The National Trust has announced a partnership with Chrysalis Books to broaden the range of publications it produces.
Until now the National Trust has produced all its books in-house. In the new venture, the charity will publish between 10 and 14 books a year on lifestyle issues as well as heritage.
"Our current publishing capacity for general books is very small," said John Stachiewicz, commercial manager at the trust. "We intend to move towards publishing a broader range of books on subjects such as cookery, lifestyle and arts and crafts, as well as heritage and culture."