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Fonthill Media publishes high quality Military Interest, General & Local History, Aviation, Transport and Maritime books.

Our Best-sellers

This is a selection of some of our all-time best-sellers.

Jeff Lynne: Electric Light Orchestra - Before and After Bismarck: The Pride of the German Navy Heinrich Himmler: A Photo History of the Reichsführer-SS Schneider Trophy Seaplanes and Flying Boats: Victors, Vanquished and Visions Hans Sturm: A Soldier's Odyssey on the Eastern Front
Hitler’s Berchtesgaden: A Guide to Third Reich Sites in the Berchtesgaden and Obersalzberg Area The Prussian Princesses: The Sisters of Kaiser Wilhelm II Agnetha Fältskog: The Girl with the Golden Hair The Phantom in Focus: A Navigator’s Eye on Britain’s Cold War Warrior (paperback) The Ultimate Piston Fighters of the Luftwaffe
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Alan Sutton, FSA   -  Chief Executive

With over 40 years in the book trade Alan Sutton's name is synonymous with local interest and history publishing in the USA, UK, France, Germany, and Belgium. He has also published books in Ireland, Canada, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. Alan was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2010. His mission is to develop Fonthill Media as a leading aviation, history, military and specialist interest transatlantic publisher.

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George Kalchev   -  Art Director

George Kalchev has been involved in book publishing for over 14 years. George has been managing the typesetting and origination departments for a number of UK publishers. He currently heads the Design & New Media team at Fonthill Media.

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Jay Slater   -  Publisher

For over 20 years Jay Slater has been working in commissioning and senior commissioning positions for a number of established UK publishers. Jay is extremely enthusiastic to contribute towards Fonthill Media as the leading military, history and entertainment publisher and watch it grow and prosper. Jay's interests include aviation, military history, film and entertainment, photography and video games.

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what our authors say

John Van der Kiste - Author

Delighted with Queen Victoria and the European Empires ! Many thanks again for publishing and all your help, and here’s to success for both titles!

James Smith - Author

My name is James Smith. I'm the author of Along the Lines of Devotion. I received my author copies in and I absolutely love the book!

David Hamilton - Author

I have just received copies of my book Time Flies: Reflections of a Fighter Pilot and wish to pass on my compliments to the entire team on getting the book into print. I am absolutely delighted with the finished product - its look, its feel and the quality of the production!

Philip Keeble - Author

I am most grateful for your work in getting my book - Patrolling the Cold War Skies: Reheat Sunset - into print. It is a unique opportunity for an author to get a book published and one that I am truly pleased to have been part of.

Geoff Goodchild - Author

May I take the opportunity to thank you for accepting my book - Thor: Anatomy of a Weapon System. I am absolutely delighted with the finished product and hope that it is worthy of the faith that you have placed in it. Geoff.

Daniel Ward - Author

I am writing to offer my sincere appreciation for all the hard work the team at Fonthill have put in for the publication of Agnetha Fältskog: The Girl With The Golden Hair. I received my copies of the book last weekend, and it really is great to see it in print! The photo section looks fabulous and it really is a handsome volume.

Joe Owen - Author

I would like to thank you (and I believe I can speak for Randy) for helping make Texans at Gettysburg: Blood and Glory with Hood's Texas Brigade be published. I have received so many compliments on the style and format of the book from all over the United States, the U.K. and around the world. It is truly a book that Randy and I are proud of. Being a first time author(s) can be quite intimidating, however, thanks to your great patience, and advice, you made this a good experience for us.

William Miller - Author

I had the box of Conquest of the Atlantic: Cunard Liners of the 1950s and 1960s delivered tonight. Just WONDERFUL ... SUPERB ... GLORIOUS...CONGRATULATIONS!The book is a superb creation, beautifully produced, splendidly laid-out ...Reads so well too ...I am happy & delighted & most grateful ...

Greg Baughen - Author

I am really pleased with Blueprint for Victory - it has certainly got the thumbs up from everyone for quality/appearance/design so thanks for all your efforts. It's great that there are companies like yours that are willing to give first time authors a chance.

Tova Navarra - Author

Now, how do I put this modestly: EVERYONE LOVES THE BOOK!!!!! I am getting so much feedback already from people who want to order books, and invitations to speak and do book signings from all sorts of museums, stores, libraries, universities, etc. I can't thank you enough for accommodating my hideously long text and juggling the images so they fit. I even spoke to a highly respected graphic designer who praised the book stock and reproduction of images.