Welcome to our website. The Clyvedon Press is a publishing consultancy providing the full range of publishing services to academic and business publishers. These include project management, editing, design, typesetting and print buying, among others. Whether you are looking for assistance with periodicals or books, reports or summaries, the Clyvedon Press can provide the publishing skills that you require both in print and in electronic media.
Based in Cardiff, UK, The Clyvedon Press is owned and managed by Chris Purdon, who has more than 35 years’ experience in all areas of publishing. Having worked with a variety of academic publishers, learned societies including national academies of science, university presses and professional associations, Chris established The Clyvedon Press in 2001, registering it as a limited company in 2003.
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The Clyvedon Press is also a publisher of two books.
Robert Calvert Anthology
In 2020, The Clyvedon Press will be publishing a new anthology of the poems, prose and plays by Robert Calvert. Although primarily known as the frontman and lyricist for Hawkwind in the 1970s, Robert was primarily a writer and left a huge legacy of written work: poetry, song lyrics, plays, short stories. His appeal has not diminished with the passing of time and the relevance of his work, with particular emphasis on his concerns on the advancements of modern science, ring ever louder and with ever more truth. Much of his written work is now long out-of-print and fetching significant premiums when copies become available.
Compiled with the full authorisation and involvement of Robert’s estate, the anthology will comprise three casebound volumes and one CD, all housed in a slip case, totalling over 1500 pages. The anthology will include a substantial find of previously unknown and unpublished material that was re-discovered in 2016.
This link takes you to more information and to download a flyer about the anthology.
The Lure of Moriarty by Vernon Mealor
In 2008, The Clyvedon Press also published The File on Colonel Moran. Volume One: The Lure of Moriarty by Vernon Mealor. Based on the Great Hiatus in the stories about Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (the three missing years in the Canon from May 1891 to April 1894), readers have the opportunity for the very first time to hear Colonel Sebastian Moran, the only witness to the Reichenbach episode, speak frankly about his remarkable encounters with Sherlock Holmes during this three-year period. The revelations in The Lure of Moriarty will provide the reader with a stimulating insight into the Colonel’s early contacts with Professor James Moriarty and his initiation into the latter’s infamous international network of crime.
The Lure of Moriarty is published in a beautifully presented clothbound edition that is strictly limited to 500 copies, costing only £10.00 (+ postage and packing). There’s more information on the Lure of Moriarty page where you can also order a copy.