Psychology News started on my kitchen table in 1979, because a number of psychology magazines had ceased publishing. I was contributing pieces on psychology to the New Scientist, and thought a cheap irreverent magazine might work rather than these glossy offerings.
Then, in 1981, I was commissioned to make an ITV film about Broadmoor. I wrote a book to accompany the film, but no publisher would get it out in time for the broadcast – so I published the book myself.
Twenty years later, ITV commissioned a film about the Soham murders. Kevin Wells had written a diary of the tragedy of his daughter’s death. Again, he could not find a publisher so… as before.