Founded in 2003 by Jonathan Hutchings and author Chris Jarmey, Lotus Publishing has been publishing high-quality paperback books for over ten years. The company has an international presence due to an excellent relationship with North Atlantic Books (northatlanticbooks.com), its co-publisher in the USA, and are distributed into North America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa by the Random House Group (randomhouse.com). Most of the books are co-published with North Atlantic, but Lotus has an arrangement with the Cardinal Publishing Group (cardinalpub.com) in the USA for books that fall outside the remit of North Atlantic.
Each book is created from scratch, often starting with only an idea, and all aspects of book production are undertaken in-house – editing, design, and the beautiful illustrations, with the help of a talented team of freelancers. Lotus has to be very selective about what it publishes, fully understanding the market for each book meaning that the books have a very long shelf life. Lotus only publishes books it believes in. The books grow naturally out of the company's interests, doing all that it can to get the final product to our customers, with the highest standards of production, but at the lowest price possible.