About Us (Publishers)
Established in 2002, Inpress has been instrumental in supporting the sales and marketing of independent book publishers across the UK, Ireland and further afield for 18 years. We are unique in the industry for offering not only a comprehensive sales and distribution service across print and digital editions, but also business development – with regular workshops, strategies and bi-annual conferences dedicated to the independent publishing process. We understand that our strength comes from the quality, breadth and diversity of our publishers’ lists and we are committed to helping you grow and develop your publishing business.
Our subsidy from Arts Council England and not-for-profit status means we offer a full, professional and high-value service to a wide range of publishers, focusing on generating sales for our publishers, not ourselves. Any surplus we make is simply re-invested into the business and marketing your titles.
We are proud of our achievements and we work hard to improve our service to our publishers. 2018 has seen a massive 80% increase in trade sales year on year for Inpress and we were delighted to be shortlisted for the first time for GBS ‘Services to Independent Publishers’ Award at the IPG Awards 2018 and again in 2019.
What sort of publishers do we work with?
We work with sixty of the UK and Ireland’s finest independent publishers publishing across a range of genres and formats. All Inpress publishers have a number of things in common; quality publishing, a willingness to grow and learn and a commitment to working as part of a team to achieve increased sales and reach new audiences. More details on our selection process and criteria can be found in these pages and a full document is available on our website.
Based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Inpress has a head office team of six people managing our sales and marketing business and The Poetry Book Society. We sell a wide range of poetry, fiction and non-fiction to the UK and international book trade through our specialist sales team.
The sales team is headed by our managing director and comprises an in-house key account manager, sales and marketing exec and digital sales manager, with a field sales team of five highly experienced and professional freelance sales representatives covering the UK and Ireland, and a growing selection of overseas reps and agents.
Please read our publisher pack below for more information on what we do and how to join. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a pdf or a hard copy.