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In Our Own Words


"If you’ve got something to say write a Tweet.

If you’ve got something to share write a blog.

If you’ve got something to change write a book"

Ian Gilbert, Independent Thinking


Over the last two decades we have written some of the best-selling educational books in the country. 

And redefined the nature of books for teachers and school leaders in the process.

With award-winning titles including Ian Gilbert's The Little Book of Thunks, recipient of the Society of Author's inaugural Educational Writers' Award to Hywel Roberts' Oops! Helping Children Learn Accidentally, winner of the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Education Book Award at the British Book Design and Production Awards and finalist in the Education Resources Awards for the Best Educational Book to Jim Smith's The Lazy Teacher's Handbook, also a finalist in the Education Resources Awards in the Educational Book Award category and, most recently, Juliet Robertson's Messy Maths, a Gold Winner in the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards in the education category.

And then there are our collaborative books, such as the two Big Books of Independent Thinking, and our most recent one, The Working Class, a vast tome, described as a 'game changer' when it comes to teaching and supporting children from our most deprived socio-economic backgrounds.

All our books are available in e-format but, we have to say, there is nothing like the smell and feel of a brand-new book in your hands is there.

And we can help you in a couple of ways when it comes to saving money too.

1. If you like the look of one or more of our titles and would like to buy a few for your staff or students, then we can always negotiate you a great bulk-buy deal. Just get in touch via the details below.

2. Also, if you'd rather buy your Independent Thinking Press books direct from the publisher, we've negotiated you a special 20% off deal with free UK postage. Have a look at the Independent Thinking Press website, choose what you want, then email us with your contact details and Crown House, who distribute our books, will get in touch to seal the deal. It's a little long winded we know and a new website is on the horizon where this can all be done online but, hey, 20% and free postage is a pretty good deal all the same.

Words can change worlds and we are very proud of the world-changing words you'll find in all our books.


Make a booking, ask a question or just say hello.

Give us a call on +44 (0)1267 211432, drop us a line at or hit the button.

Our office in lovely West Wales will then get in touch before you can say 'meddylwyr annibynnol'.