Bird’s Nest Books, along with its imprint Eyrie Press, is an indie publisher based in Fenland, Cambridgeshire, in the UK.
We publish commercial/literary fiction, fantasy, sci-fi and crime for adults,YA and older children. We also publish non-fiction and, occasionally, children’s picture books.
As well as being a great read, our titles aim to reflect the lives of individuals and communities that do not often recognise themselves in books. We have a particular interest in featuring characters involved in alternative education, subtly bringing the concept of an education otherwise than through mainstream schooling to the reader’s consciousness and illustrating the benefits that way of life can bring.
As a social enterprise, we also work to bring more literary activities to our local area and to support and encourage new and emerging authors and illustrators.
We are a Community Interest Company.
Publisher and Managing Director – Jane Levicki
Jane developed a strong interest in alternative educational practices after withdrawing her four children from school in 2001 to educate them at home. In 2010 she and a colleague founded Education Outside School Magazine, a digital publication supporting and encouraging the UK home educating community. She founded Birds Nest Books in 2014.
Jane has been involved in publishing in various forms for 20 years, starting in technical writing and moving to freelance editing and proofreading. She became a freelance publisher in 2006, working mainly with local community groups and individuals. She also has a strong background in working with not-for-profit groups as consultant, employee and volunteer.
Jane is supported by her wonderful co-directors who brainstorm, advise and assist. They are:
John is an avid book reader, skillful wordsmith and enthusiastic user of Excel spreadsheets – characteristics which are enormously valued within Bird’s Nest Books!
A word about Community Interest Companies
Whilst CICs can make money (indeed they have to, in order to be sustainable), their main focus is their community. Any profit made after running costs are met must be invested back into that community. CICs are accountable to the CIC Regulator. Read more on the CIC Regulator’s website.
Bird’s Nest Books CIC Registered in England, No. 9038103
Registered Address: March Town Hall, Market Place, March, Cambs., PE15 9JF