August 1-15, 2005 Edition

How a Small

Publisher Became

Stuff of Legend

LONDON/07/18/05—It has been 19 years since Nigel Newton and three co-founders met secretly in an office above a Chinese restaurant in southwest London, putting together an audacious plan to quit their respective publishing houses and start their own one from scratch.

The idea was to form a high-quality publisher with a more hands-on approach and an appetite for risk at a time when other imprints were being subsumed into larger houses owned by media conglomerates. Read the full story on