We are Bertrams' 'collateral damage', say indie publishers

We are Bertrams' 'collateral damage', say indie publishers

Independent publishers have expressed their frustration at a lack of communication from Bertrams over unpaid bills, with some owed as much as £15,000.

Bertrams was put up for sale by owner Aurelius last month. Turpin Baker Armstrong will be appointed administrator if a sale does not materialise.

Little Toller is owed almost £16,000, and is relying on its distributor Central Books to temporarily cover the shortfall.

"Central Books has been incredible," said publisher Gracie Cooper. "Our March sales dived, we made £300. I got an email from Central on the 8th April telling me that the...

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