Take three published crime writers who had previous lives as theatre directors, TV producer/directors, script writers, one was even a media entrepreneur, floating a company on the London Stock Exchange.
Mix in a small dose of frustration with previous publishers and you have the original recipe for Diamond Books Ltd, founded in 2021 at the height of the pandemic. The first imprint is Diamond Crime and two years later it has published 20 titles from 9 authors. By the end of 2023 the founders expect to have published 4 more novels.
Beyond the joy of publishing books for their authors, Diamond Books also tries to adapt them for other media outlets like television and feature films – using their knowledge of the marketplace to introduce their authors to commissioning editors and producers.