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Photograph of Adam Hart-Davis’s book Very Heath Robinson – available through the membership scheme – open in front of a reader.

Sheldrake Membership Scheme for Readers

We invite you, our readers, to join our new membership scheme. We publish books not because we want to make money, though obviously we must, but because we’re excited and enthralled by the idea of creating something new and shining light on subjects that may have been overlooked or under-appreciated. As a Sheldrake Member you will be closer to the editorial process in which we engage every day and you will be able to obtain our books at a preferential price. For the pleasure of reading.

Photograph of a Sheldrake Press editor at work, offering a glimpse of the editorial process opened up by the membership scheme.
The editorial process at Sheldrake Press typically looks like this.

More book for your buck
If you buy one of our books, we are confident you will receive exceptional value, literary as well as physical. As our Publisher Simon Rigge says in his welcome video, with us ‘you get more book for your buck’. Each book we publish is the result of months and often years of planning, plotting, debating, drawing, writing and editing. We offer you the fruit of our labour at a very affordable price – you pay for a Vauxhall Astra but get a Jaguar XJ.

In the disrupted markets of the present day publishers have to find new ways of funding the research and development necessary to create books of lasting value. Part of our approach is to forge a closer alliance between ourselves and you. When the Everyman’s Library was launched in 1906, its publisher said, quoting the old morality play: ‘I will go with thee and be thy guide’. It is with such sentiments in mind that we launch our membership scheme. We offer you many benefits which will increase over time, including useful reports to download, talks, writing courses and priority mailings, but the most immediate advantage is a discount that raises the value you get from us an extra notch.

Benefits include 25% discounts
We want to make it more affordable for readers to buy high-quality illustrated books direct from the publishers. Become a Sheldrake Member and you will get a range of benefits including a 25% discount on all our books and stationery and free post and packing on all orders over £20. To join free of charge, sign up here.

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