Summersdale Acquired by Octopus Publishing Group


We are delighted to announce that Summersdale has joined the Octopus Publishing Group, the illustrated books division of Hachette UK.

After 27 years of independent publishing, it was important for us to retain our independent, entrepreneurial spirit and distinct personality, and Octopus identified this.  Being part of the second largest publishing group in the UK will allow our lists to flourish and also to achieve even greater scale and reach internationally, whilst we get on with what we do best, producing exceptional books.

It’s business as usual, with all 23 staff remaining in our offices in Chichester, and we look forward to creating many more informative, entertaining and inspiring books in the future.