Zymurgy Publishing makes non-fiction push

<p>Newcastle-based indie Zymurgy Publishing is moving into children&#39;s non-fiction publishing with the launch of its first title,<em> Monster Hunting: An Adventurer&#39;s Handbook</em>, later this month. <br /><br />Martin Ellis, who runs the company, said the move came after last year&#39;s success with <em>The Little Book of Jokes for Kids of all Ages </em>and was encouraged by the relative buoyancy of the children&#39;s market.<br /><br />Ellis was contacted by author Alvin Nicholas earlier this year. &quot;My reaction was that this was just the sort of book I enjoyed as a child,&quot; he said.</p><p>The title, which includes details on real &lsquo;monsters&#39; such as the Komodo Dragon, is an &pound;8.99 hardback and is aimed at children aged nine years plus. Further titles will follow should this prove a success. </p>