A little about a little imprint

Valericain Press was founded in 2021 as a home for the publication of the books of Chris Towndrow.

Since 2012, Chris has published a dozen books in a variety of genres. You can find his website here.

In 2023 we published a compilation of Victorian poetry, which was collated and transcribed by Chris.

In 2024 we published the first book of Chrissie Harrison.

We continue to support indie authors, both online and in person, by offering experience and advice about book marketing, advertising, formatting, querying agents and other aspects within the challenging world of independent or self-publishing.


Valericain Press takes its name from a seaside town in northern France.

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