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Sales up 79% across UK small presses

UK indie book distributor Inpress has reported a 79% increase in sales across 60 of its smallest publishing clients in the past year, reports the Guardian.

Inpress managing director Sophie O’Neill told the Guardian that many small presses have found success by publishing authors from diverse backgrounds and reaching markets beyond the white middle classes.

‘It’s down to a mix of really good books such as Audre Lorde’s Your Silence Will Not Protect You from the feminist Silver Press and Dead Ink’s crowdfunded book Know Your Place,’ said O’Neill.

Another reason cited for small presses’ success is that they have been able to pick up established authors who have been dropped by larger publishing houses due to disappointing sales or a change in their writing direction.


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