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Dickimaw Books is a small independent publishing company. It was set up in 2012 by Dr Nicola L. C. Talbot and is based in Norfolk, England. The company specialises in LaTeX textbooks, crime fiction and children's illustrated fiction. (No unsolicited manuscripts accepted.)

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(The free resources on this site are supported by book sales and consultancy work. This means that writing and maintaining LaTeX packages and free software has to take a lower priority, so please be patient. When I update a package, I first address any open bugs. If there is a serious issue that requires an urgent upgrade, I'll upload the package to CTAN as soon as the issue has been fixed. Otherwise, I'll then address any open feature requests.)

Recent News

2014-04-04
Update: LaTeX package glossaries v4.07 released (minor bug fixes).
2014-03-12
Update: LaTeX package glossaries v4.06 released.
2014-03-10
Jarrolds department store in Norwich are now stocking The Foolish Hedgehog and Quack, Quack, Quack. Give My Hat Back!
2014-03-07
Update: LaTeX package glossaries v4.04 released.
2014-02-03
Update: LaTeX package datatool v2.20 released.
2014-02-01
New large-order discount code for use in the Dickimaw Books Store.
2014-01-20
Update: LaTeX package glossaries v4.03 released.
2014-01-17
Updated and moved Creating a LaTeX Minimal Example to this site.
Update: LaTeX package datatool v2.19 released.
2013-12-09
LaTeX package FAQS now using a searchable database.
2013-12-05
Update: LaTeX package glossaries v4.02 released.
2013-11-30
Crime short story ebook "I've Heard the Mermaid Sing" published.
2013-11-17
Book launch of "Quack, Quack, Quack. Give My Hat Back!" and "Cuac, Cuac, Cuac. ¡Devuélveme mi sombrero ya!"
2013-11-16
glossaries FAQ updated.
Update: LaTeX package glossaries v4.01 released.
2013-11-14
New (hopefully now stable!) glossaries version 4.0.
2013-11-12
New experimental glossaries version 3.14a.
2013-11-05
Crime short story ebook "I've Heard the Mermaid Sing" now available for pre-order.
New experimental glossaries version 3.13a.
2013-10-18
New online store now open.
2013-10-17
Update: LaTeX package jmlr v1.18 released.
New experimental glossaries version 3.12a.
2013-10-15
New experimental glossaries version 3.11a.
2013-10-13
New experimental glossaries version 3.10a.
Added "Watch This Report" section to bug report tracker.
Added "Watch This Request" section to feature request tracker.
2013-10-12
New UK academic institution bulk order form for LaTeX for Complete Novices and Using LaTeX to Write a PhD Thesis.
2013-10-09
New experimental glossaries version 3.09a.
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What's In a Name?

I often get asked where does the name "Dickimaw" come from, so I thought I'd add a note about it here. I moved to Norfolk in the mid 1990s, but although I wasn't bred and born here I can claim to have a few drops (albeit very diluted) of Norfolk blood as my maternal grandfather's maternal grandfather was a Yarmouth man. Anyway, I have become very fond of the place and joined the Friends of Norfolk Dialect. I wanted to choose a name that was somehow inspired by Norfolk. There are lots of Canary this and Wherry thats around, so instead I thought about the Norfolk expression "Heh yar fa’r got a dickey, bor?" and decided to merge the last two words, but an Internet search showed up quite a few hits for that, so I changed the masculine "bor" to the feminine "maw". Hence Dickimaw. Dew yew keep a' troshin!
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