Charco Press signs North American distribution deal

Charco Press signs North American distribution deal

Scottish indie Charco Press has signed a distribution deal with Ingram's Consortium to break into the North American market. 

Launched in 2017, Charco, which won the Scottish Small Press of the Year at the British Book Awards 2019 and specialises in Latin American literature, says the North American market has "strong potential" and is the fastest growing source of web sales for the company.  

Consortium will commence distribution with five Charco titles in its coming autumn season, led by Resistance by Brazilian Julián Fuks, and the 2018 International Man Booker longlisted Die, My Love by Argentinean author Ariana Harwicz.

Following his trip to the US last week to meet the team based in Minneapolis, Samuel McDowell, co-founder and Director of Charco Press, said: “We are very excited to be partnering with Consortium, enabling us to bring our family of amazing authors direct to readers in the US and Canada. We feel North America has strong potential for Charco given its proximity to Latin America, history of migration and the prominent cultural influences that are ingrained in everyday life. North America is also currently the fastest growing source of web sales for us. Consortium is an ideal partner and has a fantastic reputation within the trade.”

Consortium represents 140 publishers including Profile Books, Serpent’s Tail, And Other Stories, and Fitzcarraldo Editions.

IPS-Consortium vice president Julie Schaper said: “Charco’s award-winning books coupled with its keen sense of design makes the press a natural for Consortium.”