Friday, 06 May 2011

Independent publishers: how do they survive? Janet van Eeden interviews Gary Cummiskey

For some years I’ve wondered how on earth publishers survive in this less than literary country. Perhaps the one or two bestsellers like Spud can make up for the years of publishing books which won’t necessarily do as well. Then I began to think about independent publishers. How on earth do they manage to make ends meet when they have no back-up or a large stable of books to carry them through the tough times? I decided to ask two of this country’s most indomitable publishers how they kept going. I’ve put these questions to Gary Cummiskey, the sole proprietor of Dye Hard Press, to kick off the debate. More indie publishers will comment soon...Read more here

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