What is Indies x Indies?
Indies x Indies is a campaign led by independent poetry publishers to support independent bookshops. Launching to coincide with Independent Bookshop Week the campaign will provide a specially curated list of top poetry titles at a special discount, along with an exciting local and online events programme and poetry themed POS and social media support available from publishers and poets to participating shops.
What do we offer?
A core list of contemporary poetry titles curated by Anthony Anaxagorou of Out-Spoken Press in association with Inpress and PBS, supported by a wider list of titles from participating publishers for booksellers to explore.
50% discount to all independent bookshops on direct orders placed through Inpress (order form downloadable here) in the promotional period.
A range of POS and online resource support.
Why are we doing this?
To celebrate the vital relationship between indie bookshops and independent publishers and to strengthen that bond.
To promote contemporary poetry.
To allow bookshops to make informed buying decisions when looking to expand their poetry offering.
To get people reading poetry!
Who is participating?
Coordinated by Inpress and Out-Spoken Press, the publishers participating in this initial rollout are:
Boiler House Press, Burning Eye Books, Carcanet, Ignition Press, Makina Books, Pavilion Poetry, Peepal Tree Press, Penned in the Margins, The Poetry Business, Prototype, Nine Arches, Seren and Verve Poetry Press.
We plan to roll this out more widely going forward, extending participation and building the offering towards National Poetry Day in October and onwards.
How can I get involved?
If you're an independent bookseller who'd like to learn more, please email Rebecca Robinson on Rebecca@inpressbooks.co.uk and if you're an independent publisher interested in participating, email Patricia on firstname.lastname@example.org