Earth Island Books is an independent book publisher. 

We work with a punk rock ethic which has resulted in a varied catalogue of wonderful titles on alternative subjects.

We publish genre defining books and for us, quality is more important than quantity.

We are incredibly proud of our publications and of the authors with whom we work. 

Working alongside Engineer Records, an independent alternative record label with over 300 rocking releases,

EarthIslandBooks has produced some compelling reads ranging from fiction to music to history.

There's some really exciting new titles lined up. Take a look, get in touch!


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Tim Cundle 

Tim Cundle stumbled into the punk scene sometime in the mid 1980s and his life has never been the same. Having worked as a riflery instructor and drug counsellor and studied both English Literature and Behavioural Science at University, he decided his career lay down a different path and, having written for the local newspaper since he was 15, did what most aspiring writers do. He became a journalist.

Currently the editor of Mass Movement magazine, he has also contributed to, and written for, Doctor Who magazine, Big Cheese, Fracture and many other publications. 

After singing with two Hardcore bands, Charlies Family Crisis and AxTxOxTx, he now considers that chapter of his life to be closed and the chances of him playing with another band are slim to non-existent. 

Tim lives in a small, sleepy Welsh village with his wife Emma and daughter Siobhan, to whom Compression, his first novel, is dedicated. 

OUR Books

Mass Movement Volume 1

by Tim Cundle

We Can Be The New Wind

by Alexandros Anesiadis

The Scene That Would Not Die

by Ian Glasper

What Would Garry Gygax Do?

by Tim Cundle

Punk Faction

BHP '91 to '95

by David Gamage


by Tim Cundle

The Lost Sons Of Penycae

by Barry Jones


Burning Britain

by Ian Glasper 


For those with a burning desire to dig deeper than The Clash and Sex Pistols to discover below-the-radar groups from the original British punk rock scene, then Burning Britain is your new Bible.


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We are always looking to work with new and established authors, so feel free to get in touch and send us a manuscript your book. If we like what we see and if we think we can work together then we will be in touch.

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07711 004558

Pickforde Lodge, Pickforde Lane, Ticehurst, East Sussex, TN5 7BN, UK

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