Pinter & Martin is an independent 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 April 2016 Pinter & Martin opened effraspace, a multi-purpose venue dedicated to pregnancy, birth & parenting education.
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
Freedom Deane - Publishing and Events Assistant
Emily Furniss - PR
David Wightman, Global Book Sales - booktrade sales (world excluding US/Canada)
Sharon Payne - Translation Rights