Publishing with Ideals

What We Do

Publishing with Ideals

Every author, client or customer we have is a part of our family. As a small family business that has been running for over 20 years we feel very passionately about how we work and who we work with. Our customers, clients and authors come first and we will always do everything we can to ensure that everyone feels like part of the family.

Typesetting and Design

We have been in the publishing business for many years and have a wealth of experience in designing and formatting a wide variety of work. Our prices are very reasonable, so if you just want us to take on a design job just contact us with your details and we will get back to you. We also have a number of designers and illustrators we can contact for specific work.


Come and shop with us. There’s no need to set up an account to purchase from us but we do have the option. We never ask for any bank details as we use PayPal and Stripe to take payment. As we do a lot of business with schools and trade we also have an option to pay via Invoice and BACs if approved.


We are always looking for new pieces of work to sink our teeth in to, and we are constantly expanding our range of titles. If you have a book or resource idea you would like to submit then take a look at our Submissions and Permissions section.

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News & Events From Our Blog

  • Spotlight

    Spotlight | Steffie Padmos on Bringing More Than a Me To Life

    by Anthony on July 29, 2016

    Steffie Padmos

    Steffie Padmos’ beautiful watercolour illustrations brought More Than a Me to life. As we approach the one-year anniversary of the book’s publication (July 30th), we thought it would be a great time to chat to Steffie about the inspiration…

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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight | Rumi – How A 13th Century Poet Inspired More Than a Me

    by Anthony on July 26, 2016


    Rumi was a thirteenth-century Islamic scholar, Sufi mystic, and a poet. As a matter of fact, he has been described as the “best-selling” and “most popular poet” in the United States (per, BBC) and the influence of his beautiful work appears…

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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight | More Than A Me – The Seed From Which Tiny Tree Has Grown

    by Anthony on July 25, 2016


    This Saturday (July 30th), Matthew James Publishing is launching Tiny Tree. Tiny Tree is the place that you’ll be able to find all of our children’s books – past, present and future – from here on out. However, that date is also significant…

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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight | An interview with Jamie Cosley

    by Anthony on July 11, 2016

    Monsters in my Maths Book cover

    Jamie Cosley is an illustrator whose name you may already be familiar with. One-half of the dynamic duo that is Brown and Cosley, Jamie has worked alongside author Russ Brown on a number of titles – two of which Matthew James has had the pl…

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