Mother’s Milk Books is a small, family-run press that publishes high-quality, beautiful books for adults and children that normalize breastfeeding and celebrate femininity and empathy. There are very few books on the market that illustrate the natural beauty of the breastfeeding mother-child dyad, and we at Mother’s Milk Books would like to change that!
Latest News: Our first ever children’s book, Oy Yew, by Ana Salote, which was longlisted for the Times/Chicken House prize for children’s fiction, is due to be published on Saturday 27th June; it will be launched at the Lowdham Book Festival. If you’d like to join us there, you can find more details in the festival’s brochure. Oy Yew is suitable for any reader aged 8 upwards, and it has already garnered a significant number of fans, with reviewers writing that it is, “Destined to be a classic.” and that “This book entertains on so many levels. Charles Kinglsey meets Jasper Fforde with shades of Gormenghast.” The first chapter of Oy Yew can be read here, and the book pre-ordered from our store, with a £2 discount.
In other news, our latest publication, Hearth, a pamphlet of poetry duets by Sarah James and Angela Topping is now available to buy in our store. Hearth was launched at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival on Sunday 26th April, to a small (though greatly) appreciative audience. We are now open to submissions for the next in our series of poetry duets in pamphlet form. Our guidelines can be found here.
Our new collection of ‘modern fables and ancient tales’ for an adult audience: The Forgotten and the Fantastical has now been published and is ready for shipping. This fabulous book features new writing from Becky Cherriman, NJ Ramsden and Lisa Shipman, among others. We are also now open to submissions for our next collection of fairy tales – you can read our guidelines here.
Greetings cards and prints, featuring some of the beautiful art and poetry from our first title Musings on Mothering continue to be popular. To buy any of our products from our online shop, using Paypal, debit/credit card, bank transfer or cheque, please visit the shop pages of this website.
If you are interested in buying multiple copies of any of our titles, we can organize a bulk discount for you. If you’d like to order via email and pay by cheque, through the post, we can organize that too! Simply get in touch via the contact page to find out more.
In other news, our newest author, Clare Cooper is currently working on a non-fiction book entitled Milestones of Motherhood (due to be published in 2017). If you’d like to get involved by sharing insights into your own milestones of motherhood please do visit the book’s Facebook page, or contact Clare on: firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to complete a questionnaire or to share your thoughts on what motherhood means to you.
Mother’s Milk Books has many more plans in the pipeline… do visit our blog for an insight into the workings of the press, and subscribe to our email newsletter to receive news updates. Thank you very much for your interest and for helping us to achieve our dream!