About Lotus Publishing
Lotus Publishing has been publishing high-quality paperback books for almost eight years. Founded in 2003 by Jonathan Hutchings and author Chris Jarmey, we operate out of an office at the foot of the beautiful South Downs, in between Chichester and Emsworth, on the West Sussex/Hampshire border. However, we have an international presence due to an excellent relationship with North Atlantic Books (www.northatlanticbooks.com), our co-publisher in the USA, and are distributed in North America by the Random House Group (www.randomhouse.com). Most of the books that we publish are co-published with North Atlantic, but we have recently set up an arrangement with the Cardinal Publishing Group (cardinalpub.com) in the USA for books that fall outside the remit of North Atlantic.
We create each book from scratch, often starting with only an idea, and do all aspects of book production in-house – editing, design, and the beautiful illustrations, with the help of a talented team of freelancers, with many sourced locally. We seem to spend an impossible amount of time with each book, managing only three, or at most four, a year. As a result, we have to be very selective about what we publish, ensuring that we fully understand the market for each; however, this means that our books have a very long shelf life.
We publish books we believe in. They grow naturally out of our interests, and we do all we can to get the final product to our customers, with the highest standards of production, but at the lowest price possible.
Because the books are aimed at the student/early practitioner market, there are attractive discounts available to schools/colleges that would find the books useful to sell to students, or to use as part of a package available to students (e.g. the cost of a book could be included in the course fee). A number of health and fitness training schools internationally have already started buying direct, at discounted prices, so don’t miss out. For details, please contact the Lotus Publishing head office in the UK, and North Atlantic Books in the USA.
Sadly, Chris Jarmey died in November 2008. Despite this, the company continues to flourish, with several books planned over the coming months.