The Independent Alliance
The Independent Alliance is a global alliance of ten UK publishers and their international partners who share a common vision of editorial excellence, original, diverse publishing and innovation in marketing and commercial success.
The founding publishers of the Independent Alliance were Faber and Faber, Atlantic Books, Canongate, Icon Books, Portobello Books, Profile Books and Short Books, who came to partnership in July 2005. Quercus Publishing joined in September 2005, Serpent’s Tail, part of Profile Books in January 2007 and Granta in September 2007. Faber and Faber provide the sales force and administrative team for Independent Alliance publishers. The Book Service Ltd. (TBS) is the sole distributor.
The Independent Alliance offers a range of exclusive benefits for its independent counterparts in bookselling, including increased terms, point of sale and dedicated promotions on titles from leading authors, aimed to help them promote their businesses and boost sales. Together, the publishers and booksellers are a unique umbrella organisation representing shared core values – Independence, Integrity, Quality and Range – in an increasingly centralised marketplace.