates back to the mid 19th century when 25 year old Julius Springer opened a book shop in Berlin.

The publication of highly demanded scientific and most of all technical literature in the age of the industrial revolution played a significant role in the publisher’s success. By creating further international branches and cooperating with renowned magazine editors it managed to broaden its activity. It specialises in the fields of technology, science, medicine, economics, architecture and transport.

Springer publishes around 2000 specialised magazines and 6500 books a year, 90 percent of which are in English, and with over 45000 e-books electronic media also makes up an important part of its range.

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St. Martin’s Press was founded in 1952 by British publisher Macmillan, based in St. Martin’s Lane, London.

Towards the end of the 90s it was bought up by the German publishing group Holtzbrinck. St. Martin’s Press is now based in New York and, along with several imprints, it belongs to one of the biggest American publishers. It publishes a total of around 700 titles a year, most of which are paperback editions. It has published names such as Dan Brown, Cathy Scott, Julian Fellows and Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez among others.

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Stanford University Press was founded in 1892 as part of the newly established university and in 1999 it became a division of Stanford University Libraries.

The press is “committed to the publication of works of scholarship that both extend and challenge prevailing views in the academy and society, and thereby explain and illuminate the human condition". In keeping with this mission statement SUP seeks to publish material that supports research in as diverse a way as possible, for example by including highly specialised research topics or major foreign language titles in translation.

The majority of publications are works relating to the humanities and social sciences. Translations account for about 12 per cent of the scholarly output.

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Thames & Hudson was founded in 1949 by Walter and Eva Neurath. Their mission for the company was to create a ‘museum without walls’ by publishing books which made art accessible and affordable to a broad and non-specialist reading public.

To capture the essence of this international concept the company name united the names of the rivers flowing through London and New York. With its headquarters in London, Thames & Hudson has sister companies based in New York and Paris and subsidiary companies in Melbourne, Hong Kong and Singapore. Thames & Hudson publishes approximately 180 new titles each year on art, photography, architecture, graphics, three-dimensional design, gardens, fashion and textiles, archaeology, history, travel, lifestyle and interiors, and popular culture.

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Thames River Press is an imprint of Wimbledon Publishing Company and is based in London. Thames River Press has four main divisions focusing on fiction, non-fiction, literature from the past and bilingual editions.

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Founded in 1977, The Sheep Meadow Press is a nonprofit press dedicated to publishing poetry and belles-lettres. Sheep Meadow is attracted to poets of great merit who for one reason or another have been turned away from commercial publishers. Meadow Press books are distributed by The University Press of New England.

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University of Iceland Press is part of the university which was founded in 1911 in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. The publishing house focuses on course-related subjects as well as Icelandic society and cultural history.

Icelandic authors feature alongside translated works, which make up a relatively small part of the publishing house’s range. The University of Iceland Press prides itself in offering books produced to high standards of quality.

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Founded in 1901, University of Toronto Press (UTP) is Canada's leading scholarly publisher and one of the largest university presses in North America.

UTP publishes approximately 200 new scholarly, course, reference, and general-interest books each year.In partnership with the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Press launched Rotman-UTP Publishing in October 2008, a new imprint devoted to publishing actionable business information of exceptional quality.

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The University of Virginia Press was founded in 1963 to advance the intellectual interests not only of the University of Virginia, but of institutions of higher education throughout the United States.

The UVaP editorial programme focuses primarily on the humanities and social sciences with a particular concentration on American history, African American studies, southern studies, literature, eco-criticism, and regional books. Scholarly works on early modern German history are íncluded in UVaP's publishing programme.

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Vagabond Voices is a relatively new Scottish publisher based in Glasgow. Its publishing programme focuses on English and translated literature, as well as polemical works.

Through its translations the publisher underscores its aim of making European literature accessible to a wider public. To date it has been mainly Italian works which have been translated, but translations from other languages are also in the pipeline. Stillness of the Sea by the German writer Nicol Ljubić was a recent translation published by Vagabond Voices.

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Vintage was created in 1990 in the UK in order to publish paperback editions of fiction and non-fiction titles which had previously been hardbacks published by the imprints of the Random House Group. In 2007 the list expanded to include Vintage Classics.

This meant that great pre-20th Century writers, such as Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, and Henry James, were published alongside contemporary writers such as Philip Roth, Ian McEwan and Martin Amis. This move was in keeping with Vintage’s ambition to bring the best writers of yesterday, today and tomorrow to as wide a readership as possible.

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The first books bearing the Weidenfeld & Nicolson name were published in November 1949.

However the firm's origins go back to 1944 when George Weidenfeld – a refugee from Austria just before the Second World War – formed Contact Publications, primarily to publish a magazine called Contact and a small number of books.

In 1947 he was joined by Nigel Nicolson, who had just completed his military service, and the creation of the publishing house of Weidenfeld & Nicolson followed soon after. The emphasis on history and biography was evident from the beginning. A distinguished fiction list was developed in the 1950s. Today the publications list of Weidenfeld & Nicolson includes books by the German language writer Saša Stanišić.

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The Wiley publishing house was named after its founder, Charles Wiley. In 1807, at the age of 25, he opened a printer’s shop in Manhattan where he started printing and editing law books. In the following decades, the publishing house, by now in the firm grasp of the Wiley family, broadened its spectrum and began publishing American literature and European authors such as Herman Melville, Edgar Allan Poe and Hans Christian Andersen.

However, the industrial revolution changed the publishing house’s trajectory and, from the 1860’s onwards, it specialized in science and technology. Other topics such as mechanics, architecture, physics and chemistry have also left their mark on the publishing house’s profile and are still featured to this day. Since adopting this strategy, Wiley has been one of the leading publishers, especially in the fields of natural and social science, with branches in Asia and Europe. It further expanded its scope of activity through the acquisition of several publishers, such as Blackwell Publishing.

Modern technology enabled Wiley to develop offers in previously unseen forms such as the `Wiley Online Library´, a wide-ranging platform giving access to magazines, monographs, reference works, articles, audio-visual documents and databases. Several Nobel Prize winners from the fields of literature, medicine, economics, physics and chemistry feature among the 450 authors whose works are published by Wiley and its subcompanies. The publishing house is now based in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Wilkins Farago has been a small, privately-owned book publishing company in Melbourne, Australia since 1998. In recent years, the publisher has developed a reputation for publishing acclaimed and award-winning children's picture books from around the world, many of them translated into English for the first time.

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Yale University Press was founded in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1908 and established a distribution branch in London in 1961.

Yale is the only American publisher which markets its books all around the world; via Europe to Asia, Africa, the Middle East, China, Australia and New Zealand; and to America and Japan via its head quarters in New Haven. Through its close cooperation with the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art throughout the 70s and 80s, the London branch has earned itself an outstanding reputation in historical and architectural publications.

Since then the range of publications has been expanded to include history, biographies, politics, music, religion, literature and current affairs. Many Yale publications have received a wide range of awards, such as the National Book Award, the Warwick Prize for Writing, the Pullitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Cricle Award, the Wolfson History Prize and the Longman History Today award. All new publications, save for the art section, are simultaneously released as E-Books, while the rest of the existing range is being digitalised.

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Zone Books is an independent nonprofit publishing house founded in 1985. The publisher of a select list of titles in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, Zone Books is committed to original English-language texts as well as to the translation of significant works by contemporary authors. Zone Books are distributed by MIT Press.

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