Somekind™ is an independent book publisher founded in 2020 by Vaughan Mossop and Simon Davis during the coronavirus pandemic (and subsequent lockdown) as a way to keep Australian hospitality venues alive and creatives busy.
Barely a year old, Somekind™ has already travelled across the Pacific to Los Angeles, with the Take away Los Angeles series curated by the owners of local cookbook shop, Now Serving. In Spring 2021, Somekind is set to launch in Japan, starting with the Take away Tokyo series curated by editors of the Tokyo-based online food and drink publication, APPETITE.
At Somekind™, we think it’s only fair that our authors take the majority of the profit, with the proceeds split between ALL our creative contributors. We strongly believe in the importance of community – in its ability to enrich and transform our lives, to lift us up and make us into something so much more than we would be if we stood alone. And that starts here.
We also believe in the environment, so we’ll be avoiding using any fancy finishes on our books that might render them less than 100% recyclable. After all, the last thing the earth needs is any more unnecessary damage done to it, right?
But above all else, our promise is to make good books for good people.
And to keep telling interesting stories.