Version House

Version House

We make digital books. Our focus is on creating and distributing works of poetry and fiction. We develop, publish and distribute our own publications, and also offer digital publishing services to a wide range of clients.


Version House publishes books in the genres of art, literature and poetry. We make books in whatever format we feel is best suited for the content, and usually make them available for free either online or through commercial distributors.


We’ve worked with a number of clients ranging from individuals to larger institutions. Our services include consulting for ebook related projects, design and development of ebooks and ebook software, as well as architechting online platforms for digital reading.


Our Books

Having spent some time making other peoples’ books, we began publishing our own material in 2012. We work together with artists, authors and designers to develop books that take advantage of the growing potential of the digital medium. Most of what’s here you can either read online or download for free.


‘VALUES’ : General Fine Arts Issue 1, vol. 2

Please join us for the long-awaited release of “Values”, the first issue in the second volume of newly redesigned General Fine Arts, edited by Tom Clark, and “Real state”, a publication by Asta Meldal Lynge.

Tuesday 8th March, 6—9 pm
8pm Video Reading by manuel arturo abreu

& presentation by Anna Zett

AM London
All Hallows Church, 10 Copperfield Street, Southwark SE1 0EL
(Nearest tube stations: Southwark and Borough)

Facebook EVENT

General Fine Arts Vol 2 Issue 1, “Values”, was brought together around the two themes of value and values — its inadequacies, and how it persists in the shapes it does. Not so much to address or as some sort of salve for some crisis in value — even though the feudalisation of wealth, privatisation of the “public,” or collapse of the entities that underwrote it might tempt this — but to invite contributions that come into contact and proximity with one another in questioning the value in crisis; in the abstraction and separateness of value; and to instead find what is valuable in claiming against these categorisations. The issue brings together a number of texts, images and audio that each figure a response to, or make a claim amongst this.

General Fine Arts Issue 1, Vol. 2 ‘Values’ contributors: William Kherbek, John Hill, Imran Perretta, Marina Vishmidt, Anna Zett, Vincent Para, Eleanor Ivory Weber, Josefin Wikström, Martin Kohout, Nina Wakeford and Lily Keal, Beatrice Loft Schulz, Adam Gallagher, Alexandra Symons Sutcliffe, Jaakko Pallasvuo, Leila Kozma, Karisa Senavitis and Kevin O’Neill, Owen Parry, Malin Arnell, Kajsa Dahlberg, Johanna Gustavsson, Laura Guy and Fia-Stina Sandlund, Kalliope Maria Nagy and manuel arturo abreu.


City of God

Please join us for the launch of City of God, Saturday September 27th from 8pm at BHQFU for an evening of readings by:

Edward Shenk
Eileen Myles
Harry Burke

City of God is a book of poems by Harry Burke and architectural renderings by Alessandro Bava. The poems are a response to the architecture, which in turn illustrates an imagined mega-church and monastery for a post-bankruptcy Detroit.

Each drawing is like a poem, and each poem is like a space in which you can live. Each reading is like a confession. Together they build a city of belief, a City of God.

City of God includes a foreword by Luna Miguel and an introduction by Pier Vittorio Aureli.

Harry Burke is a writer based in London. He has edited the poetry anthology I Love Roses When They’re Past Their Best (Test Centre, 2014).

Alessandro Bava is the director of Bava and Sons, an architecture office based in London. He is also the editor of the ecology zine ECOCORE, and curator of the AIRBNB Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014.

Please visit Version House at this years NY Art Book Fair, Booth N39, at MoMA PS1


Version House Tells All on KNOW WAVE Radio

Tune in to KNOW WAVE internet radio ( on Friday, September 26th from 13h to 15h EST for a riveting exposé on digital publishing, an interview with poet Harry Burke, and a panoply of sonic assortments by YYAA.


Version House at the NYABF

We’re excited to be at the New York Art Book Fair this year, and to be sharing a table with YYAA. Drop by booth N39 at MoMA PS1 if you’re in NY to get some books and exciting GEAR!

September 26–28, 2014
Preview: Thursday, September 25, 6-9pm


General Fine Arts Issue 3 Volume 1

General Fine Arts Issue 3, Vol. 1 will be launched live on Berlin Community Radio, 20:00–22:00 CEST. Contributions by, and maybe even radio play with:

Harm van den Dorpel
Felix Riemann
Cheyanne Turions
Anna Szaflarski
Bitsy Knox
Harry Burke
Susanna Browne
Spoox Audiozine
Karl Holmqvist
No Bra
Steven Warwick


General Fine Arts Issue 2 Volume 1

General Fine Arts launches Issue 2, Vol. 1. Hosted by Sandy Brown, Berlin. Presentations and screenings by:

Juliana Huxtable
Elvia Wilk
Cameron Irving
Olivia Dunbar
Linda Spjut


General Fine Arts Issue 1 Volume 1

Join us Saturday, September 21st, at Cleopatra’s for the inaugural launch of General Fine Arts, during which will be performances by:

Kayla Guthrie
Erika Landström
Hanne Lippard
Sean Monahan


Agora Panel Discussion

Please join us Friday, July 12th for a panel discussion about art and publishing. Panelists include John Holten (Broken Dimanche Press), Hanne Lippard, Maxwell Simmer (Version House Digital Publications) and Alexis Zavialoff (Motto Distribution).

The discussion will be begin at 20h, and is hosted at AGORA, Mittelweg 50, in Berlin.


The Meadow

Join us for the launch of The Meadow, an artist-book by Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, on the occasion of Matthew’s Secret.

The vernissage and eArtist-Book will be at Galerie van Gelder,
Planciusstraat 9-A,
1013 MD, NL
zaterdag, 25 mei
17.00–19.00 uur


Patagonia and Sugar Poems Hell

Join us at Smaragd Bar at 21h for the launch of Alex Turgeon’s new book, PATAGONIA. Poetry readings by Alex Turgeon and Maxwell Simmer. DJs 2Blessed and Gottfried.