An independent publishing house committed to championing the brightest talent with a small but passionate team, dedicated to producing beautiful books and high calibre writing that makes a difference.

Impress Books specialises in discovering and nurturing fresh voices in crime, historical and literary fiction. Historically, we’ve focused on new writers. We still love to nurture new talent, but we’re looking to increase the number of titles we publish where we hear the voices from or about the marginalised in society.

Impress Books was founded in 2004 as an independent publishing house focusing on previously unpublished writers of non-fiction and fiction.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.

We run the Impress Prize for New Writers, currently in its 15th year.

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50 Cambuslang Road,
Glasgow G32 8NB