Medina Publishing Ltd (MPL) is a young independent publishing company with a broad range of titles for children and adults. Our mission is to educate and entertain, to foster cultural understanding (particularly between the West and the Islamic world) and to encourage respect for our planet and all its inhabitants.
From its foundation in 2009, MPL has established a reputation for high quality books on the Arabian peninsula and Islamic affairs, from academic works to illustrated children’s books and, most significantly, the Arabian horse. More recently, it has branched out into such diverse areas as biography and memoirs, cli-fi and YA, photography and politics, and – under its imprint Barzipan – romance and humour. Through its sister company, Synthetic Press based in Berlin, most titles are simultaneously produced as e-books and many have their own websites.
MPL’s directors have strong links in the UK and the Middle East and a lifetime of experience in publishing and the Arab world.