About us

Welcome to Summersdale!

Founded in 1990, Summersdale is a vibrant publisher that puts its heart and soul into creating exceptional books. We swiftly respond to emerging technology and trends, provide entertaining, informative and innovative content in the genres of travel writing, general non-fiction, health and well-being, and gift and humour. We now produce a diverse range of over 150 titles per year, with a backlist of over 600 titles.

High standards of editing, design and production are essential elements in all of our products, backed up by a dedicated sales and publicity department giving comprehensive worldwide sales coverage. Summersdale’s books are also published digitally as eBooks and audiobooks.

Summersdale was shortlisted for Independent Trade Publisher of the Year at The Bookseller Industry Awards 2015 and we were thrilled to win the IPG Independent Trade Publisher of the Year Award 2014!

Praise for Summersdale

‘Summersdale are one of the most innovative publishers in the UK publishing industry, constantly identifying new trends and producing high-quality books to capitalise on opportunities. As a business, they have a strong sense of fairness and are always efficient and friendly to work with.’

Lewis Dawson, Bookspeed

‘I really enjoy having Summersdale as a supplier. The range of products are of vast interest , with the pricing ideal for our market. The turnaround time of orders, especially in busy periods of the year, cannot be faulted. My point of contact, Sarah Turner, is also highly knowledgeable about the product and nothing seems too much trouble. I would highly recommend this company.’

Dave Hockridge, Present Surprise, Chichester

‘Summersdale catch a glimpse of a bright idea or a great story and turn it into the opportunity to share and sell books – long may they continue!’

Jo West, Blackwell’s Portsmouth