Micro-presses fight their corner

Micro-presses fight their corner

Difficulties with finances and heavy workloads have sounded the death knell for micro-publishers Jurassic London and Boo Books, while fellow mini press Gray Friar Press has also shuttered. However, all three have maintained that micro-publishing plays a vital role in the health of the industry.

Not-for-profit press Jurassic London, based in London, has published 48 titles since it was founded in 2011. But it is to close in October, owing to workload and time pressures. Co-founder Jared Shurin told The Bookseller that although publishing is a “much more level playing field” than in previous...

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