Mission statement- Holland Park Press Ltd publishes literary fiction and poetry and places special emphasis on bringing the work of Dutch authors to the English language market.
We work in partnership with our authors. We use the latest technology and the internet to power our innovative publishing process and to encourage the interaction between authors and readers.
We nurture new talent through our creative writing courses and workshops which are written and run by published authors.
Holland Park Press Ltd was founded in April 2009 by Bernadette Jansen op de Haar and is privately owned.
After acting for over ten years as first reader and advisor to her brother the acclaimed Dutch poet, novelist and columnist Arnold in her spare time, Bernadette realized that a gap had opened up in the publishing market.
These days’ major publishers are concentrating on marketing bestsellers and in general scaling down the number of new authors they publish. It has therefore become very difficult for new and even published authors to find new publishing deals.
The emergence of new print technologies and the interactive web environment enables the innovation of the publishing process and bring books to the readers rather than relying on readers finding books.
Moreover geographical boundaries do not exist in the web world so we are taking full advantage and we market our books around the world.
We love to interact with our readers and writers so we’re very active on all the major social networks, just to give you a start why not engage with us on facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, YouTube, and goodreads.
Make a suggestion if you cannot find us on your favourite social network.
Yet, the place to buy our books is from this website. Why? Read on!
Often our titles are often not stocked by big bookshop chains, we’d love to be there but with a presence, we don’t believe having a single copy of our one of our books on their shelves helps to grow our sales. You can of course order our books from all good bookshops around the globe.
Online retailers often do not provide a good service for us and other small presses, so the best way to buy our books is directly from the bookshop on our website.
If you like the human touch, you can also phone us on +44(0)7792611929 to buy your book. We’re looking forward to talking to you.
Books are usually dispatched within 24 hours of ordering and if you need multiple copies, contact us for a discount.
Our ebooks, exclusively available from our bookshop, are very competitively priced at £5. Unfortunately we have to charge VAT at the UK rate, even so they are still a sharply priced £6 at the checkout.
Holland Park Press doesn’t receive any public funding and the best way to support us, and acquire a wonderful read, is to buy the books directly from our website.
Message from the publisher
I regard this publishing initiative an important new chapter in my life. I would like to take you with me on a literary journey.
There is a shortage of new novels that serve people like you and me who adore reading and cannot contemplate life without it.
We all love to find a book that is very well written, makes you think, and it is even more rewarding if you discover a new author.
We at Holland Park Press are determined to find and bring these novels to you, and along the way introduce you to Dutch writers, who despite their success haven’t been available in English until now.
As in life, the outcome of this journey is not known, but if with your help we can make a small but significant contribution to literature, it is worth all the effort in the world.
I am very excited to be part of this adventure and to start I would like to introduce a unique collection of poetry Yugoslav Requiem which was published on 09/09/2009.
Bernadette Jansen op de Haar