Big Green Bookshop 'twins' with publisher

<p>North London independent The Big Green Bookshop has &quot;twinned&quot; with Gallic Books to supply all online orders through the publisher&#39;s website, receiving better terms on Gallic titles than those offered by distributors.</p><p>The Wood Green indie will dedicate half a bay to display around 20 Gallic titles as well as a window display. The shop will also host Gallic launch events and review and promote its titles on its blog and website.<br /><br />Simon Key, co-owner of the shop, said: &quot;When publishers offer independent-only offers, they are usually flawed. The discounts generally are not enough and if independents are meant to be truly independent, why lump us all in together? I thought it would be great to choose the books we<br />wanted to promote.&quot; </p><p>Key added there would be different online offers of Gallic titles throughout the year but said the indie would not be discounting the titles.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p><p>Key said he approached Gallic because its books had sold well in the shop. He said: &quot;We had been working quite closely with them anyway so it will work well for the both of us.&quot;</p><p>Jane Aitken, managing director of Gallic Books, said: &quot;As a publisher, it&#39;s the next best thing to having a bookshop of our own.&quot;</p>