Scratching Shed is a Leeds-based independent publishing company founded over a pint in Blackburn back in May 2008.
Our primary aim is to produce high-quality books inspired by aspects of northern English culture, though in recent years that brief has widened considerably to include several national and international titles and the monthly rugby league magazine Forty20. The company was founded by its current co-directors Phil Caplan and Tony Hannan, a couple of Yorkshire-based authors, journalists and occasional broadcasters. The company secretary and chief media contact is Ros Caplan. Our chief editorial consultants are Mike Latham and Professor Tony Collins.
In time, it is anticipated that the Scratching Shed footprint will extend further, while nevertheless retaining its roots in the North of England.
Scratching Shed authors are available for interview and, in many cases, live performances at events such as literature festivals. Our In League With Literature roadshow has proved particularly popular in this regard. Please contact Ros Caplan for details via this website’s contacts page.