An independent publishing house committed to championing the brightest new talent with a small but passionate team, dedicated to their authors, producing beautiful books and high calibre writing.
Impress Books specialises in discovering and nurturing fresh voices in crime, historical and literary fiction. We run the Impress Prize for New Writers, currently in its 11th year and supported by big names in the publishing industry with a carefully selected panel of authors, journalists, bloggers and agents.
Impress Books was founded in 2004 as an independent publishing house focusing on previously unpublished writers of non-fiction and fiction. Our non-fiction list was launched with Being Luis in June 2005 and has continued to flourish with the addition of titles such as The Russian Countess: Escaping Revolutionary Russia and Of Sirens and Centaurs. We moved into publishing fiction in 2006 with 100 Ways to Improve the World.
In 2019, we were acquired by Aelurus Publishing, a publisher of Fantasy and Science Fiction. We have remained distinct imprints, however.