TEMPUS PUBLISHING & THE HISTORY PRESS
Given that Mark’s maritime books have been published by Tempus, following the disappearance of the original Tempus Publishing website there was some concern as to what had happened to the publishing company. Another question was to whether upcoming books - such as the Aquitania book - would still be published. Following the recent acquisition of the Tempus Publishing imprint by The History Press Ltd., this note is intended to offer some clarification regarding the present situation (as of early 2008).
The fact of the matter is that Tempus Publishing was recently acquired by The History Press Ltd., and the existing titles - along with all the upcoming books - have been transferred as of December 2007. Therefore there is no cause for concern, as the titles have merely been transferred to the new company. The situation is explained below, in extracts from a recent letter sent to authors by Tony Morris, Chief Executive of The History Press Ltd. [confidential material removed].