|Troubador Publishing Ltd
9 Priory Business Park,
|T: 0116 279 2299
F: 0116 279 2277
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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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 excluding 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.
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, Springer, Wiley, and many others.
In the late 1990s, the Matador self-publishing imprint was launched, along with an academic journals programme, the T2 non-fiction imprint, an Emerging Communications (EmCOST), Communication Ethics and Social Justice book imprints.
Troubador sold its academic journals to Emerald in 2008 and, until 2009, ran the journal editorial offices for several CUP, CRL Publishing and Elsevier journals. Since 2009, we have expanded again, moving out of journal publishing and building on our own book publishing programmes.
Our Matador self-publishing imprint has gone from strength to strength, and is now widely recognized as the UK’s leading self-publishing services supplier. Troubador launched the quarterly Self-Publishing Magazine in 2006, and started the annual Self-Publishing Conference in 2012.
The company moved to its current offices in Kibworth in September 2010, 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. In 2015 we acquired additional warehousing premises next to our existing building.
In 2014, Troubador started the Indie-Go services website for independent authors, and in mid-2015 purchased The Book Guild Ltd, which it runs as a separate company.
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-site parking, and Kibworth has lots of good restaurants and pubs if you fancy making a day of it!
From L to R, Back Row: Rachel Gregory, Megan Lockwood-Jones, Amy Cooke, Jeremy Thompson, Sarah Taylor, Rob Warner, Dan Norris, Sam Copson; Middle Row: Jack Wedgbury, Chelsea Taylor, Hannah Virk, Lauren Lewis, Alice Graham, Jasmin Elliott, Hannah Stewart, Katherine Ward; Front Row: Sian Orrell, Morgan Langford, Becky Millar, Jennifer Parker, Jane Rowland, 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