For the past few years I have either hosted or participated in a number of publisher focused fortnights. If my memory serves, there have been 2 Pushkin Press fortnights, 1 NYRB fortnight, 1 Seagull Books Fortnight and last year Karen and I co-hosted Fitzcarraldo Editions fortnight. We started talking about a second …

But as 2020 was rough on everyone, with 2021 starting with more of the same, focussing on just one publisher doesn’t seem fair. So we have decided to highlight and support as many independent publishers as we can by spending a whole month reading from their lists. February 2021 is hereby designated #ReadIndies month.

The badge features 32 independent publishers based in the UK. There are many more. Apologies if your favourite is not listed, but there had to be a cut-off somewhere. Neither does this mean that reading is restricted to UK publishers. Global reading is encouraged for this event!

Karen and I are currently busy reviewing our TBRs in preparation. We are amazed at the variety of reading available. The challenge – albeit enjoyable – will be whittling our choices down to a manageable shortlist.

Is it a task that appeals to you? Will you join us at #ReadIndies next month?