RAILWAY LAND PRESS is an independent publisher of innovative, illustrated books. We were formed in 2021 by Jason Hook and Michael Whitehead, previously the publisher and art director at Ivy Press, where the books we created made people think, made people laugh, and sold millions of copies around the world.

Our tracks are laid on the beautiful design and print standards of the past, which have always inspired us. The Railway Land is a place both of tradition and of imagination, where we can explore different publishing models and partnerships as platforms upon which to build books we would wish to own.

We are not a specialist publisher, but we are passionate about our planet and its natural history, literature, popular culture, art and design. We are not in a hurry, we have been on this journey long enough to know that good publishing requires thought and care, and the time to gaze occasionally out of the window at the passing landscape. We believe that small is beautiful and creativity comes from collaboration.  

We would love to hear what you think of our books. We are enthusiastic about forming partnerships with galleries and giftshops; museums and charities; individuals and organisations; and we like to find new ways of working with writers, artists and photographers, where rewards are shared and everyone on the team is pulling in the same direction. So, if you’re interested in exploring the Railway Land, please do get in touch:


We’d like to welcome you on board….