Northern publishers buoyed by recent growth as conglomerates join the party

Northern publishers buoyed by recent growth as conglomerates join the party

Despite the drastic effects of Covid-19 on publishers and literary organisations, the North of England’s book trade is adapting to the challenge and is as ambitious as ever about the future.

“It’s an exciting time to be a publisher in the North,” says Stefan Tobler (pictured), publisher at Sheffield-based And Other Stories. “There’s a lot going on and it feels like the momentum is still building.” According to Liverpool-based Dead Ink Books’ publishing director Nathan Connolly, publishing in the North is “thriving, despite facing considerable disadvantages [such as] operating with some of ...

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