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Biteback Publishing

Biteback Publishing is a British publisher based in London concentrating mainly on political titles. It was incorporated, as a private limited company with share capital, in 2009.[2] It is jointly owned by its managing director Iain Dale[3] and by Michael Ashcroft's Political Holdings Ltd,[4][2] and has published several of Ashcroft's books including Call Me Dave, his controversial 2015 biography of David Cameron.[5]

Biteback Publishing
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Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationLondon
DistributionMarston Book Services (UK)
Consortium Book Sales & Distribution (US)
NewSouth Books (Australia)
Pansing Distribution (Singapore)[1]
Publication typesBooks
ImprintsThe Robson Press

Other titles include Out in the Army. My Life as a Gay Soldier (2013) by James Wharton,[6]The Left's Jewish Problem (2016) and Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World (2017) by investigative journalist James Ball.[7]

Biteback's author roster includes Andrew Adonis, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Roger Bannister, John Bercow, Conrad Black, Gyles Brandreth, Elkie Brooks, Thom Brooks, Liam Byrne, Alastair Campbell, Chapman Pincher, Ann Clwyd, Michael Crick, Barry Cryer, Edwina Currie, David Davis, Angela Eagle, Nigel Farage, Norman Fowler, Paul Gambaccini, Charlotte Green, Peter Hain, Vince Hilaire, Ken Hom, Barbara Hosking, Lee Howey, John Hutton, Antony Jay, Stanley Johnson, Nigel Lawson, Oliver Letwin, Maureen Lipman, Caroline Lucas, Jonathan Lynn, Denis MacShane, Brian Mawhinney, Damian McBride, Michael Meacher, Austin Mitchell, Ron Moody, Bel Mooney, Jim Murphy, Airey Neave, Michael Nicholson, Jessye Norman, Isabel Oakeshott, David Owen, Matthew Parris, Priti Patel, Harvey Proctor, Vicky Pryce, Mike Read, Malcolm Rifkind, Geoffrey Robertson, Nick Ross, Andrew Sachs, Bernie Sanders, Gillian Shephard, Jacqui Smith, Michael Spicer, Sean Spicer, Elizabeth Truss, David Waddington, Nigel West and Michael Winner.

Around 20% of its sales are ebooks.[8]


  1. ^ "Sales & rights | Biteback Publishing". Retrieved 2017-11-15.
  2. ^ a b "Biteback Publishing Limited". Endole. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  3. ^ Wharton, James. "Biting Back". authoright. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  4. ^ Pickard, Jim (31 March 2015). "Lord Ashcroft retires from House of Lords". Financial Times. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Michael Ashcroft". Biteback Publishing. Retrieved 26 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Out In The Army My Life as a Gay Soldier by James Wharton". Retrieved 16 January 2019.
  7. ^ Onwuemezi, Natasha. "Investigation into post-truth to Biteback". The Bookseller. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  8. ^ Dale, Iain. "BITEBACK PUBLISHING IS FIVE YEARS OLD". Iain Dale's blog. Retrieved 27 November 2015.

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