At the time, before he moved to become Professor of Creative writing at Hull, Martin lived close to the Barbican in Plymouth. The press’s name was chosen as one that would work in other European languages. We also like its sense of being both strong and protective. Barbican Press writers become part of a writing family – so every writer is part of the team.
Martin’s intention was to create the sort of publishing house that as a writer he would like to exist. Great books that have no interest in compromising don’t always find a home. Those are the books we welcome into the Barbican. We introduce them to readers who don’t need their books to compromise. They get along well.
Martin does most of the editorial work.
Most covers come from Jason Anscomb.
Our web designer and guru is Kate Horsley.
Alex Billington and Imprint Press
Typesetting has been by Alex Billington at Tetragon, and Imprint Press.
Copyediting has been by Sam Hawcroft.
Central Books & the Independent Publishers Group
Our books are distributed by Central Books https://www.centralbooks.com/, and in the USA by the Independent Publishers Group. https://www.ipgbook.com/