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The Invisible Growth in the Industry…or WYSIATI

Judith Appelbaum

BISG award-winner Judith Appelbaum reflects on changes in the industry and explains why the lack of statistics on self-publishing is misleading us all.

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Germany’s Small Presses: Gourmet Reading for Book Gluttons

Small press catalogs on display in Leipzig.

Germany’s small press scene is thriving, with an eclectic mix of ambitious publishers seeking out new authors, experimenting with formats and finding audiences.

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UK Independent Publishers Call for Bolder Experiments

James Daunt

Signs from the UK Independent Publishers Guild conference signal a move toward bolder experiments with with content, DRM, and engagement to foster a brighter future.

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“Crowd the Book” Aims to Build Community Around Small Press Gems

Vishal Khanna is ready to fight for indie literature.

Startup Crowd the Book launched in March, is using selective, online marketing to try and ‘create a wildfire around great books published by small presses.’

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Small Publishers Rule Pen/Faulkner Fiction Award Shortlist

PEN Faulkner

Coffee House Press, with two finalists, and Cinco Puntos Press join FSG and Pantheon with titles on the shortlist for this year’s prestigious PEN Faulkner Award for fiction.

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Independent Publishers Association Launched in the Maghreb

Nacéra Khiat and participants during introductory session

AMELI, the Association Maghrebine des Editeurs du Livre Independents, was launched late last month. The organization currently has 22 members

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Shifting Strategies Lead to Success for US Small Publishers

Jeffrey Lependorf (CLMP), Ira Silverberg (NEA), Riky Stock (GBO) at the Frankfurt Book Fair

At the Frankfurt Book Fair this year, representatives from a number of indie publishers demonstrated the impact they are having on the industry as a whole.

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Has Politics Neutered the NEA?


The NEA made a good showing at Frankfurt on behalf of small publishers, 4,000 miles from Washington D.C. But shouldn’t they be making more of a ruckus at home?

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Mexico City Fair Celebrates Independent, Fashionable Publishers


The Independent Publishers’ Fair brings together 65 small, culturally significant publishing houses for a three-week-long event in Mexico City.

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The End of an Indie? Tusquets Sells 50% to Planeta

Beatriz d eMoura and Antonio Lopez de Lamadrid of Tusquets

Planeta has bought a majority share in respected mid-sized independent Spanish publisher Tusquets, further expanding the influence of the Spanish juggernaut.

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