Gritstone Publishing Cooperative

Gritstone Publishing Cooperative

We are the UK’s first publishing cooperative run by authors for authors.

Formed in 2016, we specialise in publishing non-fiction and fiction titles relating to the landscape and the countryside. Our four founder members are experienced outdoor writers and journalists who have decided that, by establishing Gritstone as a fully mutual co-operative, they will be able to exercise more control over the way that their work is published.

Our aims are:

to aid our members efforts in cooperative-publishing
to enable our members to take more control over the publishing process than is traditionally the case
to cross-promote each others works and bring a wider audience to each and every one of our members.

Our most recent published titles are:

The Poet’s Walk by Colin and Dorian Speakman: a unique walking guidebook centred around Burley enhanced with poetry and photography – £1 for every sale to Burley Community Trust.  See news story here:

Colin and Fleur Speakman’s Yorkshire Wolds book. This was launched in early May 2017 in Beverley, East Riding. Signed copies are available direct from Gritstone Publishing price £15 (post free).

Order online at Gritstone Publishing at or by post.

48 Lawn Avenue
Ilkley LS29 7ET
Colin Speakman
01943 430652