Northern indies have seen success despite pandemic year

Northern indies have seen success despite pandemic year

Several independent publishers in the north of England are reporting unprecedented growth and success, despite the difficulties of the past 12 months.

Bluemoose Books in Hebden Bridge has just had its “best year ever”, says co-founder Kevin Duffy (pictured below). He attributes this to two things: the publisher’s call for support at the start of the first lockdown, which received traction in the media; and the continuing sales of Rónán Hession’s Leonard and Hungry Paul. Bluemoose’s sales in general have “gone through the roof”, with more books being shifted through the publisher’s website ...

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