Book Trade articles


ALLi Launch Open Up to Indies Campaign

The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) has chosen Book Expo America week to launch a campaign to encourage the book trade, literary festivals and book award organisations to ‘open up’ to the self-publishing community. In a week where several book trade CEO’s spoke openly at BEA about the challenges and threats facing the industry (and happily pointed


Merry Christmas From The Independent Publishing Magazine

It’s been a very fruitful year at The Independent Publishing Magazine, and for me personally with the publication of The Memory of Trees. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all their support, input, comments, debate and friendship over the past twelve months. The publishing world continues to change and develop, and


HarperCollins CEO Condemns Wylie Agency

The Bookseller is reporting this morning that HarperCollins is the latest large publishing house to voice its opposition to moves by the Wylie Agency to lauch a digital publishing imprint. The Bookseller piece quotes HarperCollins CEO, Victoria Barnsley: “HC will vigorously protect its rights and our authors’ interests by ensuring their work gets to the broadest possible audience.


The Philosophy and Vision of a Writer and Publisher

Alessandro Gallenzi is MD at independent publishers Alma and Oneworld Classics and The Bookseller this morning ran a piece on the London-based literary press securing a global sales and distribution deal with Bloomsbury. I am delighted for Alma and Oneworld Classics. My bookshelves are filled with titles from the old John Calder catalogue, and the


PublishAmerica Discontinues Trade Paperback Books (UPDATE)

PublishAmerica (PBA 139.58) authors have been informed by email that the company is discontinuing trade paperback editions and books will only be available in hardback editions. It is a bizzare and troubling turn of events for its listed authors. As things stand with PublishAmerica, paperback retail prices are already considered excessive, and this latest development, if it is


When Booksellers Become Small Presses

What would happen if local bookstores decided to become small press publishers? Well, according to today’s Publishers Weekly article, New Indie Bookselling Model: Publish Own Handselling Favorites, it is already happening. The article looks at the moves by two bookstore owners in Albany New York and Massachusetts using both print on demand and offset to