THE THREADBONE PRESS
Allen Ian Imprints
IN ASSOCIATION WITH
Allen Ian Imprints
Acquired in 2017 by the Threadbone Press, Allen Ian Imprints is the byword for old-style publishing values and is now once again a notable player in the biblio-nostalgia market. Originally based in Shapwick, the imprint's offices have now moved to Great Heaving where a specially-commissioned energy-efficient building has been provided to ensure its continued development.
Famous for its wartime pamphlets, magazines and annuals, it was everyone's dream [young and old] to wake up to something from Allen Ian in your Christmas stocking. Now under the careful watch of the Threadbone Press, its legacy is safe and dreams can come alive once more.
Since its acquisition by the Threadbone Press, numerous titles in the Allen Ian back catalogue have once again seen the light of day and critics have been unanimous in their praise both for the enterprise as a whole and for the quality of the Threadbone Tru-digital restorations.
The Threadbone Press is committed to re-publishing as many titles as market conditions allow. Demand for the initial releases has been pleasing if a little muted and Press executives hope that the latest - Iconic Dorset - will be the runaway success it deserves to be.
Selections from the back catalogue are made under the supervision of Allen Ian expert and former Allen Ian Press Secretary Iris Cocksedge in whose hands, lovers of the late publishers work will know, his legacy remains almost completely safe.
PUBLISHING PIONEER: Allen Ian in characteristic pose perusing the newspapers in his private office before beginning a hard day's work in the publishing firm. A great believer in tea, it is fitting that the reprinting of his many volumes should be sponsored by the Patriotic Tea Company
KEEPER OF THE FLAME: Longtime friend of Allen Ian, Iris Cocksedge, is curating the digital reprint edition. "Allen and his work were always close to my heart", she says, "Working on his legacy once again makes it feel like I am sitting alongside him once more".
The original Allen Ian logo has been retained in the reprint emphasising continuity of style, purpose and intention