We are Downingfield Press. A small publisher with a presence in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Our story began in 2017 when we published our first book The Local Electric Light Utility. We have since acquired the rights to two more books, namely The End of an Era (we are in the midst of preparing an updated second edition of this book) and Power to the People. It’s a very exciting time for us at Downingfield.
Our business has now expanded to the point where we need an internet presence. We’re very excited to be unveiling our new website and we hope you will bear with us as we work out the kinks and build up content.
Our new web presence also means we will be better able to attract promising writers and their books. If you happen to fall into that category, please visit our Publications Proposal page to check our submission guidelines – we look forward to hearing from you!
We focus on publishing works which are of cultural and historical value rather than looking at the pure profit potential and commercial viability of proposed books. We can’t always pay an advance on a book but we can get your work into print and into bookshops if we believe it has merit, so please do get in touch if you have an idea or proposal.
We combine the best parts of traditional and modern publishing in our work. We have high standards in terms of content, design, and finished product, but we utilise modern technology to keep our overhead low which allows us to invest more into the promotion of the books we publish. This approach allows us to be both effective and agile in our operation.
Our catalogue currently includes three books, though that number will soon rise to five with the release of the new updated edition of The Local Electric Light Utility, the revised edition of The End of an Era. We’re looking forward to growing our catalogue in 2021 with further original publications.