Canelo partners with MDL as print operation ramps up

Canelo partners with MDL as print operation ramps up

Canelo is partnering with Macmillan Distribution (MDL) to make its growing print list available to the trade at home and internationally.

The London-based indie was founded as a digital-only publisher in 2015 but began a print programme last year. It has since printed more than one million paperbacks of over 100 titles, including Rachel Lynch’s Dark Game, Nick Louth’s The Body in the Marsh and Anna Jacobs’ An Independent Woman.

Iain Millar, Canelo’s managing director, said: “At Canelo we’re incredibly proud of our digital roots, and e-book publishing remains at the heart of everything we do. But we’ve been blown away by the print interest in our titles, and with this news demand will only get greater still. It’s been an extraordinary journey to move into print so quickly, and we’re delighted to now be working with the hugely talented and immensely impressive Macmillan Distribution team so as to get to the next stage.”

Canelo has ambitious plans for 2020, planning to increase the number of titles in print alongside new formats and further retail partners from across the trade.

Matthew Hogg, MDL’s director of publisher and customer services, said: “We are delighted to be working with the Canelo team supporting their physical print ambitions. From our very first meeting it was clear that Canelo had the energy and enthusiasm to keep these positive developments and demands in their business moving at pace and we were excited to be able to provide them with this necessary infrastructure.”