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, innovation in marketing and commercial success.
The founding publishers of the Independent Alliance were Faber and Faber, Atlantic Books, Portobello Books, Canongate, Icon Books, Profile Books and Short Books, who came to partnership in 2005. Granta Books and Serpent’s Tail – part of Profile Books – in January 2007, and Constable & Robinson and David Ficking Books in 2013. Faber and Faber provides the sales force and administrative team for Independent Alliance publishers and, in March 2008, The Book Service Ltd (TBS) became sole distributor.
In 2006 the Independent Alliance announced 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.
Faber and Faber was awarded the IPG’s inaugural Independent Publishing Awards Nielsen Innovation of the Year Award for its Independent Alliance of publishers.
The Independent Alliance publishers are: Atlantic Books, Canongate Books, Constable & Robinson, Faber and Faber, Granta Books, Icon Books, Portobello Books, Profile Books, Serpent’s Tail, Short Books and David Fickling Books.