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Pinter & Martin 

Pinter & Martin is an independent book publishing company based in London. Most of our books are distributed worldwide. We publish authors who challenge the status quo. We specialise in pregnancy, birth & parenting, health & nutrition, psychology and yoga.

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.

Some 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 Pinter & Martin acquired the yoga publisher YogaWords, which was originally a joint venture by Paul Walker (1961-2016) of YogaMatters and Martin Wagner.

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

In 2017 we published the bestselling The Positive Birth Book and Manhood

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.


Martin Wagner - Managing Director and Founder

Maria Pinter - Co-Founder

Zoë Hutton - Publishing Manager

Susan Last - editor and Why it Matters series editor

For all press enquiries please contact Martin Wagner


David Wightman, Global Book Sales - booktrade sales (world excluding US/Canada)

Sharon Payne - Translation Rights