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Northern England indie publishers form alliance

Four indie publishers based in northern England have launched an alliance to showcase their work to an international market, reports the Bookseller. Established by Manchester-based Comma Press, the Northern Fiction Alliance (NFA) will ‘level the playing field with the provision of global exposure to selected NFA authors and collective rights representation for other northern publishers’, a spokesperson said in a statement. The alliance has received funding from Arts Council England to visit book fairs in Frankfurt, New York, Beijing and Buenos Aries to explore international markets and gain experience in rights sales. Comma Press founder Ra Page told the Bookseller: ‘This is an opportunity to show the international market that British publishing doesn’t just equate to London publishing. Indeed, when it comes to issues like diversity and work in translation, Northern publishers actually out-perform the London houses, proportionally speaking.’


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