Ilex, part of the Octopus Publishing Group, is dedicated to books on creativity in all its forms – from practical art and photography to popular culture, from cutting-edge technology to the ideas behind art and design. Working with a team of expert authors, designers and photographers, Ilex has earned an international reputation as the go-to publisher for creative people.
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 was acquired by the Octopus Publishing Group in December 2014. The ilex imprint is used throughout the world in the English language, and ilex is equally at home publishing under our own brand or co-publishing in the North American market. In North America, our books are published by publishers such as Focal Press, The Reader’s Digest, Chronicle Books, Abrams, Harper Collins, Watson Guptill, St Martin’s Press, Pixiq, Running Press, and O’Reilly. Our books have been translated into many languages – the current record for a single title is 22 – including French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Korean, and many more.
For UK and rights sales, please get in touch with us through the sales team we share with the rest of Octopus, contact details here.
For trade orders, please get in touch with us here.