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

    Interview | Priti Mistry Talks ‘Understanding Hinduism’

    by Anthony on October 20, 2016


    Released in September, Understanding Hinduism explains the Hindu faith in a way that is clear and easy to understand. Using bright colours and beautiful, hand-painted artwork, Priti’s book brings all aspects of the Hindu faith to life and w…

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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight | Marple Book Fair 2016

    by Anthony on September 27, 2016


    Introducing Marple Book Fair 2016 Matthew James Publishing is proud to be bringing a book fair to Marple this October. The Marple Book Fair 2016 is a collaboration between MJP, local businesses, local authors and artists and you! The Marple…

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  • Spotlight

    Spotlight | Tony Houghton on Charity and Retirement

    by Anthony on September 16, 2016


    “Are you retired, Tony?” “Well, put it this way, I am still very busy: it’s just that nobody actually pays me a salary for what I do

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  • Spotlight

    Top 5 | Lilian Kars’ Favourite Quotes from Literature

    by Anthony on September 12, 2016


    More Than a Me is based upon a quote from Rumi, a thirteenth-century poet, and scholar. Author Lilian Kars was inspired by his words so much that she created a whole world based on one simple sentence. With that in mind, we wanted to find o…

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