The previous logo was designed by myself, turned into a stamp, inked up and pressed on a sheet of paper. This was then scanned in. While I like the tangible nature of it, I'm not too happy with the logo as a whole – and would much prefer a traditional colophon, something pictorial.
It's not necessary to incorporate the text into the logo – a picture of something representative, rather than the letters S & P, would be a very strong contender for the final round.
Please take a look at our following list on Twitter for some ideas of what others in our market are doing: https://twitter.com/SteamyPress/following
Fonts such as Alte Haas Grotesk and Karla are great, but we're a HUGE fan of Apercu.
Feel free to have fun with the steam motif but please don't incorporate any cameras or books! Please do ask if you'd like to see PDFs of the books, more than happy to show you.