Batch plans site to connect indies

<p>Batch is planning to develop a website connecting independent publishers and retailers. Emma Barnes of Snowbooks announced plans to create virtual hub i-2-i last October, but discovered that the team behind the BA's digital invoicing service Batch were working on a similar project.

The two initiatives will now be merged, with Batch hoping to provide a working model at the London Book Fair, and the site to go live by the BA's annual conference in May.

Indie publishers would be able to set up promotions and provide marketing information. Retailers would be able to order online. The intenti...

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