Matador has established itself as a leading player in the market at the quality end of self-publishing (and is listed by The Independent Publishing Magazine as the best self-publishing company out of over 80 assessed). Matador publishes around 500 new titles per year. In 2013 Troubador started the annual Self-Publishing Conference at the University of Leicester, in its ninth year in 2023.

In 2015 Troubador acquired The Book Guild Ltd, which offers mainstream and partnership publishing options, and has since expanded the company’s publishing programme to 130 titles a year. The company employs 25 full time staff at its Market Harborough facility, and numerous freelance editors and illustrators.

The company aims to provide authors with a range of publishing options, with an emphasis on quality of production, marketing, distribution and customer service. We pride ourselves on offering good honest advice based on many years of experience in the publishing industry. We always welcome prospective or current authors at our offices by appointment.

Troubador’s purpose-built office space includes fully-equipped meeting rooms, a large meeting space used to host a series of writing and publishing events