Entertaining Ideas

We love a great read about our shared world. About politics, people and places. Claret Press books are page-turners loaded with interesting ideas that percolate below the plotting and leave you enthused, informed and occasionally even a little provoked. And more often, laughing with delight. 


We're London-based and the majority of books are about Britain. But our travelogues take you around the world. So do many of our thrillers. Hearts and minds are opened by our memoirs and novels. 

We also have a YouTube channel where we discuss ideas in books and movies. Check it out for engaging conversations with experts and spirited Q&As. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4jfKyv5wYjxvAjJ0LX8AgQ

New York based Essential AudioBooks has turned seven of our books into audiobooks. Drachenhaus Verlag has published the German translation of Brushstrokes in Time by Sylvia Vetta. Mercuria Press in the USA has republished Sarah Gray's books. Black Tea by Stephen Morris has been shortlisted for a Royal Society of Literature Award. 

We are proud friends with Clapham Publishing Services, which helps authors with their editing and self-publishing needs. For more on Clapham Publishing, check out this delightful little vid.   

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Supporting our work

Whilst Claret Press books are available from all bookshops and major online retailers, buying our books from the following links means we and our authors receive a greater proportion of the sale at no extra cost to you. To read more about how this works and why see the following blog post. You can also donate to us through our ko-fi page which we set up so that you can directly support our work, including our free Zoom events.


Submitting to Claret Press

If you're interested in submitting to Claret Press, send us a cover letter and a 25 page writing sample. Our email address is contact@claretpress.com. We'll try to get back to you in a few weeks.


We don't publish the following: poetry, self help or spiritual, erotica, kiddie books, picture books, art books, cookbooks, academic, educational, textbooks or screeds. We also don't republish self-published books.

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Drachenhaus Verlag
Essential Audiobooks
Finalist for International Book Awards