A couple of years ago, frustrated with her publisher, writer Cherry Potts decided to set up her own publishing company, Arachne Press. She’s now published five short-story collections (one of which had a story of mine in it), and has a novel and a poetry collection in the works.
In this interview, Cherry shares some of the lessons she’s learned, and gives some tips and warnings to anyone who wants to follow a similar path.
From the trick she uses to persuade bookshops to stock her books right down to the nitty-gritty on printing and book-binding techniques, it’s all here. I think it’s an interesting insight into life as an independent publisher.
Poets take note: the video also contains details of a forthcoming narrative poetry collection for which Arachne is currently seeking submissions.