Sheldrake Press are independent non-fiction publishers. Under our founder, Simon Rigge, a partwork and series book editor by background and a bit of an idealist by inclination, we have built up a reputation for original, meticulously finished and attractively illustrated books.
An editorially led company, we aim to inform, entertain and persuade our readers. All our books contain a lot of text. Probably more time and money is spent on text than anything else, so you can be confident that what you read has been carefully researched, checked, edited and proof-read. Whenever you open a book, you should find your interest aroused and held. With luck, you will also be amused or inspired.
Many of our books have a campaigning edge. The Railway Heritage of Britain is intended to draw attention to the wealth of architecture and civil engineering works left to us by I. K. Brunel and his peers, and to encourage their preservation. The Victorian House Book sets out to prevent the architectural heritage of the Victorian era from being lost, and to promote greater awareness of sympathetic restoration techniques. The Wild Guides aim to describe the natural world and engender a respect for its intricate web of interdependencies on which we all rely for our survival.
Sheldrake Press started as book packagers, producing titles for other publishers in the UK, US and Europe. Since 1991 we have been publishing under our own imprint in the UK. International co-edition publishing remains a major part of our business. Past and present customers include Rizzoli International Publications, Stewart Tabori Chang and Interlink Books in the United States, Firefly Books in Canada, Editions du Chêne in France, Calderini in Italy, George Westermann and Meisinger Verlag in Germany, Cantecleer in Holland and Nova Forlag in Norway.