Agents call for 'transparency' from Freight Books

Agents call for 'transparency' from Freight Books

Authors and agents have called on Freight Books to provide more transparency about its financial status after it emerged its writers have not been paid for several months.

Pressure on the troubled Scottish independent publisher has intensified after its failure to pay its authors, with suggestions that the firm is withholding payment as it looks to sell the venture.

Freight Books was founded as an imprint of Freight Design in 2011 by Davinder Samrai and Adrian Searle, with Searle abruptly leaving the company in April due to “irreconcilable differences over strategic direction”. Earlier th...

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