Improper Books

Improper Books is a publishing studio focussing on creator-owned stories that have a touch of the fairytale, the fantastical, or the otherworldly. 

(Clockwise from top left: Bevis Musson, Benjamin Read, Matt Gibbs, Laura Trinder and Chris Wildgoose)


We formed in 2009 when Chris Wildgoose, Benjamin Read and myself discovered our mutual love of storytelling and illustration while working together on the set of Armistice. Since then our brilliant managing editor Matt Gibbs and a fantastic little team have joined our collective. We have progressed into a family of like-minded creators, working together to help each other produce the best work we can and providing a platform where that work can be shared with readers. 


Some of our titles
My first Improper Books title is Night Post, which I illustrated and Benjamin Read brilliantly wrote. Since it's release I've been working on a number of other upcoming Improper Books titles with Ben and also one that I'm writing myself. A new challenge!


Some snippets from Night Post


Our books are available both in shops and on a selection of digital reading platforms.

To find out more, please visit ImproperBooks.com

You can also follow us on twitter: @improperbooks