Remembering Alastair Brotchie

This talk was written and given by Malcolm Green at Alastair Brotchie’s funeral on the 20th of February 2023. The two were founding editors of Atlas Press and self-identified as the ‘naughty boys of publishing’. Their imprint bought into print in English, often for the first time, a world of writing from the European ‘anti-tradition’. … Read More

On Independent Publishing, Charles Boyle

“At its best, independent publishing is nimble, inquisitive, resourceful (necessity being the mother of invention), personal, cooperative rather than competitive, passionately engaged and seriously, infectiously fun – all things to which small groups of like-minded people are conducive. Not corporations.” … Read More

John McDowall on AMBruno

John McDowall on AMBruno and the group’s 2022 project ‘Margins’ which will be launched at Small Publishers Fair 2022. Julie Johnstone, Peter Rapp and other participants discuss work in progress. … Read More

Meetings with Book Friends, Sarah Bodman and Angie Butler

Sarah Bodman and Angie Butler on the amazing range of activities organised by Centre for Fine Print Research, UWE, Bristol during 2020 and 2021, the Covid years. The article is rich in links to online readings and gatherings of various kinds and features many familiar faces from Small Publishers Fair over the years. … Read More