About Us

We publish books for scientists, conservationists, ecologists, wildlife enthusiasts – anyone with a passion for understanding and exploring the natural world. Working closely with authors and organisations we are publishing books which:


  • Deliver cutting-edge knowledge, published rapidly in traditional and eBook formats.
  • Promote best-practice in research techniques and management methods.
  • Encourage and assist practical wildlife investigation and field exploration.
  • Bridge the gap between scientific theory and practical implementation.
  • Share wildlife experiences.
  • Promote taxonomic and identification skills.
  • Highlight the use of technology in science and wildlife exploration.


Pelagic | pɪˈladʒɪk | relating to the open sea. Via the Latin pelagicus, derived from the Greek pelagikos, itself from pélagos (πέλαγος), which means 'deep or open sea'.

Company Information

Pelagic Publishing is a limited company registered in England and Wales (company number 07276651).

20-22 Wenlock Road, London N1 7GU, UK.

VAT registration: GB996639443.

A Brief History of Pelagic Publishing

Pelagic Publishing Ltd was founded in 2010 by Nigel Massen to tackle the lack of practical books available on ecology and conservation.