In July 1985 Michael O’Mara Books published its first book. At that time the firm’s only two employees were Mr. and Mrs. O’Mara and the offices were the spare bedroom of their semi-detached Clapham house, it was, quite literally, a Mom and Pop business.
As an independent publisher, we depend on the passion and creativity of our employees, illustrators and authors. Every day we prove ourselves to be resourceful, imaginative with our ideas and supportive in our relationships – what we have achieved is testament to the potential of independent publishers everywhere.
We celebrate our people and creativity; we cultivate a reputation that is not only trend-led and nimble, but also strategic, passionate and creative; and we consistently prove ourselves to be a powerful commercial force in the United Kingdom and around the world.