About Icon

Icon Books is an independent publisher founded in 1992 – making 2017 our 25th anniversary – which specialises in intelligent, quality non-fiction for a general audience. Our Introducing Graphic Guide series thrives alongside a list of books in science, history, politics, sport, language, humour and much else besides.

Based primarily near Caledonian Road station in north London, Icon publish books in all English-speaking markets of the world – and many non-English speaking ones too. We are part of the Independent Alliance sales grouping in the UK and other markets, and our books are sold by leading distributors around the world, such as PGW in the USA, PGC in Canada, Allen & Unwin in Australasia, Jonathan Ball in South Africa and Penguin Random House in Singapore, Malaysia and India. Our translation rights sales are managed by the Marsh Agency in London.

In January 2017 we were delighted to be shortlisted for Independent Trade Publisher of the Year at the IPG Independent Publishing Awards – read more about that here.

Check out our latest catalogues:
July to December 2017
January – June 2018

We love to hear what our readers – and our customers – think of our books and how we publish them. Get in touch via info@iconbooks.com or on social media – you’ll see the links in the menu bar at the top of the site.