The purpose of the research is to capture data from a sample of independent publishers on their sales performance over a five-year period and the sales income. There is an opportunity here to gather evidence of the way in which the book market operates forindependent publishers, mainly small and micro companies, and to understand how best to build a sustainable publishing sector. Ten Scottish-based companies have agreed to participate in the research and are all ‘trade’ publishers of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books.
Squires C & Markou H (2021) An Ecosystem Model of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Publisher 'Tiers': Publisher Size, Sustainability and Cultural Policy. Publishing Research Quarterly, 37 (3), pp. 420-438. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12109-021-09811-y