Charlotte Anne Creamore considers the likely impact of Brexit on independent publishing: "the independent publishing industry is not a microcosm."
'With the notion of Britain leaving the EU becoming closer to reality than simply prime material for inflammatory journalists and edgy comedians, it is time to consider the threat posed by a no-deal Brexit to the UK’s independent publishing industry.
There is an ever-increasing fear that smaller publishing houses may be put out of business as a result of potential changes to requirements surrounding distribution of literary materials. Sam Jordison, founder of Galley Beggar Press, expressed particular concerns over the potential need for country of origin stamps on all of their inventory. He exclaimed “the book might be printed in the UK, but the paper might have come from somewhere… At what point do we have to stop specifying country of origin?” In addition, the general cost for paper and transport will increase as a result. Jordison notes that “the main concern is that this is potentially going to put people out of business. Not even potentially, it is going to put people out of business”.' ... Keep reading on The Boar