Mark Fletcher

Mark Fletcher – Designer

I am a freelance book production manager and publisher specialising in illustrated art books.


I have been working in illustrated publishing since the late 1980s, having first worked at Phaidon Press as an editor. Since that time I have edited, produced, commissioned and published books with many other leading illustrated book publishers, including Mitchell Beazley, Scala Books, Merrell Publishers, Thames & Hudson and Laurence King. Most recently I was Publisher at Quintessence, a leading co-edition publisher at Quarto, where I was responsible for a $6 million business, creating and selling new titles to leading publishers in the US, UK and Australia. Clients included HarperCollins, Rizzoli, Allen & Unwin, Octopus, Simon & Schuster, Barron's, Australian Geographic, National Geographic, Monicelli Press, Abrams. Alongside my freelance work I run a book publisher, 8 Books Ltd, which I founded in 2004.
Architecture Art Design History Home & Garden Music Nature Photography Sports & Outdoors Writing & Publishing
  • Garden Writers’ Guild Inspirational Gardening Book of the Year 2000
  • Illustrated Sports Book of the Year 2004
  • Shortlisted Illustrated Sports Book of the Year 2013
  • Shortlisted Garden Writer's Guild Inspirational Gardening Book of the Year 2014

Work experience


May, 2015 — Present

I specialise in producing and publishing illustrated books on a wide range of subjects, but with particular specialisms in making books on design, gardening, photography, art and sport.

Quintessence Editions (Quarto Group)

Aug, 2011 — May, 2015 (over 3 years)

Eight Books Ltd

Jun, 2004 — Present

Mitchell Beazley

Jun, 1999 — Jul, 2001 (about 2 years)

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Elvira D.

Elvira D.

Nov, 2016

Mark was easy to communicate with. He gave concrete advise and was very helpful.

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