About Hornet Books

About Us

Hornet Books began publishing books in November 2015.

With plenty of experience in the non-fiction reference books sector, it had always been a dream of ours to publish the small number of debut novelists who had been in our circle of friends or business contacts. They were frustrated they hadn’t got a deal and we were frustrated that some wonderful writing hadn’t reached the wider audience it deserved.

So we set up Hornet Books at a lengthy meeting over a few drinks in a pub garden in Cambridgeshire: The ‘we’ being music reference publisher Mark Neeter, financial business guru Bob Young and me, freelance writer and former editor and Design Director at Guinness World Records, David Roberts.

And then we were two, when Mark left to concentrate fully on his Red Planet music books in 2017. Our principles have remained the same since day one. It’s all about playing to our strengths.

So, what are we good at?

Well, we’d like to think we are organised and business-like, thanks to Bob’s reassuring presence and creative too. But perhaps it is the mentoring of authors that is our unique selling point. Working closely with authors we believe in and nurturing a dormant talent is what gives us our biggest reward.

But ultimately it’s all about selling books and, during the few years we have been in business we have grown to rely on a number of people who greatly help to make Hornet Books Ltd tick.

There’s Helen at our CBS warehouse, Suzannah and Matt our proof readers, Pat our artworker, Lesley and Nicola who look after the business and accounting, Joe and Suzannah who take care of the website and social media requirements, Mark and Amanda our shareholders, bookseller Nigel and last but not least our greatest supporters, author Neil and my wife Janet.

David Roberts | Hornet Books


Meet the Hornet Books Team

Bob Young
Bob Young

Director

Bob Young

Director

David Roberts
David Roberts

Head of Publishing

David Roberts

Head of Publishing

Nicola Scully
Nicola Scully

Publishing

Nicola Scully

Publishing

Suzannah Young
Suzannah Young

Publishing

Suzannah Young

Publishing


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