Acorn Independent Press are working with many literary agencies to give their back-list titles a new lease of digital life and provide a publication platform for debut authors the agents love but can’t get deals for. Having worked at a literary agency, Leila Dewji, Editorial Director of Acorn comments ‘It’s an agent’s perogative to do the best for their authors. E-books and print-on-demand editions provide an opportunity to get some of those great older titles back in circulation, help them find a new readership and bring in fresh income for the author or their estate.’
We will be working with Ed Victor on the following six titles to be published under the imprint Bedford Square Books, Good Times, Bad Times by Sir Harold Evans, Two Sides of the Moon by David Scott and Alexei Leonov, Tales for the Telling by Edna O’Brien, Flint by Paul Eddy, The Secret History of Ancient Egypt by Herbie Brennan and The Good Opera Guideby Sir Denis Forman. The PR will be handled by Mark Hutchinson, J.K. Rowling's publicist.
Ed Victor comments,“My colleagues and I have for some time been of the opinion that a number of great backlist titles by our clients, currently out of print or reverted, should be available to the book-buying public, either because they are as relevant as ever, or because they are classics in their field. We believe this is a valuable service not only for our authors, but also for readers. Although it is our intention to concentrate on our of print and reverted titles, we may publish original books if there is a compelling case to do so.”