Boatwhistle was established by Hamish Ironside and Mike Fell in 2015 with the aim of publishing singular books for singular readers. We uphold impeccable production and editorial standards in making our books available to customers worldwide at affordable prices. We are not exactly non-profit, but we are so unlikely to ever make a profit that we might as well be. In other words, we are in it for the sheer love of it.

HamishHamish was born in Reading in January 1971. A book of his haiku, Our Sweet Little Time, appeared from Iron Press in 2009. In 2012 one of his haiku won the British Haiku Awards. His longer poems have appeared in publications such as Poetry Review, P N Review, The Rialto, The Guardian and Parnassus. With Roddy Lumsden, he co-edited the Anvil New Poets 3 anthology in 2001. He lives in Teddington and works as a freelance editor. With Mike Fell, he is co-founder of Boatwhistle.
MikeMike is an energy researcher and lapsed publisher. He worked for seven years at Earthscan, the last four of which were spent commissioning books on sustainable energy. He liked the subject so much that he went to do a PhD in it. Boatwhistle means he hasn’t left publishing entirely behind him. In his spare time he makes pictures out of old cassette tapes.