Legend Times Group - Funding Support

Legend Times is an independent group of UK publishing companies, with a shared aim to shake up the book world, innovate and inspire. Legend Times operates through four brands:


Legend Press Publishing


Legend Press is an independent publishing company set-up in 2005 by then 25-year-old Tom Chalmers and has been shortlisted for numerous awards. Backed by an international sales, licensing and acquisitions network, it now publishes around 30 titles per year focused on literary, women's, historical and crime fiction.


Legend Business - Business Books


Legend Business is a leading business book publisher with a focus on comprehensive guides for entrepreneurs, SMEs and large organisations. Working in association with Governments and other key partners, areas of expertise include cybersecurity, intellectual property and guides on doing business in the United Kingdom.






Paperbooks initially published fiction works but since 2012 has been a non-fiction publishing company. It has published a wide range of non-fiction including cookery, memoir, travel, political and social writing.


New Generation Publishing 


New Generation Publishing was created in 2009 as part of award-winning independent book publisher Legend Press. New Generation became a company in its own right in 2011, offering an increased support, marketing and promotional team – one that could not just help authors become published but also help them market promote and sell their books. A dedicated team was employed to see the authors through production so that we did not become another online publisher – we welcome authors through the door to meet us and we in turn travel to meet them. We also realised that pricing our books in-line with traditional publishers, while competitors price their books so high that their authors have no chance of selling any was fundamental to our authors achieving the success their books deserve.



Charlesworth Business Growth Services has know Tom for a number of years through a relationship between a successfully exited business of Tom's (IPR Licensing) and Charlesworth Publishing Services. We are excited to be working with Tom in the wider Legend Times group.