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About us

Legend Press is an independent publishing company set-up in 2005 by then 25-year-old Tom Chalmers and has been shortlisted for numerous awards. Backed by an international sales, licensing and acquisitions network, it now publishes around 30 titles per year focused on literary, women's, historical and crime fiction.

One of the fastest-growing independent publishers, Legend Press is passionate about championing new and high-profile authors and ensuring the book remains a product of beauty, enjoyment and fulfillment.

Using a mix of innovation, drive and passion, Legend Press aims to be the antithesis of publishers who often distance themselves from the public by being uncommunicative and cliquey. Legend Press has a strong presence on social media and also offers a free monthly e-bulletin, writing competitions and regular talks and articles to help aspiring writers and those looking to work in publishing.

The company has major plans for the coming days, months and years ahead and we are always delighted to receive comments and feedback - whether concerning writing, publishing or absolutely anything. Inspired by the love of books, we look forward to building a powerful list of high-quality, original titles and to lining bookshelves for many years to come.

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Legend Press is part of the Legend Times Ltd Group 

Legend Times Ltd was established in 2012 and is the holding company for five businesses: Legend Press, Paperbooks, Legend Business (business book publisher), New Generation Publishing (self-publishing company) and Write Connections.

A little bit about Tom Chalmers

Tom Chalmers is the MD of Legend Press Ltd. In 2007 Tom was shortlisted for UK Young Publisher of the Year and UK Young Entrepreneur of the Year, and was also longlisted for the Enterprising Young Brit Award. An English graduate from Liverpool University, he worked in book and magazine publishing for three years before setting-up Legend Press, a mainstream fiction book publisher, in 2005 aged 25.

His publishing group Legend Times Ltd now contains five companies and in addition in 2012, he launched new venture IPR License, a platform on which to list and license literary rights, which he sold in 2016. Chalmers also speaks regularly on publishing and business and is an Enterprise Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust.

Getting published by us

Submissions of novels are very welcome. We publish a diverse list of contemporary adult novels for the mainstream market, as well as new non-fiction and business book lists, and are looking for fresh new works from authors who are fun and inspiring to work with.

For details on how to submit, please click here