Book People collapse plunges small publisher Galley Beggar into crisis

Editors say it was pressured into printing an edition of Ducks, Newburyport for the discount retailer but now may not see the returnsGalley Beggar Press, the tiny literary publisher behind acclaimed novels including the Booker-shortlisted Ducks, Newburyport and women’s prize for fiction winner A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing, has been forced to make a public appeal for support after the Book People’s fall into administration left it with a £40,000 hole in its finances.Galley Beggar’s co-director Eloise Millar turned to crowdfunding on Wednesday to ask for urgent help from readers as it faces “the biggest crisis in its seven-year history”. The publisher entered into a partnership with the discount retailer earlier this year when Lucy Ellmann’s novel was shortlisted for the Booker. Galley Beggar produced 8,000 special editions of the novel, costing it around £40,000. Related: Book People goes into administration, with almost 400 jobs at risk Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-12-18 13:22:39 UTC ]
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