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Inpress Secures Funding Uplift from Arts Council England

Posted on June 27, 2017 by Rebecca Robinson | 0 comments

Inpress is delighted to announce confirmation of future funding from Arts Council England. We have been an ACE National Portfolio Organisation since 2012 and are one of only four literature focused organisations in the North East to receive funding in the last funding round. 

The increase in funding will enable us to realise our ambition of a dedicated online poetry bookshop under the Poetry Book Society brand, representing the full spectrum of poetry publishing from the smallest creators to the established imprints of commercial publishing.

Sophie O’Neill, managing director of Inpress said, “I am delighted to receive continued support from Arts Council England and an uplift in funding. We work directly with 45 independent publishers, and indirectly with many more. Confirmed funding means we can continue with our long term strategy, building on the successes of the last year, growing the Inpress and PBS business and that of our members and most importantly promoting the wonderful work of independent publishing and the books our publishers produce to as wide an audience as possible.”

Chairperson, Ian Grant said, “We are delighted that the Arts Council has once again recognised the value of the work that Inpress does in supporting the independent publishing community. During the current funding period, Inpress has increased publishers' sales – and therefore the revenue to literary artists and the resilience of the companies that publish them – by 40%. Last year Inpress rescued the Poetry Book Society and although the PBS is not supported by Arts Council funding, the contribution ACE makes to the core strength of Inpress will help us to grow and improve the services of the PBS. Independent literary publishes can take great heart from this renewed funding of Inpress, for which we are very grateful.”

We'd also like to congratulate our wonderful publishers Penned in the Margins, Peepal Tree Press and newly confirmed NPO Nine Arches Press on their funding, and look forward to working with them for another four years.

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We're Hiring!

Posted on May 08, 2017 by Rebecca Robinson | 0 comments


Part Time Accounts and Poetry Book Society Administrator

Part time: 3 days a week
Salary: £15,500-£17,000 p.a. pro rata depending on experience.
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Inpress, the specialist sales and marketing agency for independent publishers based in Newcastle upon Tyne, is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and organised individual, with a passion for literature and a head for numbers, to join the team as our part time Accounts and Poetry Book Society Administrator.

The successful candidate will be an essential part of a busy and vibrant sales and marketing team, ensuring the absolutely essential administrative work of Accounts and the PBS day to day business is carried out effectively. 

This role will suit someone who is unflappable, with exceptional organisational skills, initiative, excellent interpersonal skills and a positive attitude.

The position will include liaison over the phone and via email with PBS members, Inpress client publishers and general poetry publishers, involving book and membership order processing, timely dissemination of information, creative input to PBS website and social media marketing, collating monthly sales figures and preparing figures for management accounts. We are looking for someone who is conscientious, clear-thinking and keen to make their mark, this goes hand in hand with a high quality of work as well as the ability to hit deadlines across a wide range of tasks.

If you believe you are the right person for this role, you can view the full job description here. Please send a CV and covering letter to enquiries@inpressbooks.co.uk

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 31st May, interviews will be conducted the week commencing 12th June in Newcastle.

Inpress is an equal opportunities employer; we welcome applications from any individual regardless of ethnic origin, gender, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation or age. All applications will be considered on merit.

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The Inpress Literary Quiz

Posted on April 30, 2017 by Rebecca Robinson | 0 comments

So who did write that blooming book...? Sophie O’Neill, managing editor of Inpress Ltd, the Newcastle-based organisation that represents more than 40 independent presses, sets and hosts this special literary quiz that will test your knowledge about writers and books in this region and beyond. Challenging but also we hope, fun. Fortidied by the best coffee at the coast. Special literary prizes to be won! Plus nibbles. Booking ahead advisable. Individual entries allowed, but collective teams (maximum four people) fare better!

Part of The Third IRON Press Festival of Words, Music & Oddities
Cullercoats, June 8 - 11, 2017

£6.00 team entry (max. 4 per team) Buy tickets here

Sunday 11th of June at Cullercoats Coffee, 5pm

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The Garden of Evening Mists the nation’s favourite second novel from a living author!

Posted on April 06, 2017 by Eleanor Benson | 0 comments

Tan Twan Eng’s outstanding second novel The Garden of Evening Mists has been voted the nation’s favourite second novel (from a living author), overall runner up to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, as reported by the Royal Society of Literature this week. 

On the back of this wonderful news, we are delighted to announce all Myrmidon's titles are now available to order via our website

Spanning a wealth of stimulating reads from science-fiction, thriller, dystopian and futuristic to historical and biographical novels, Myrmidon promises consistent flair in the craft of storytelling. Diverse and evocative, it is no surprise that these beautiful novels and modern cult classics are beloved by the nation.

Amongst their list features The Anatomist’s Dream by Clio Gray which was longlisted for the prestigious Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction in 2016.

Myrmidon pride themselves in being one of the UK’s most influential independent publishers of commercial and literary adult fiction outside of London, offering world class international fiction. Boasting only the best illustrators and graphic designers in the business, their novels are simply a treat to behold.

‘A new press who are really exciting – have a look for them.’ Ian McMillan, The Verb, BBC Radio 3

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Putting Jazz and Memories into Print

Posted on March 06, 2017 by Emily Tate | 0 comments

Talk: Putting Jazz and Memories into Print

Join Ann Cotterrell from Northway Books as she shares insights and anecdotes to illustrate the joys and pitfalls of publishing. 

Northway has published a wide-ranging list of biographies, critical studies and jazz histories. The talk will focus on Ann’s experience as a small publisher, including advice for authors on approaching a publisher and self-publishing, linked to jazz but not exclusively on a jazz theme. The advice will include aspects of editing, design, production, distribution and new media.

The talk will be chaired by Nick Clarke, a trustee of the National Jazz Archive, and accompanied by a display of books from the Archive’s extensive collections.

The talk is part of the 2017 Essex Book Festival

Saturday 11 March
National Jazz Archive, Loughton Library

Tickets: £7 (£5 for 27 years and under)
Booking: Mercury Theatre on 01206 573948 or https://experiencetickets.co.uk/project/ann-cotterrell-northway-books-hosted-by-the-national-jazz-archive/?spektrix_bounce=true

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