Indies supporting indies

<p>It's a funny old business, this publishing game. I heard a lot of moaning at the Trade Forum recently about how publishers and booksellers don't talk to each other, and I did see some fine examples of this. One publisher had produced a ring-bound book and was genuinely surprised when the booksellers said they wouldn't stock it for a whole variety of reasons. Why she didn't ask in advance beats me. </p><p>When we set up White Ladder Press we recruited an editorial board made up of friends in publishing who, in exchange for three or four damn fine lunches a year, were prepared to share the...

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