Not chasing the Booker Prize

<p>Tom Holman</p><p> Shagging, chavs, drunks and bling--Crombie Jardine is not expecting its books' subject matter to win it many literary awards. But in six months the humour specialist has already made a big splash in independent publishing.</p><p>The company is the eponymous venture of David Crombie and Catriona Jardine who were, until last summer, in charge of sales and marketing at Michael O'Mara Books. Their fledgling list of humour titles, unashamedly lowbrow or populist--according to your viewpoint--is obviously influenced by O'Mara. Crombie Jardine's eyes are on the cheap and chee...

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