Omnibus Press is the world’s largest specialist publisher of music-related books. It publishes around 40 new titles a year to add to a backlist of over 500 titles.
Omnibus was launched in 1976 as a general non-fiction publisher to complement the sheet music published and distributed by its parent company Music Sales Ltd.
Over the succeeding decades Omnibus has published many best-selling definitive biographies on most of pop and most of rock’s greatest superstars. Previous titles include Morrissey & Marr: The Severed Alliance by Johnny Rogan, The Dark Story of Eminem by Nick Hasted, Dear Boy: The Life Of Keith Moon by Tony Fletcher, Catch A Fire: The Life of Bob Marley by Timothy White, Little Girl Blue: The Life Of Karen Carpenter by Randy L. Schmidt, Under The Ivy: The Life & Music Of Kate Bush by Graeme Thomson, Muse: Out of this World (updated edition) by Mark Beaumont - all of which are regularly cited by magazines, fans and critics alike as being amongst the finest music artist related biographies ever published.
Omnibus also publishes lavishly produced photo books under its Vision On imprint, with books on Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stone Years, Punk, The Clash, Queen, Metallica, Oasis, The Smiths and Bob Dylan amongst others, and two books by Storm Thorgerson, the eminent album sleeve designer most famous for his work with Pink Floyd. Thorgerson’s Floyd book Mind Over Matter is now in its fourth edition.
New titles in the Omnibus range for 2016 include books on Keith Moon, The Undertones, Amy Winehouse, Queen, The Bay City Rollers, The Faces, Randy Newman, California Celebrity Vineyards, Lennon & McCartney, Thurston Moore, Jack White, Carmine Appice, David Bowie and The Smiths.