What’s an Eyrie?
Glad you asked!
Eyrie Press began life as Bird’s Nest Books, publishing children’s books and family non-fiction, but when we decided to move into more ‘grown up’ fiction, we decided we needed a more ‘grown up’ name!
To keep our theme of birds’ nests we chose Eyrie Press. An eyrie is the nest of a bird of prey, especially an eagle, built high up – an altogether more serious type of bird’s nest, with a hint of menace!
It’s pronounced like the word ‘eerie’ which means ‘strange or frightening’. Which is fitting, because we like strange and frightening 🙂
Our logo features an eagle’s head and was designed by Gemma Wells, who was the winner of our first short story competition and went on to illustrate The Music Man’s Songbook by Jon Lawrence. Gemma has since created her own children’s book, Somewhere Out There, Right Now, which was published by Ragged Bears in May 2019.
We retained Bird’s Nest Books as our children’s and family books imprint.
So now you know!