About Tiger Xenophon

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Tiger Xenophon is the language imprint of Tiger of the Stripe.

Why the stupid name?

Well, the Tiger element is, of course, from Tiger of the Stripe. It soon became obvious that Tiger of the Stripe was a very bad name from a search engine point of view because ‘of the’ gets dropped unless you place the whole name in quotes. Tiger and Stripe occur together frequently, so when choosing a name for our language imprint, we looked for a less common combination – Tiger Xenophon was born! As you probably know, Xenophon was a Classical Greek writer, but we use it because it might be interpreted as ‘foreign voice’ (Ξενο + φῶνή).

Origin of the tiger Xenophon Logo

And what’s with the logo?

This unassuming logo was designed to fit comfortably onto the spines of books. It is the product of a stylised tiger's stripe and the Greek capital letter Xi (see figure).

Why all these dead languages?

Well, we happen to find them interesting, and we hope you do, too! However, we hope to add living languages to our list eventually.

Book Proposals

We would welcome proposals for new books on living and dead languages and literature. Please use the contact page.

Buying from Amazon

We love traditional bookshops and we hope that as many people as possible will buy our books through them. However, the plain fact is that we sell more through Amazon than we do through bookshops, our profits are larger on copies through Amazon and, quite frankly, we wouldn't survive without Amazon sales.

We should also mention that, if you order using our links to Amazon, we receive a minuscule payment.

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