NavyBooks celebrates website re-launch with charitable pledge
Our new-look NavyBooks.com website, which hosts hundreds of naval titles and thousands of books, ranging from amateur-penned memoirs to established thought-leaders in naval history, warships and maritime warfare, is to donate 1% of all revenue to The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC) as its 2016 Charity of the Year.
New NavyBooks owner and Managing Director, Ian Whitehouse, is a former submariner who served with the Second Submarine Squadron in Plymouth and now lives in North Cornwall.
He says that the RNRMC was an obvious candidate to support because of his personal links to the Royal Navy. NavyBooks’ main customers typically also have close links to, and support for, the Royal Navy. “With the launch of the new website, and understanding our customers’ passion for the subject, we thought it was a good time to partner with The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, especially considering their support for the veteran community.”
Steve Bush, NavyBooks editor, is also a Royal Navy veteran. A communications technician he joined the Royal Navy, at HMS Raleigh, Torpoint, in 1978. On leaving the Royal Navy in 2000 he joined Maritime Books, and edits the business’ flagship magazines, such as ‘Warship World’ and ‘Warship World Pictorial’, while also writing books and supporting the venture’s authors and contributors.
NavyBooks is a new 2016 Cornish publishing venture building on a previous publishing business ‘Maritime Books’. Based in Liskeard it is a specialist naval publisher and bookseller. It publishes two magazines ‘Warship World’ and ‘Warship World Pictorial’ as well as books about the Royal Navy. Its annual publication ‘British Warships and Auxiliaries’ details every ship in the Royal Navy and was first published in 1979; it has not missed a year since. NavyBooks also operates an on-line retail business, with 100s of titles and 1,000s of books, selling to the general public and trade customers from its website: www.navybooks.com
Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity
The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity is the principal charity of the Royal Navy. It exists to support sailors, marines and their families, for life.
Since 2007 it has funded projects and facilities that boost morale for those who serve today. It also distributes millions of pounds annually to military charities who care for the children, families and veterans of the Naval Service.
For more information on The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, call 023 9387 1520 or visit www.rnrmc.org.uk.