Can of Worms Enterprises Ltd
was founded in 2001 by Tobias Steed to encompass a veritable can of worms of interests both personal and professional. Incorporating:

the Can of Worms Enterprises organisation provides consulting services to publishers and other internet and over the air broadcast media companies; provides graphic design services; is now publishing titles of its own under the Can of Worms Press imprint and will be shortly publishing some children's titles under the Kids Press imprimatur and packages books under its Can of Worms Publishing umbrella.

Can of Worms Enterprises is also involved in both music and film interests.

Tobias Steed was also co-founder of Compass American Guides (now wholly owned by Fodor's Travel Publications, Random House, NY) which he and his partners sold to Random House in 1992. Following a period as Associate Publisher of Foor's and Director of New Media Tobias returned to England to work for Rupert Murdoch's News International until 1999.


Can of Worms Press is very proud to be publishing the first novel by British Comedy Award winner, Chips Hardy with illustrated plates by Palme D'Or winner, Oscar Grillo.

Each Day A Small Victory represents a new edgy genre from Can of Worms called: Rural Noir.
Read more here: EachDay A Small Victory and listen to Robert Lindsay reading a chapter, Keeping Death Off the Road.

Can of Worms has also been busy recently expanding the Graphic Shakespeare series with two new titles: Macbeth and King Lear.

And soon to be ready for Christmas, The Borough Market Cookbook: Meat and Fish written by Sarah Freeman, Sarha Leahey-Benjamin, with superb black and white duotones of the farmers and producers working in their home landscapes. The book has been designed by Catherine Dixon, lecturer at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and illustrated by Emma Lofstrom the V&A Student Illustrator of the Year 2006.



After leaving News International he wrote Hollywood Cocktails (Mitchell Beazley, UK and Willow Creek, USA) Also available in French, German, Finnish, Czech, Swedish and Japanese.

And was a featured artist on "Automatic Writing" the debut album of the Catalonian Jazz Trio: The MJ's produced by Andy Cox of The Beat and Fine Young Cannibals fame. Available on the record label.

A "Jacques of all trades", Tobias Steed also models for occasional book covers. See:

Can of Worms Consulting provides consulting services to companies and individuals in the publishing and media sector.

Consulting services include, but are not limited to: intellectual property matters, publishing programme development, premium and custom publishing, marketing and sales, distribution and other general publishing issues with a particular emphasis on small and medium sized publishing enterprises.

Recent clients include:

Oval Books
The publisher of the multi-million best selling Bluffer's Guides and Xenophobe's Guides series. Services provided range from intellectual property advice and enforcement to promotional and premium marketing as well as web site design.

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Eye Books Ltd
Tobias Steed also acts as the Chairman of Eye Books Ltd formerly TravellersEye Ltd. Publishers of books that "challenge the way people see things"

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BBC TechnoGames
Undertook a detailed analysis of the TechnoGames outreach programme on behalf of the BBC's funding partners: NESTA and the DTI.

BBC World Service Trust
Can of Worms worked with the BBC WST in Abuja, Nigeria to create a legacy publication celebrating its enormous achievement in the VOICES project and in particular its Story Story radio soap opera created to promote a better quality of life for all West Africans.

IPG (Independent Publishers Guild)
Developing an interactivce newsletter capability for the IPG members.

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Can of Worms Design Group provides graphic design services to companies by matching clients to a pool of designers with the relevant specific talents: corporate ID, book design, web design, etc.

Recent clients include:

Oval Books
The publisher of the multi-million best selling Bluffer's Guides and Xenophobe's Guides series. Can of Worms oversaw the site development, functionality and look and feel.

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Produced The European Job published by TravellersEye Ltd, London ISBN: 1903070252

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clicking on the cover will take you to for further information and ordering capability

Can of Worms Publishing packages books for other publishers.

Currently two projects are underway for Southwark based publisher Civic Books with a planned publication this summer and autumn:


Borough Market:
The Renaissance of London's Larder


Made in Southwark:
A Celebration of the Hand

A Collection of Photographs by George Nicholson celebrating the artisans and craftspeople of Southwarks 'Yards'

To enquire further about Can of Worms Enterprises Ltd

Can of Worms Enterprises Ltd
8 Peacock Yard, Iliffe Street, London SE17 3LH

Phone: +44 (0)20 7708 2942