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About Us

About Trafalgar Square Publishing

Trafalgar Square, London
No, we don’t actually work here.

The Trafalgar Square Publishing (TSP) distribution program sells books from almost all of the major UK publishing houses—and from several major Australian houses as well—into the US and Canadian markets.

We have books to suit any interest across all genres. You can read a romance novel, learn how to prepare kimchi or grow a garden in your apartment, discover the stories behind the female spies of WWII and so much more!

We have a strong list of mystery and crime titles from authors like Peter James, Graham Masterton, and Kati Hiekkapelto. Our cup overfloweth with cookbooks from the hosts and contestants on The Great British Bake Off, or as it’s known here in the US, The Great British Baking Show. And we pride ourselves on the quality of our children’s collection, which includes books for kids of all ages—from babies to teens.

To learn more about why we’ve started a blog, please check out our “Welcome” post.

**It’s important to note that, despite our name, we DO NOT publish books! If you’re here to get your life story published, unfortunately we can’t help you.**

About Independent Publishers Group

Independent Publishers Group
Yes, we do actually work here.

Independent Publishers Group (IPG) is Trafalgar Square Publishing’s parent company.

IPG is the original and second largest independent book distributor in the United States. IPG was founded in 1971 and was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of representing presses to the book trade. Its innovative publisher services, aggressive marketing, and extensive reach ensure access into every imaginable channel, including gift, specialty, wholesale, and digital accounts worldwide.

IPG has its own blog that you can read to learn more about its publishers, trade shows, and plenty of books!

 

Meet the Team

This is not actually our team.

Bridget – Marketing Manager

Favorite British Author: Dodie Smith
Favorite Genres: Non-fiction (business, personal finance, and biographies) & romance
Favorite British TV Shows: The Great British Bake Off, Misfits, The IT Crowd, Poldark, and many more!

Hailey– Publicity Associate

Favorite British TV Shows: Penny Dreadful, Skins and (shameless plug)…The Only Way Is Essex
Favorite British Authors: Lewis Carroll, Roald Dahl, and George Orwell
Favorite Genres:  Fantasy/Speculative Fiction, Memoirs, Humor, Contemporary Fiction, Thrillers, and Literary Fiction

Janet – Marketing Associate

Favorite British Author: David Mitchell
Favorite Genres: Narrative non-fiction, aspirational cookbooks, literary fiction—but with plot
Favorite British TV Shows: French and Saunders

Laura – Publicity Manager

Favorite British Author: I can’t pick just one! Some of my favorites are Edward St. Aubyn, T.H. White, E. Nesbit, Rumer Godden, Daphne du Maurier, and Susanna Clarke.
Favorite Genres: Historical fiction, gothic & literary fiction, fantasy, mystery
Favorite British TV Shows: Again, there are too many to count . . . Peaky Blinders, The Fall, Broadchurch, and Victoria are just a few of my faves.

Not the Trafalgar Square team
Also not the team.

Leanna – Publicist

Favorite British Author: Douglas Adams
Favorite Genres: Dystopian, Non-fiction, Gothic/Horror, Modern and Post-modernist
Favorite British TV Shows: I don’t understand the question and I won’t respond to it. (But if you really need an answer, Black Mirror, GBBO, IT Crowd, Spaced, Fawlty Towers/Monty Python)

Lizz – List Development Supervisor

Favorite British Author: Neil Gaiman, J.R.R. Tolkien, Kazuo Ishiguro
Favorite Genres: Literary Fiction, Poetry, Magical Realism, Comedic Memoir
Favorite Podcasts: Welcome to Night Vale, My Favorite Murder, Myths & Legends, Lore

Maya – Publicity Intern

Favorite British Authors: Lewis Carroll and Zadie Smith
Favorite Genres: Literary Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Magical Realism, Classics, and Biography/Memoir
Favorite British TV Shows: Sherlock and Skins

Pam – Publishing Manager

Favorite British Author: Angela Carter, Ali Smith, Helen Oyeyemi, Zadie Smith
Favorite Genres: literary SFF, essays, short stories
Favorite British TV Shows: AbFab, Shameless, all Alan Partridge, Young Ones, Catherine Tate Show, Mighty Boosh, Catastrophe, Luther, Chewing Gum, My Mad Fat Diary

Rachel – Publicity Intern

Favorite authors: John Green, J.K. Rowling, and Stephen Chbosky
Favorite genres: Young-Adult, Fiction, and Non-Fiction
Favorite TV shows: Gilmore Girls, Stranger Things, and Game of Thrones


If you’d like to get in touch with us, head on over to the Contact page!