The company

The Ilex Press has achieved an international reputation as a publisher of high quality illustrated reference books which cover all aspects of creativity and popular culture. Ilex books, published under our own brand and under license, are sold in over 25 languages around the globe where they can be found in all good bricks-and-mortar and online retailers, as well as directly in eBook form from this website (or, if you prefer, from the iBookstore, Kindle, Kobo and others).

Ilex for Publishers

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The company was formed in January 2000 as a collaborative venture between the directors of The Ivy Press and Alastair Campbell (not that one), and in late 2014 became part of the Octopus Publishing Group.

Many Ilex books are available for co-edition and translation deals, and you can learn more on the main Ilex site.

Ilex for Authors

If you want to share your skills with others, Ilex is always on the lookout for new talent. We pride ourselves on working with photographers (and other creatives). Our world-class design and editorial team are very experienced at bringing out the best of your message; we just want you to be a great photographer. We have two distinct routes to publication, each with their own benefits.

If you want to learn more please read our Get Published page, then get in touch with us directly.

Ilex for Photographers

Since we broke out with the 1999 bestseller The Complete Guide to Digital Photography photography has always been a central part of Ilex’s publishing programme. We also have a great range of design and popular culture books, and gift titles like 2013 Christmas bestseller The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book:

Cover of Ilex Press The 100 Dot to Dot book by Thomas Pavitte

The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book Twenty iconic portraits to complete yourself