Expanded Independent Alliance 'reflects changed market'

Expanded Independent Alliance 'reflects changed market'

In November last year, seven new publishers joined the Independent Alliance (IA), bringing its member total to 15. But the move also followed a period of attrition for independent trade publishers, with both Constable & Robinson and Quercus having been bought by Hachette, and Faber’s decision to close Faber Factory Plus, which serviced many small independent presses.

The expansion of the alliance was part of broadening its overall offer to retailers, as well as bulking it out at a time when many of its larger competitors were intent on increasing their size. The “new generation” of members...

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