Libraries offer books to readers, that is our core business. If we want to attract and keep new readers then our fiction stock has to have range.
Range is found in the lists of small publishers, the independent sector that is the treasure house of publishing. It is in the small presses that you find new developments, new writers, new genres, the next big thing. If you have ever had the experience of looking at the stock of a lively independent bookshop and not recognising half the titles there - then you need to catch up with the small presses.
It takes time to develop a range of fiction, to discover what you need and to buy it. It takes time to forge new relationships between presses and libraries. We hope that these resources cut that time, and that our independent presses directory site will act as a bridge and encouragement to help both sectors reach more readers.
Click here to visit the Branching Out Guide to Independent Presses.