The Do-Not Press

The Do-Not Press is currently not looking for submissions. We have stopped publishing. Please do not send us your valuable manuscript; we do not have the resources to read it and it will be recycled unread.

Welcome to the The Do-Not Press, Europe’s most exciting independent publisher.

However broad your tastes – and ours stretch across noir, hardboiled, modern fiction, murder mystery, art, music, non-fiction and humour, to name but nine – we’ve probably got something you’ll enjoy. Please feel free to browse, read extracts and bone up on our authors. There is also an ever-growing number of articles on a variety of arts-related subjects at Bookclub, plus other pages hold details for prospective authors, journalists and booksellers, as well as the ability to buy online via secure server and links to

Happy reading.

The Last Books We Published:

Crime on the Move edited by Martin Edwards
Masters of Mystery – Martin Radcliffe (ed)It’s Not A Runner Bean by Mark SteelAnswers From The Grave by Mark TimlinGene Vincent by Mick Farren
Einstein by Miles Gibson
London Revenant by Conrad WilliamsDown & Out in Shoreditch & Hoxton by Stewart HomeJudas Pig by Horace SilverThe Justice Factory by Paul Charles
Confessions of a Romantic… by Maxim Jakubowski
Ike Turner: King of Rhythm by John Collis
Vixen by Ken Bruen
Kiss it Away by Carol Anne Davis
A Man’s Enemies by Bill James
The Indispensable Julian Rathbone
No One Gets Hurt
by Russell James

THE DO-NOT PRESS is on hold. We have no plans to publish any more books and our sales and distribution is currently being handled in house from October 1st, 2006. Books (when still available) can be bought online via this site and via Amazon, but increasingly not through bookshops.

AWARDS 2005: For a small independent publisher, The Do-Not Press has done very well at the Bouchercon Awards ceremonies held in Chicago in September 2005.
• EDWARD D HOCH wins Best Short Story in the Barry Awards for ‘The War in Wonderland’, which appeared in GREEN FOR DANGER; edited by Martin Edward; The Do-Not Press.
• KEN BRUEN wins Best Book in the Macavity Awards for ‘The Killing of the Tinkers’. (We’ve published eight of his other books, most of them are better!!)
Hearty congratulations to all concerned.

KEN BRUEN wins highly prestigious Shamus Award for Best Novel for ‘The Guards’ published by Ireland’s esteemed Brandon Books imprint. Ken Bruen’s books published by The Do-Not Press include VixenBlitzLondon BoulevardThe McDeadTaming the AlienA White Arrest and The Hackman Blues – most in groovy (and highly collectable) first editions.

JUDAS PIG a major news item in the ObserverCLICK HERE to read it and see what all the fuss it about.


BABY OIL & ICE wins BEST BOOK category at 2002 EROTIC AWARDS!

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