Welcome to Arachnid Press

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? You'd expect a book to come about because of a publisher. In our case, a publisher came about because of a book.

Arachnid Press grew out of the remarkable success of Carolyn Henry's superb compilation of 'Kirkliston COVID-19 Isolation Portraits'.

Cover of Kirkliston COVID-19 Isolation Portraits

The story of the book is told in our page about it, together with that of the exhibition it spawned at St John's Hospital in Livingston. Suffice it to say that Carolyn's production of her book brought about the realisation that her skills, combined with those of Maureen Lussey, owner of the highly successful website Undiscovered Scotland, and those of author Ken Lussey, gave us everything we needed to begin to establish Arachnid Press Ltd as an independent Scottish publisher.

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Carolyn Henry

Arachnid Press published 'The House With 46 Chimneys' by Ken Lussey on 10 November 2020; an adventure story for young adult readers set in central Scotland during the early stages of the coronavirus lockdown.


What we do

Arachnid Press Ltd

Our aim is to develop the full range of services needed to operate as a successful publisher. At present we are focusing on a small number of projects.

The newly-published 'The House With 46 Chimneys' is an adventure story for young adult readers set in central Scotland during the early stages of the coronavirus lockdown. This will be followed early in the new year by the third in Ken Lussey's series of thrillers set in Scotland during World War Two. This time Bob Sutherland and Monique Dubois find themselves mainly in Orkney.

Meanwhile, we are working with an external author on the production of a cookbook with a fascinating twist. Watch this space...

We are not currently open to submissions, but aim to become so once our track record has been slightly better established.