Welcome to Papillote Press

Papillote Press is a publishing house specialising in books about Dominica and by Dominicans. We publish a range of books, both fiction and non-fiction. We hope that these books reflect the culture and literary heritage of the island and make it known to a wider audience.

We are happy to consider manuscripts or ideas and would be delighted to work with anyone to develop a book. We like to like what we publish and take pride in editing, design and production.

Papillote People’s Press is a new initiative, formed in 2013. Under the umbrella of Papillote Press, it is a book production company that works with authors on their manuscripts up to delivery of books at publication. It welcomes approaches from writers of all genres. (See People’s Press on this website for further details or contact info@papillotepress.co.uk.)

Who we are

Papillote Press was launched by Polly Pattullo, a British former journalist who lives in Dominica for some months each year, and Anne Jno Baptiste, the co-owner of Papillote Wilderness Retreat, Dominica’s well-known eco-lodge and botanical gardens. We started Papillote Press after writing our book, The Gardens of Dominica. We reckoned we could publish it ourselves: and so we did. The Gardens of Dominica is now sadly out of print. But Papillote Press started then and there.

Polly Pattullo

Journalist Polly Pattullo is the co-founder of Papillote Press. She has written widely about the Caribbean, and her books include Last Resorts: the Cost of Tourism in the Caribbean, a critical assessment of the economic, environmental and cultural impacts of tourism development in the region. She is also co-author of The Gardens of Dominica and Home Again, both published by Papillote Press, and for many years worked as a journalist for the Observer newspaper and later the Guardian newspaper in London. Her book about the volcano crisis in Montserrat, Fire from the Mountain was published in 2000.

Anne Jno Baptiste

Anne Jno Baptiste is the co-owner of Dominica’s Papillote Wilderness Retreat and the co-founder of Papillote Press. A marine micro paleontologist by training and a rainforest botanist by lifelong avocation, she is executive director of the non-profit Papillote Tropical Gardens and co-author of The Gardens of Dominica.