The Independent Publishers' Alliance


The Independent Publishers' Alliance was set up in 2013 by Honest Publishing,

and quickly joined by Bluemoose Books, Pighog Press, Reality Street,

Shearsman Books, Nightjar Press, Murder Slim Press, Etruscan Books and Unthank Books. The publishers in the alliance are proud to share the ethos of publishing original, innovative writing.


What do we stand for?

We stand for true independent publishing and we aim to publish the best, and sometimes unheralded, talent from around the world.


Through combined marketing and promotion, the Independent Publishers' Alliance aims to combine the reach of its members, ensuring their literature is accessible and known to all.


Keep an eye out for our titles at your local bookshop or library and help keep the
spirit of the independent alive.







    "'Move over Dan Brown...bulges with action sequences... one of the most thrilling reads I have encountered.'
    Oxford Times


    '. . . a roller-coaster ride . . . I absolutely loved it, and was gripped from start to finish.' Valerie Grove


    'A cracker, a corker and a tour de force.'
    Richard Corfield


    '...intelligent, moving, funny and compelling.'
    Daily Mail


    'A most interesting book.'
    Rowan Williams


    '...amazing story...Elizabethan history isn't normally this exciting.'
    The Times


    Philandering historian James Appleby uncovers a dangerous secret in a chest of
    Elizabethan documents. The discovery ignites a global ­ restorm threatening to engulf all
    that he loves. When a murderous hunt ensues, will history be on his side?


    A Man Against a Background of Flames by Paul Hoggart, ISBN 9781906309367, £9.99