HERMES HOUSE and PEONY PRESS are the Anness Publishing. imprints for non-trade sales, promotional sales and customised publishing for major customers. Hermes House is the imprint for books, and Peony Press is the imprint for our inspired collection of classic social stationery.
Anness Publishing was founded in 1988 and we are now one of the largest independent book publishers in the UK. After 25 years we have sold in excess of 222,000,000 books, publishing titles on subjects ranging from cooking and crafts to gardening, new age, reference, hobbies and transport as well as a lively and successful list of pre-school activity and home study reference books for children.
The linking theme is that all the books are expertly and meticulously produced by one of the most experienced editorial teams in Britain, and every title in the programme is illustrated with high-quality colour photographs and artworks. For practical subjects the techniques, projects and recipes are always shown with step-by-step photography which we specially produce in-house.
We have five thriving brands under which our books and materials are marketed:
LORENZ BOOKS is our trade sales imprint for hardback non-fiction titles and is celebrating its 20th year in 2013, during which a backlist of over 4,500 titles has been created. Lorenz has justifiably forged a reputation as one of the foremost imprints in illustrated publishing worldwide, with award-winning titles that cover the widest range of practical and reference subjects. It includes the prestigious imprint AQUAMARINE, which publishes lifestyle, gardening and cooking titles.
SOUTHWATER is our trade paperback imprint, renowned for its extremely competitive pricing policy, fantastic packaging and quality, and the depth of its programme.
PEONY PRESS is our gift stationery imprint, promoting floral and fine-art gift cards, notebooks, photo albums, organisers, calendars and jigsaws.
ARMADILLO is our trade imprint for illustrated children's fiction and non-fiction titles. We publish a wide range of traditional children's story books, pre-school and novelty books, as well as a highly illustrated programme of titles in the areas of science, history and natural history.
PRACTICAL PICTURES is the photo-library of over 400,000 images we have generated in the process of developing our 6,000 titles in the past 25 years. It comprises over 160,000 pictures of food, cooking techniques, ingredients and finished recipes; over 50,000 pictures of gardening techniques, outdoor projects, garden plants and tools; and tens of thousands of images covering mind, body & spirit; crafts of all kinds; animals & pets; children's projects; health; well-being; natural history, and much more.
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Anness Publishing Ltd
VAT Number 872 7688 67
Registered office Anness Publishing Ltd - Book Trade Services, Blaby Road, Wigston, Leicester, LE18 4SE
Registered in England Number 2375310