Impress Books

Crook

An independent publishing house of quality fiction and non-fiction. We've recently become a social enterprise with a particular interest in the voices of the marginalised.

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An independent publishing house of quality fiction and non-fiction. We’ve recently become a social enterprise with a particular interest in the voices of the marginalised.

Impress Books was founded in 2004 as an independent publishing house focusing on previously unpublished writers of non-fiction and fiction.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, and in 2021 became a Social Enterprise, with a particular focus on hearing the voices of society’s marginalised.