About Us


We are Head of Zeus, an independent publishing house dedicated to beautiful books and great storytelling.

Head of Zeus opened for business on 3 January 2012, published our first books in July 2012 and won Independent Publisher of the Year in 2017. Our list is a mix of general and literary fiction, genre fiction and non fiction. In 2016, we launched Aria, a digital fiction imprint, and in 2017, we started a children's imprint, Zephyr. You can find our catalogues here:

Autumn 2018
Spring 2018
Autumn 2017

Spring 2017
Autumn 2016
Spring 2016
Autumn 2015
Spring 2015
Autumn 2014
Spring 2014
Spring 2013
Autumn 2012


We are proud to be the UK and Commonwealth distributors for MysteriousPress.com, one of the world's largest digital crime fiction lists.

And if you want to know why we are called Head of Zeus, enquire here.

HoZ People

We are: Chairman Anthony Cheetham, Publishing Director Laura Palmer, Editorial Director Richard Milbank, Publishing Director Neil Belton, Publisher Rosie de Courcy, Editor-at-large Maggie McKernan, Commissioning Fiction Editor for Apollo Helen Francis, Publisher for Zephyr Fiona Kennedy, Commissioning Editor for Anima Ellen Parnavelas, Editor Madeleine O'Shea, Assistant Editor Lauren Atherton, Assistant Editor Georgina Blackwell, Publisher Nicolas Cheetham, Assistant Editor Sophie Robinson, Financial Director Ian Rutland, Accounts Assistant Sabir Huseynbayli, Production Director Clemence Jacquinet, Digital Production Manager Geo Willis, Production Assistant Christian Duck, Art Director Jessie Price, Designer Matt Bray, Sales Director Daniel Groenewald, Export Sales Manager Chrissy Ryan, Sales Manager Jennifer Edgecombe, Account Manager (London) Beth Stephens, Account Manager (UK South) Jon Small, Account Manager (UK North) Ian Macbeth, Digital Sales Manager Nikky Ward, Sales Operations Manager Marta Gala, Communications Director Suzanne Sangster, Communications Manager Blake Brooks, Communications Executive Clare Gordon, Group Rights Director Claire Kennedy and Zephyr Rights Director Alex Webb.

We are hiring:

Position: Production assistant – full time position

Head of Zeus is a growing, award-winning independent book publisher in its 7th full year of trading. We specialise in series fiction and narrative non-fiction, with a rapidly expanding list of illustrated titles – cookery books, lifestyle, children’s books, illustrated non fiction. We will publish around 250 new titles in 2018 and reprint a similar amount.
The Production, Art and Design department is recruiting a Production Assistant. This is a vital role at the heart of the publishing process as the candidate will work closely with all areas of the company, gaining experience and understanding of all aspects of publishing.
We are looking for a smart graduate with strong organisational skills and a bias for the written word. We think this position could suit graduates in Art History, English or Design degree but mostly they will be enthusiastic, methodical, and with a real attention to detail.    
Primary responsibilities will be:
Assisting with the Production department admin – raising purchase orders for colour proofs, reviewing final print ready files prior to sending to press, checking printers’ PDFs on screen.
Working with the Sales department to produce costing for reprints, and supervising the production of these titles, from the delivery of updated files to print to the arrival of the titles in the warehouse.
Assisting the Design department – proofreading and taking in text amends (using InDesign) in jackets and cover files; liaising with editors and chasing copy, managing workflow. 
Creating prelims and backmatter (using InDesign) for books across the Head of Zeus lists. 
Key skills should be:
– Excellent attention to detail.
Strong organisational skills.
A collaborative and co-operative approach.
The ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively.
A keen interest in book design and production.
Excellent computer literacy, especially in Word and Google Docs.
A working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign in particular.
We believe this would be an excellent first job for someone keen to enter the book publishing industry within the production-design environment.
The role is full-time and based in our office in Clerkenwell (Angel / Farringdon / Kings Cross tube stations). The successful candidate will have the right to live and work in the UK.
Salary: £18,000 to 22,000 depending on experience; 25 days’ holiday, plus benefits.
If you would like to apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to Clemence@headofzeus.com. Closing date for applications is 25 May 2018

Work experience:

Our internship programme is now full. Watch this space for more information.

For all publicity enquiries:

For review copies or interviews with our authors please contact publicity@headofzeus.com

For all rights enquiries:

Please contact out Rights Director Claire Kennedy on claire@headofzeus.com

For all sales enquiries:

London and Greater London - beth@headofzeus.com 
UK North and Scotland - ianmacbeth@headofzeus.com
UK Midlands and South - jon@headofzeus.com
UK East Anglia and South East plus Special Sales Accounts - jennifer@headofzeus.com
For all other sales enquiries, please contact sales@headofzeus.com

For all international sales enquiries, please contact chrissy@headofzeus.com

HoZ Contact Details

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5-8 Hardwick Street
1st Floor East
London EC1R 4RG
@Hoz_Books | + 44 207 253 5557
Registered number: 7769235
VAT number: GB122496619

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