Peepal Tree Press and HopeRoad Publishing are delighted to announce that from 1st February 2024 they are joining forces to secure and build the diversity of independent publishing in the UK. Peepal Tree Press and HopeRoad see in each other companies with a compatible ethos, backlists and complementary publishing identities.
HopeRoad was founded in 2010 by Rosemarie Hudson who has always wanted to encourage exciting new talent, mentor and publish those authors herself and bring them to wider attention. Her emphasis has been to promote writing from and about Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, and thanks to her HopeRoad is known as a publisher which loves to share previously untold stories with themes of identity, cultural stereotyping, disability and injustice. Rosemarie was joined in her venture in 2019 by Pete Ayrton, founder of the hugely respected independent publisher Serpent’s Tail. Pete is Editor of HopeRoad’s imprint, Small Axes.
The new agreement means that Peepal Tree will take responsibility for the physical production of HopeRoad’s titles, marketing and back-office operations. HopeRoad will retain ownership and control of its IP and its choices of new titles. All Peepal Tree and HopeRoad titles are represented by Inpress Ltd (funded by the Arts Council) and distributed by BookSource.
HopeRoad will be developing five new titles for 2024. Find the current list of titles of HopeRoad titles available here.