Cinnamon Press is the coming together of two small ventures centred around independent literature and support for writers:
Cinnamon Press Books is a small, independent publisher run from a hamlet in a forest in Brittany by Jan Fortune with design support from Adam Craig.
Cinnamon Press Services provides a range of services and publishing opportunities to authors and readers, including the literary awards, Leaf by Leaf publishing, mentoring and events admin. It’s run by Rowan Fortune from a base in London.
The two collaborate seamlessly to give an integrated Cinnamon Press.
Cinnamon Press began in 2005 in a small village at the foot of the Moelwyn Mountains in Snowdonia, North Wales and we are proud of the significant number of Welsh authors on our list, as well as authors from across the planet.
We believe in publishing books we feel passionate about; small miracles from distinctive voices. Cinnamon Press books are not defined by genre but by their unique ability to be thought-provoking, say something innovative and go beyond the mainstream. And we also love finding ways to support a wide range of writers.
Cinnamon is proudly different. We don’t do social media; it’s neither innovative nor supportive of independent thought. Instead we value a community of readers and writers who don’t so much buy our books and courses as participate in our story by investing their time and resources.
We’ve won and been shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year, Best Book of he Year Scottish Book Awards, The Saltire Prize and been shortlisted (sometimes several times) for The Forward Prize for Best First Collection, The Saboteur Awards and the Not the Booker Prize, and longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Award and many other prizes. However, we think having readers who love our books trumps awards every time.
We’ve been publishing gorgeous books of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction for more than seventeen years and you can keep in touch with our story through the blog and newsletters.