M Press

MPress was established in 2004 with the specific aim of providing a quality, cost-effective and service orientated publishing house convenient to the heart of Englands most westerly counties. By cementing considerable local design talent and technical expertise with state-of-the-art printing and production methods, MPress is able to provide publishing solutions for the most challenging of briefs and the most discerning clients.

MPress is a family business, mindful of its traditional heritage and rural position; yet simultaneously persueing a modern, progressive idealism. The MPress initiative is to fulfill any publishing request or brief, whatever the size or complexity. From an advertising flyer or brochure to an impressive leather-bound volume, MPress strives to produce the ultimate results within budget and timeframe. Books, large and small; hardback or paperback; displaying inspiring contemorary covers, are our speciality. MPress Publishing has its own holding and warehousing facility in Somerset and is able to stock finished products; arranging dispatch at the most convenient time for its clients.

The MPress imprint was created to publish a diverse list of both literary fiction and non-fiction prose for authors with a unique voice.

John Landis by Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan published by MPress in 2008.
landisJohn Lands has watched, metabolized, & experienced film all his life. It was his obsession. Landis learned Ray Harryhausen's spurs in the mailroom at 20th Century Fox & as a stuntman & "go-fer" on the European movie sets of Kelly's Heroes & spaghetti westerns shot in America... John Landis is the first American book published about the legendary filmmaker. This title examines the career & life of the man who produced such classic films as The Kentucky Fried Movie, National Lampoon's Animal House, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf In London, Trading Places, Coming To America, The Three Amigos, Michael Jackson's Thriller among others.
The John Landis is fully illustrated & contains interviews & contributions from Jim Abrahams, Forrest J. Ackerman, Jack Arnold, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Baker, Elmer Bernstein, Gurinder Chadha, Wes Craven, David Cronenberg, Jamie Lee Curtis, Joe Dante, Guillermo del Toro, Alberto Farina, GeorgeFolsey, Christopher Frayling, Costa-Gavras...
A journalist & film historian, Giulia Vallan was director of the Torino Film Festival in Italy from 2003 to 2006. Also she served as the U.S. correspondent for the Venice Film Festival from 1998 to 2002. As a curator, she has organized tributes & series about classic American films, such as "Exoticism and Jungle Queens in 30s and 40s American films and serials," "Universal Technicolor in the 40s," "The Golden Season of Hollywood Melodrama,"retrospectives devoted to Robert Aldrich, John Milius, John Carpenter, William Friedkin, Anthony Mann.
Giulia lives in New York.

ellisonThe first MPress Edition of the Harlan Ellison's Watching by Harlan Ellison published in 2008.
H. Ellison is not bound by the conventions of reviewing. He expresses his feelings in ways most critics couldn't or wouldn't. "If you're curious to know what Harlan thinks about a movie or a movie trend, you're going to get more than you may have bargained for... but in for a penny, in for a pound. He's going to take you on a ride..." Leonard Maltin wrote in preface.
Harlan Ellison’s Watching explores 25 years of this award-winning author’s writings on his obsession with cinema. The title includes over 50 essays.
Ellison has written or edited 76 books; more than 1700 stories, essays, articles, & newspaper columns; two dozen teleplays, for which he received the Writers Guild of America most outstanding teleplay award for solo work an unprecedented 4 times; & dozen movies.
He has won the Edgar Allan Poe Award of the Mystery Writers of America twice, the Bram Stoker Award six times the Nbula Award three times, & that's not all... In 2007 he was the subject of the documentary film Dreams With Sharp Teeth.
He lives in Los Angeles, USA.
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Great American Stay-At-Home-Wives Conspiracy by Dan Merchant & B. Scott Taylor published by MPress in 2005.
A semi-retired Internet millionaire, Mike had a beautiful wife & a wonderful, relaxing life. One day he discovered that his wife was... part of the greatest, & oldest conspiracy in history. This exciting novel tells the story of how stay-at-home wives collaborate to control the lives of their husbands. This title is an entertaining & witty look into the lives of wives & the husbands who are controlled by them...

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Living With Type 2 Diabetes: Moving Past The Fear by Gloria Loring & Dr. Timothy Gray published by MPress in 2006.
This book draws on the most recent firsthand experience to present effective & innovative techniques to live with & manage diabetes.
From how to speak with your doctor to adjusting your diet & the important of resting, G. Loring explains in easy language the methods you can use to better identify & deal with diabetes from its stages. With dietary & lifestyle choices fueling a rise in type 2 diabetes, coping with this treatable disease has become a priority for millions.
Gloria Loring - a regular contributor to the Diabetes Wellness Letter & a famous singer, songwriter - & Dr. Timothy Gray draw on up-to-date research & first-hand experiences to create a book that is both easy to follow & empathetic toward those with the disease & their loved ones.

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