About Pinter & Martin

Pinter & Martin is an independent publishing company based in London. Most of our books are distributed worldwide.

Pinter & Martin was founded on May 9th, 1997 by the writer and film-maker Martin Wagner and childbirth educator Maria Pinter, when we realised that Stanley Milgram's extraordinary book Obedience to Authority was out of print in the UK. Other milestones were the publication of Childbirth without Fear in 2004, which started our ever-growing pregnancy, birth & parenting list; Irrationality in 2007, which was our first genuine bestseller; and the publication of The Politics of Breastfeeding in 2009, followed by our first book for La Leche League International, The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding in 2010. In 2015 we acquired the specialist yoga publisher YogaWords.

We publish authors who challenge the status quo. While we specialise in psychology and pregnancy, birth & parenting, we also publish other subjects, but only books that are very close to our hearts.

Pinter & Martin publish around 15-20 books a year, so it’s always worth checking what’s new on our website.

In April 2016 Pinter & Martin opened effraspace, a multi-purpose venue dedicated to pregnancy, birth & parenting education.

A timeline of the history of Pinter & Martin is here.

Short description:

Pinter & Martin is an independent publishing company based in London and distributed worldwide. Our motto is freedom to think. While we specialise in pregnancy, birth & parenting, psychology and yoga, we also publish other subjects, but only books which are very close to our hearts. Incorporating YogaWords.

Meet the Team

Martin Wagner - Managing Director and Founder

Maria Pinter - Co-Founder

Zoë Blanc - Publishing Manager
On maternity leave until June 2017

Gaby Moss - Marketing Manager 

Zoë Hutton - Publishing and Events Assistant