Armley Press is a punk publisher proud to be based in the north of England’s biggest city, Leeds.
Set up in 2007 by Mick McCann to publish his first book. Seeing similarities with the late 1970s independent music scene, he labelled it Punk Publishing.
“Punk publishing for me sums up what we’re all about – independent, DIY, championing unorthodox voices. A get out and do it attitude, as opposed to asking for someone else’s permission.”
Over the next few years Armley Press published the three books by John Lake that comprise the Leeds 6 Trilogy, interspersed with two more books from Mick.
Armley Press want to be the antithesis of the celebrity-obsessed London publishers and media village choosing quality writing that may not have ‘the name’. They aim to increase diverse and unorthodox voices, publish books and authors that mainstream publishers may appreciate but would never publish.