The extraordinarily long life of Hayley Campbell’s The Art of Neil Gaiman

When you’re editing illustrated books, the production lives of the books that you work on can vary dramatically. Some books fly by seemingly in the blink of an eye: the author starts work, they deliver the material, it gets checked/edited/designed/proofread etc. and the book […]

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Win £6,000 with The British Life Photography Awards 2014

  The British Life Photography Awards 2014 are now open for entries at This brand new competition is a chance to showcase contemporary and imaginative images that capture the essence and spirit of British life. There are ten separate categories to document real life through original, thought […]

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“Marvel at John Lewis”. Another Q&A with web design guru Alannah Moore…

As previously noted around these parts, we like Alannah Moore a lot. We like all of our authors a lot, of course, for different reasons: and what makes Alannah special is that she has an amazing knack for taking the most unglamorous, unpromising subject […]

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Forthcoming events: The Art of Neil Gaiman

Novelist, comics writer, scriptwriter, poet, occasional artist ­– a master of several genres and inadvertent leader of many cults – there are few creative avenues Neil Gaiman hasn’t ventured down, and on 14th July 2014 Ilex will be bringing you The Art of Neil Gaiman, the […]

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Foreign eds in house… and out again

Another great pile foreign editions arrived on my desk this week and have duly gone out to their authors. It’s always interesting when books come in – fun to see what other publishers have gone with for their covers, sometimes having to work out […]

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‘The Digital Renaissance’ hits the streets today

Having invested a great deal of time, effort, and metaphorical blood, sweat and tears into this project, I for one am delighted to hear that The Digital Renaissance: Old-Master Techniques in Painter and Photoshop is hitting the streets today. This beautiful book is written […]

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Teaser! Teaser! Again! This time with added cute animals!

The third of Thomas Pavitte’s amazing 1000 Dot to Dot Books will come out next month. Here’s a sneak preview showing you exactly why this one—while perhaps lacking in Architectural Majesty or Iconic Star Power—is definitely the cutest to date… Why not place a […]

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Got a great app idea? Start here. Extract from The iPhone App Design Manual

This is an edited chapter from The iPhone App Design Manual by Dave Brown of Apposing, available now. Defining the App’s Primary Task Some of the most important work when designing your application happens before you even put pen to paper. The only way […]

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New Deal(s) for eBooks

Ilex’s fast-growing instant eBook downloads site has had a great year, with many thousands of satisfied customers. We’re making changes and improvements all the time, and the latest is the addition of a new Deals page where you can quickly and easily find current […]

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Teaser! Teaser! Look what we’ve got for you…

Here’s something rather beautiful to celebrate the arrival of the sun. And to whet your appetite for one of our most keenly anticipated summer fun books… how many locations can you identify? If you like this glimpse of The 1000 Dot to Dot Book: […]

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Ship docks, favourite titles now back in stock, at long last…

… it’s always frustrating to be out of stock, but it’s not the worst problem to have. It means, of course, that your books are popular, and that bookstores and readers are reacting well to them. We’ve been running on empty with a few […]

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Daniela Bowker’s 10 compositional rules for great photos

Ilex readers will recognise Daniela Bowker as the author of best-selling Surreal Photography and as the editor of the popular photo-blogging site Photocritic. In her forthcoming book, Social Photography, Daniela shows you how to make your smartphone photos stand out – guiding you through taking, […]

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