WHO WE ARE
LMH Publishing is the leading general book publisher in the Caribbean region. Located in Kingston, Jamaica, LMH Publishing has an overseas production office handled by Zebra Productions in New York City and the company has, over the years, forged some fruitful alliances with overseas publishers such as Casa Editrice Bonechi of Italy, with whom we have co-published one of the most successful travel books ever – ‘Jamaica in Pictures’. We publish a wide variety of books in genres such as Cookery, Fiction, Nonfiction, Children’s, Educational, Travel and Culture. We specialize in publishing books about the history, culture and the impact Jamaica has on the rest of the world, playing an integral and leading role in expanding the reach of the region’s literary exports to the world. The company has an impressive catalogue of some 100 titles in print, with new titles added each year. The company is aligned with BookFusion which is an eBook platform for Caribbean books where many of the company’s books are available in electronic format.
Despite its status as the leading general book publisher, LMH Publishing has returned to its roots, producing educational material, and has collaborated with the Ministry of Education Youth and Information, and the Ministry of Education Trinidad where several of the company’s titles (Information Technology, Mathematics, Literature) have been purchased for use in schools.
The company also provides production services for independent writers local and abroad, producing works such as Secret Code: British Virgin Islands, the premier travel/historical book on the British Virgin Islands, and numerous books by local authors.
OUR DISTRIBUTION NETWORK
The company has a strong distribution network in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean – especially in but not confined to Trinidad, Barbados, Antigua, Guyana and The Bahamas - and handles the distribution of several titles not published by us. We also have a strong presence in the United Kingdom where our titles are distributed by Turnaround Publisher Services, one of the UK’s largest and most prominent book distributors. The company’s print books are also marketed and sold through its website (www.lmhpublishing.com) as well as distributed online in the United States through Lightning Source which makes them available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other major online retailers.
Formerly known as Kingston Publishers, which after being a leading publisher for thirty years was dissolved in 1999, LMH Publishing, built on the foundation of that historic legacy, continues to grow from strength to strength, even in these globally challenging times. Inner City Girl, one of the most successful Jamaican young adult novels, has a general and an educational edition. The general edition was nominated in 2011 for the prestigious IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was the third place winner for the 2014 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature. The educational edition is being used by several schools across the island. Two of our cookbooks, Fine Dining Caribbean Vegetarian Recipes and Vegetarian Cooking Jamaican Style have been nominated for the Gourmand World Awards.
We have sold the language rights of some of our titles such as Bob Marley: Reggae King of the World (Japanese), Marley & Me (Japanese), The Painted Canoe (German), Jamaican Cocktails and Mixed Drinks (Czech Republic) and Arch of Fire (German) as well as film rights – The Lunatic was a major motion picture and Rose Hall’s White Witch: The Legend of Annie Palmer which is leased to be produced as a documentary.
LMH Publishing …
This is who we are.
Excellence through creativity.