About Us

Who Are We?

Since 2006, Singing Dragon has been dedicated to publishing ground-breaking resources and building relationships between our brilliant authors and valued communities, which has resulted in many market-leading texts on acupuncture, Chinese medicine, yoga and yoga therapy, nutrition, bodywork and more complementary health fields. We have been honoured to connect you (our readers) with leading experts in multi-disciplinary fields, to build relationships between practitioner and student and layperson and professional, and to expand access to complementary health modalities to audiences across the globe.

What our readers say about our books

"Singing Dragon diligently provides meaningful books of exceptional quality that significantly contribute to the betterment of health and lead to more compassionate living."
 CT Holman, author of Treating Emotional Trauma with Chinese Medicine and more

"I have definitely made the right decision to work with Singing Dragon as publisher. Everyone in the team is friendly, helpful and easy to communicate with. Everything is very well organized and highly professional."
– Sabine Schmitz, author of Treating Psoriasis with Chinese Herbal Medicine and more

"Working with this dedicated group of professionals has been truly rewarding."
– Gail Parker, author of Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma and more

Award-Winning Publisher

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A Brief History

  • Jessica Kingsley Publishers is founded

    Pledging to be a publisher that produces ‘books that make a difference’, JKP begins the journey focusing on social sciences, higher education and behavioural sciences.

  • An imprint of JKP, 'Singing Dragon' is founded

    SD starts its life empowering expert communities in 2006, publishing its first titles in 2008 with a focus on acupuncture, Chinese medicine and martial arts.

  • Spark in the Machine publishes

    Spark in the Machine by Daniel Keown, a seminal Chinese medicine text published in 2014. This book has now sold over 43k copies in all formats.

  • Really Strange series launched

    Pain is Really Strange published in a collaboration between Steve Haines and artist Sophie Standing. This was followed by Trauma in 2015, Anxiety in 2018, and Touch in 2021 and a beautiful boxset of all four in 2022.

  • Yoga and yoga therapy list is started

    Over the years we have expanded into bodywork, aromatherapy, nutrition, fertility and birth and in some general wellbeing categories.

  • JKP joins Hachette

    30 years after being founded, JKP is bought by Hachette, enabling it to extend its reach to readers and offer more opportunities for staff.

  • SD celebrates its 15th Anniversary

    Singing Dragon celebrates 15 years of inspiring, empowering, and connecting expert communities with a virtual, cross-disciplinary, professional event series.

  • Handspring is Acquired

    JKP acquires Handspring, the leading professional publisher of evidence-based educational and reference books in the manual therapy, bodywork and movement therapy fields; it operates under Singing Dragon.