PTO Press was established to promote fine writing among kindred spirits for our greater enjoyment.

The quality of written and spoken English needs a helping hand to approach a more nuanced form of communication, often lost in the hurly-burly. PTO Press wants to help establish higher standards to delight readers and encourage writers.

Easy reading is damn hard writing. But if it’s right, it’s easy. It’s the other way round, too. If it’s slovenly written, then it’s hard to read. It doesn’t give the reader what the careful writer can give the reader.
— Maya Angelou

About PTO Press

Sally Jennings - Sally embodies 'top shelf English' in more ways than one. She has over 20 years' experience editing, writing and teaching. Her passions include history, archeology, architecture, town planning and art. Throw in a period drama every once in a while and that's that.



What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.
— J. D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye