The View From Here working in partnership with the Arts Council Funded Exclusively Independent has helped launch their website exclusivelyindependent.com
The site will bring all the latest news from the scheme brought to you by Lauren Parsons. Nestled in with the magazine, you can find it in the tabs section above or go to it directly here.
Legend Press, in conjunction with the Arts council England, launched the innovative scheme in 08 entitled ‘Exclusively Independent’ aimed at bringing independent bookshops and independent publishers together.
"It's a concern that bookshops will clamp down on buying from smaller independent publishers in these hard times, so this provides the chance to showcase raw talent, and appeal to experimental book-lovers who don't want to see the same old titles wherever they go."
Initially based in London bookshops, the reaction has been overwhelming, and the scheme is now featured in a selection of London Libraries.
To highlight independent talent, EI have created a shelf-size display of the best books from independent publishers, selected on a monthly basis by an industry panel; the initiative offers POS, promotional discount and high-profile marketing support to the bookshops.
To kick start the launch, Lauren will post a 'Book of the Day' where each day will be dedicated to titles from the selection. So this will include, Author Info, Images, all publicity to date, as well as quotes from the Publishing company, and those involved.
It should be fun - do pop over there and see what goodies Lauren brings as the scheme continues to gather momentum.