he 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.

 

 


KEEPSACHE

A selection can act as a keepsake: a metonymic souvenir for a missing whole, that can itself be something of a whole.

But what can this whole be?

 

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CHICKENS' LIB

CHICKENS' LIB is about passion, conviction and how two women, Clare Druce and her mother Violet Spalding, were driven to highlight the intolerable and cruel conditions on Britain's factory farms.

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BANK BLOGGER

In 2012, Murder Slim Press received an unsolicited submission called "Prison Prose" from a notorious bank robber named Jeffrey Frye.

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ONE LAST CIGARETTE

Take that whiskey bottle off the floor and stub that cigarette on your arm. One Last Cigarette, Dockery's second collection, is a bruising encounter with husbands, lovers and family, bodies and permanence.

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A MAN AGAINST A BACKGROUND OF FLAMES

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?

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DOWN WITH BEAUTY

Ken Edwards explores the themes of exile, the aftermath of war, paranoia, improvised music and nothingness in a series of

linked dialogues, dramatic monologues

and short fictions.

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