Managing Director

Jeremy Thompson,
Managing Director

Jeremy has worked in publishing for over 25 years, in editorial and production roles for various publishers. He founded Troubador in 1996, publishing book lists in various subjects. In 2000 Troubador launched the Matador self-publishing imprint. Jeremy recently gained his pilot’s license and flies a light aeroplane, when the weather allows.



EBooks

Rachel Gregory,
Ebook Programme Manager


Rachel has an English degree and a Creative Writing MA from the University of Southampton. She worked in administrative roles before joining Troubador in November 2012. She enjoys reading, writing, running and socialising.



Chelsea Taylor,
Ebook Assistant


Chelsea recently graduated from the University of Leicester with a degree in English. In her spare time she enjoys reading, going out with friends and playing the guitar.



Production


Jennifer Liptrot,
Production Manager


Jen studied for four years at the University of York graduating with a BA in English Language and Linguistics and an MSc in Forensic Speech Science. She lived in Australia for nine months within a year out travelling around the world. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, writing, reading and playing the piano.



Amy Cooke, Senior Production Controller

Amy graduated from the University of Salford in 2007 with a degree in Journalism and English. In her spare time she enjoys reading, swimming, jewellery making and watching live music. She joined Troubador in 2008.




Amy Statham,
Production Controller


Amy studied English Literature at De Montfort University, where she recently obtained a First Class Honours degree. In her spare time she enjoys shopping, reading and meeting up with friends.




Naomi Green,
Production Controller


Naomi joined Troubador in 2013 after graduating in English from the University of Leicester, with a year abroad spent in Heidelberg, Germany. In her spare time Naomi enjoys travelling, reading and playing Ultimate Frisbee.



Rosie Grindrod, Production Admin Assistant

Rosie graduated from the University of Exeter in 2011 with a degree in Drama. She worked various roles in hotel management and magazine writing before joining Troubador in 2013. When she isn't at yoga, knitting club or vintage shopping, you will find her happily reading, drawing or baking.

Operations Director

Jane Rowland, Operations Director

Jane joined Troubador after leaving university in 1999. She has worked in a variety of roles within the company, including Director for Academic Publishing, Editor of The Self Publishing Magazine and Marketing Manager, before becoming the Operations Director in 2013. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, travel, growing her own veg and cooking with the end product!


Marketing

Sarah Taylor, Marketing Manager

Sarah joined Troubador in 2010 shortly after graduating from De Monfort University with a degree in English and Journalism. She is also the Editor of The Self Publishing Magazine. In her spare time she enjoys reading, swimming and baking.




Alice Graham
Marketing Controller


Alice graduated from the University of Sheffield with a degree in English Language and Linguistics. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, reading, travelling and socialising.



Samantha Kimber,
Marketing Administration Assistant

Samantha has background in horticulture, but has recently completed a Customer Services level 3 and CIM Certificate in Marketing. In her spare time she likes reading, baking and knitting.



Editorial


Lauren Lewis,
Editorial Manager


Lauren joined Troubador in 2011 after studying journalism at the University of Lincoln. In her spare time she enjoys reading, socialising and cooking.



Charles Wheeler,
Editorial Assistant

Charles joined Troubador in 2015 after studying Writing Contemporary Fiction at Southampton Solent University and a Master’s degree in Modern Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Leicester. In his spare time he enjoys writing and performing poetry, refereeing professional wrestling and caring for his six pet rats.



Distribution


Sam Copson, Distribution Manager

Sam spent ten years working in manufacturing, undertaking several roles from project management to warehouse supervisor, before joining Troubador in 2010. In his spare time he likes painting and cross country running.




Megan Lockwood-Jones, Reception

Megan joined Troubador in 2013 after finishing her A-Levels at Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College in Leicester. Whilst at college she worked part-time in a call centre. In her spare time she enjoys socialising, going to concerts and going to the gym.

Contact Troubador

Troubador Publishing Ltd
9 Priory Business Park,
Wistow Road,
Kibworth Beauchamp,
Leicester
LE8 0RX
T: 0116 279 2299
F: 0116 279 2277

Email: enquiries@troubador.co.uk

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Troubador Offices and Warehouse
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Payments to Troubador

If you wish to make a payment to Troubador for an invoice that has been issued, as a deposit or payment for services, then you can do so in the ways outlined below. (If you are ordering books in our online bookshop then payment is taken at the bookshop's checkout as part of the ordering process.) Payment by electronic bank transfer is preferred as that involves no bank fees to you or us, so in order or payment preference:

Bank transfer: payments may be arranged by bank transfer to our bank. Our bank details are as given on your invoice, or please request these from us by emailing books@troubador.co.uk. Note that if you make an international payment to us then any bank charges from your bank should not be passed on to us. Please give your name or invoice number as reference.

Debit card: payment by debit card may be made either by telephone (please call Reception) or via our online payment portal (see below). 

PayPal: payments may be made online through your PayPal account if you have one, or you can pay online by credit or debit card this way even if you don't have a PayPal account. Please ensure that you give your name or invoice number as a reference when making your payment. If you wish to pay via PayPal through your own PayPal account, then our PayPal account is in the name books@troubador.co.uk.

Cheque: cheques should be made payable to Troubador Publishing Ltd and sent to us at the address above. Please quote your invoice number if you have one, or make it clear what the payment is for in some other way. Note that cheques can take up to a week to clear, so payment received in this way may cause a delay.

Credit card: please telephone with card details if you wish to pay by credit card. Do not email card details for security reasons. We accept all major credit cards including American Express. Note that credit card payments for amounts over £1000 are subject to a 4% surcharge to cover the large credit card company fees involved; debit card payments or payment by bank transfer or cheque do not carry any surcharge.

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The Company

Troubador has been publishing books since the late 1980s. The company was first founded as University Texts, changing to Troubador Publishing Ltd in 1997 when the publishing focus expanded. The Troubador Italian Studies books series started in 1990, and has become established as the UK’s leading books list in this area.

During the early 1990s, the company concentrated on trade publishing for major international STM publishers such as Cambridge University Press, Elsevier Science BV, Wiley, and numerous others.

Rapid expansion in the late 1990s has taken place in the publishing of books with the Matador self-publishing imprint, an academic journals programme, the t-2 books imprint, and the Emerging Communications (EmCOST), Communication Ethics and Social Justice books imprints.

Troubador sold its academic journals to Emerald in 2008 and, until 2009, we ran the journal editorial offices for several CUP, CRL Publishing and Elsevier Science journals. Since 2009, we have expanded again, moving out of journal publishing and building on our book publishing programmes.

Our Matador Self-Publishing imprint goes from strength to strength (we are now recommended in the ‘Writers’ and Artists’ yearbook’), and Troubador’s own book series are also growing with two series launching in 2009, Troubador Storia (a series of translated fiction) and Communication and Social justice.

The company moved to its current offices in Kibworth Beauchamp in May 2009, having outgrown our previous offices. The move has brought administration, editorial, design and dispatch into the same premises as well as giving us larger pick and pack facilities and better meeting facilities.

We always welcome prospective or current authors at our offices, which are located in a very accessible village between Market Harborough and Leicester (both of which are served by good rail links). There is plenty of on-road parking, and Kibworth has lots of good restaurants and pubs if you fancy making a day of it!


From left to right. Back row: Amy Cooke, Megan Lockwood-Jones, Sam Copson, Samantha Kimber, Jeremy Thompson, Sarah Taylor, Jennifer Liptrot, Naomi Green, Rachel Gregory. Front row: Amy Statham, Charles Wheeler, Jane Rowland, Alice Graham, Chelsea Taylor, Lauren Lewis, Rosie Grindrod



Troubador, the Environment and Privacy

We are all too aware that publishing books has an impact upon the environment. The amount of waste paper that can be created during the process of creating a book is frightening. That's why we took the decision in 2004 to try to minimise the environmental impact that our company's activities have.

Since the start of 2005, all of the waste paper that we produce has been picked up and sent for recycling. In addition, it is certified as being destroyed to comply with the Data Protection Act. We are also working with our various print companies to ensure that all stocks of paper used in the manufacture of any of our books are from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified sources (see http://www.fsc.org/), in order to minimise our impact upon the environment.

Troubador Publishing is also registered with the Data Protection Registrar, so all of our clients -- be they authors, book buyers, journal or magazine subscribers -- have the assurance that their personal details will not be passed on to third party companies. We pride ourselves on ensuring that any personal information we hold is kept personal.

In addition -- despite the obvious opportunities -- we do not accept any advertising on any of our web pages, as we feel that this impinges upon the integrity of our service offering to all.

For further information on the company's environmental policy, please contact the Managing Director.



Job opportunities at Troubador

Full time vacancies at Troubador are rare. However, we use a large number of specialist freelance editors, designers, marketing specialists and other personnel as particular jobs demand. If you wish to be included on our database of freelancers, please email details to Lauren_Lewis@troubador.co.uk