About us

About us

Hello. We're an independent publishing company launched in 2013. Our concise guides are designed to help creative entrepreneurs, makers and Doers work smarter and create positive change. Written by experts whose stories and ideas have inspired others to go and Do, the collection spans design, business, wellbeing and sustainable living with each book focusing on the ‘doing’ rather than the background theory. Concise, practical guides that make it easier to Do stuff.

It all started back in 2011, when I came across a Do Lecture online. A friend had sent me the link as the speaker - Craig Mod - was talking about the future of the book, and I had recently left my job at a big publishing house where I was commissioning non-fiction. It wasn't long before I was exploring the website to find out more. I even emailed the info@ address to say how much I liked what they were doing, and ask if they had considered publishing books by their speakers. I wasn't expecting a reply but I got one that afternoon. A week later I had a video call with the founders, Clare and David Hieatt. They invited me to come along to the next event; but by then, plans were already taking shape. 

In 2013, the Do Book Co launched with five books: Grow, Birth, Story, Improvise and Disrupt. The covers by artist James Victore armed us with a strong identity and showed the industry that we were prepared to do things a little differently. That year, our books were stocked in the Tate, Design Museum and the Conran Store, amongst others. In 2014, we were shortlisted in the Best Brand/Series Identity category of the British Book Design and Production Awards.

There are now 30+ books in the collection and they can be found in bookstores around the world, in different languages, and in print, digital and audiobook formats. A royalty from each copy sold goes to the author and back to the Do Lectures in Wales. 

To find out more, you can watch this short film made by our East London studio group, Eat Work Art Ltd. And to hear about events and forthcoming titles, subscribe to our monthly newsletter. 

We hope you like the books and find them useful. You can find them all in our 2021 catalogue that can be read digitally here or downloaded here. And if you'd like to get in touch, just email info@thedobook.co and we'll respond.  

Thank you!

Miranda West
Founder & Publisher