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Witherby Publishing Group

Witherby Publishing Group was established in 2008, initially as Witherby Seamanship Limited, through a merger between Witherbys Publishing and Seamanship International Ltd. The Witherby business dates back to 1740 when Thomas Witherby opened a stationery shop in Birchin Lane, London, next to the Sword Blade Coffee house, providing stationery and printing for the newly founded commercial marine insurance market.

Established: 2008

Types of books published: Specialist publisher of marine training, reference and regulatory materials, providing the finest books and publications to the shipping industry.

Submission details: Send a synopsis of a sample chapter, a CV and supporting information. Please send submissions by email or by post.

Whittles Publishing

Whittles Publishing continues to expand its established lists in geomatics including remote sensing, civil/structural engineering, geotechnics, fuel and energy science and offshore engineering. In addition a number of titles are being generated in materials and manufacturing technology and nanotechnology.

Our quality general list has grown appreciably over recent years with very successful titles in ornithology, military history, maritime, diving, wildlife and outdoors. The forward programme is building on these strengths with a number of ornithological books and development of existing themes.

The story of shipbuilding in Leith continues with vol. 3 of the highly-praised series, Leith-Built Ships by R O Neish and our lists in exploration continue to expand with The Magnetism of Antarctica.

Established: 1986

Publications (yearly average): 30

Types of books published: civil and structural engineering; geomatics; geotechnics; fuel and energy science; offshore engineering; nature and exploration; maritime; pharology; military history; ornithology; wildlife and diving

Submission details: Please contact Dr Keith Whittles with a brief synopsis and sample writing

Brown, Son and Ferguson

Brown, Son and Ferguson was established around 1850 and publish around 7 books per annum. We mainly publish nautical and some yachting publications. Our main publication is Brown’s Nautical Almanac which is published annually, also technical and non-technical publications, ships’ stationery, model ship building and one-act and full length plays.

Established: c 1850

Publications (yearly average): 7

Types of books Published: Technical and non-technical publications, ships’ stationary, model ship building, plays