About us

From the humble beginnings in Pembrokeshire in 1991, when Miles and Linda Cowsill took the bold decision to strike out on their own, Lily Publications has rapidly evolved into something of a unique organisation.

Now based near Ramsey, the company is not only producing an impressive and expanding portfolio of high-quality books, as befits a leading Island publishing house, it is also making available its full range of creative services concept, design, photography, writing, editing, proofreading and production to companies and organisations both on Island and across the UK.

The specialist skills acquired in bringing the business this far embraced the whole spectrum of promotional and PR communications, including brochures and tailormade bespoke books for clients and custom in-flight style magazines.

For more than a decade Lily Publications were entrusted to create and produce the Isle of Man Holiday Guide up until 2007. In addition to undertaking work for various government departments on the Isle of Man, Lily Publications are retained by P&O Ferries, Brittany Ferries, Irish Ferries and Network Rail to undertake work for their organisations.

Lily Publications not only publish under their own imprint but are also wholesalers for other book publishers on the Isle of Man. We  also sell a wide range of postcards and calendars featuring the Isle of Man.

Ferry Publications, under its parent company Lily Publications, has been involved in a number of distinctive worldwide maritime titles and continue to do so.  For further details of books produced by Ferry Publications visit www.ferrypubs.co.uk.




Miles Cowsill

Managing Director


+44 (0) 1624 898446

Linda Cowsill

Finance Director


+44 (0) 1624 898446

Nicola Green

Book & Distribution Manager


+44 (0) 1624 898446

Pat Leatherbarrow

Book Representative


+44 (0) 7624 464529

Tim Cowsill


Nicola Cowsil