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Inpress is a membership organisation for independent literary publishers in the UK and Eire, providing sales, distribution, marketing and other services to the UK and international book trade. Inpress also sells direct to the public, principally through its new subsidiary company the Poetry Book Society and its own website. Ian Grant has been Non-Executive Chairman of Inpress since 2013.

Janet Meadowcroft of JM Associates (right), Caitlin Lock of LittleGoldOnline (centre) and Ian Grant in session at the Inpress conference

Janet Meadowcroft of JM Associates (right), Caitlin Lock of LittleGoldOnline (centre) and Ian Grant in session at the Inpress conference

Inpress has been in business since 2002, and operates with funding from the Arts Council of England.   The Arts Council set it up to create access to mainstream book trade wholesale and retail distribution channels for small, new and independent publishers. Diversity of voices, creative work and the reach for ever-wider audiences are at the heart of Inpress’ work.

Led by Managing Director Sophie O’Neill, in the three years to 2017 Inpress grew its distribution of sales revenue to member publishers by 55%, making a significant contribution to publishers’ financial development and stability, and enabling them to pass on to the poets they publish an increasing royalty stream.

Sophie O’Neill, Managing Director of Inpress and the Poetry Book Society

Emma Barnes of Snowbooks and Bibliocloud talks to Ian Grant at the Inpress conference in January 2014.

 

 

 

Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chairman of Arts Council England, (left) Antonia Byatt, Literature Director, and Ian Grant at the Inpress festival of Publishing dinner, January 2015