The MILD Group has appointed Alexander Spears as sales and marketing manager at The Indigo Press, the new publishing house that launched in October.
Spears joins the press with 10 years’ experience in independent publishing, including marketing, editorial and digital roles at Pluto Press, Constable & Robinson, Elliot & Thompson and Walker Books. He is co-founder of Dodo Ink, where he published cross-genre fiction including Seraphina Madsen’s Dodge and Burn, Monique Roffey’s The Tryst and Neil Griffiths’ As a God Might Be.
Commenting on his new role, Spears said: “I am delighted to be joining The Indigo Press, the most exciting new publishing venture of the past decade. I look forward to building sales and distribution partnerships domestical- ly and internationally, and to marketing Indigo’s ground- breaking, global list to a global audience.”
MILD c.e.o. Susie Nicklin said: “We have an exciting year ahead of us at The Indigo Press and are thrilled to welcome Alex in this important role. His experience will be a real asset to the team as we look forward to publishing our first titles in 2018.”
Spears will work alongside publishing director Ellah Wakatama Allfrey and a well-established group of colleagues and consultants handling functions including production and design, PR and social media, including freelance art direction from Michael Salu.
The Indigo Press benefits from the "support and expertise" of the wider MILD group including international rights specialists The Marsh Agency, independent bookshop Dulwich Books, and its events programme Live Lit.
The first titles from The Indigo Press will publish later this year.