Tindal Street joins forces with Atlantic

<p>Birmingham-based indy Tindal Street Press is to join forces with Atlantic Books, with the larger company representing all the smaller&#39;s titles through the Independent Alliance. Starting from January next year, Tindal Street - publisher of <em>Astonishing Splashes of Colour </em>and <em>What Was Lost</em> - will move its sales, distribution and export representation from Turnaround to Atlantic. </p><p>Publishing director Alan Mahar said: &quot;This exciting sales and distribution partnership marks a big step forward for Tindal Street&rsquo;s publishing ambitions. </p><p>&quot;There is of course sadness in leaving Turnaround, which has championed our books for the last decade. But by associating our name with Atlantic&rsquo;s impeccable trade profile and expertise we will now be able to present our fiction more strongly to the market. </p><p>&quot;Tindal Street Press will remain independent, autonomous and in Birmingham &ndash; but we look forward to learning a great deal from Toby and his colleagues, and contributing our distinctive brand of accessible literary fiction to the impressive international portfolio of the Atlantic Group.&quot;</p><p>Toby Mundy, chief executive of Atlantic, added: &quot;Tindal Street Press occupies a unique position in the eco-system of British publishing and in recent years has established itself as one of the country&rsquo;s most consistently exciting literary imprints. </p><p>&quot;We&rsquo;re very fired up by the prospect of working with Alan and Luke [Brown, editor] and their colleagues, and helping build their business.&quot;</p>