Legend Press MD completes Paperbooks acquisition

Released on: May 20, 2008, 2:35 am

Press Release Author: Legend Press

Industry: Media

Press Release Summary: Tom Chalmers, Managing Director of Legend Press, has
completed the acquisition of fellow independent fiction publisher PaperBooks for an
undisclosed sum. The move initially made the press when announced in April.

Press Release Body: Tom Chalmers, Managing Director of Legend Press, has completed
the acquisition of fellow independent fiction publisher PaperBooks for an
undisclosed sum. The move initially made the press when announced in April.
PaperBooks was set-up in 2006 by Keirsten Clark and its list includes Jessica
Gregson, author of the internationally-acclaimed novel The Angel Makers, Royal
Society of Literature prize-winner Jon Haylett, and cult comedy writer Mark
Hayhurst, author of Friday at the Nobody Inn.
Legend Press was set-up with no capital in 2005 and against the market and financial
odds has grown into one of the fastest upcoming independent publishers. Chalmers
intends to initially run Paperbooks as a separate business, although moving into
Legend Press's office and within its supply infrastructure, with a 50% increase in
number of titles published each year until 2010. The focus of both companies is to
remain on fiction.
Chalmers commented: "I'm delighted that the acquisition has been completed.
Paperbooks have a fantastic brand, ethos and list of authors and we look forward to
continuing and developing that. This is an exciting time for both Paperbooks and
Legend Press, with many challenges in the current market but also many opportunities
for the right offering."
Clark, commented, "This is a fantastic opportunity for PaperBooks and couldn't have
come at a better time in the development of the company and the authors' careers."

Clark, who had been running PaperBooks and her rapidly-expanding literary
consultancy writing.co.uk side by side will now focus solely on writing.co.uk and
the development of authors before they reach the publication stage.


ENDS

Note to editors:
For more information on Legend Press: www.legendpress.co.uk /
info@legendpress.co.uk.
Founder and Managing Director Tom Chalmers can be contacted on 0207 253 7019 /
0793 132 1685 or by emailing tomchalmers@legendpress.co.uk.
For more information of PaperBooks, see www.paperbooks.co.uk


Web Site: http://www.legendpress,co.uk

Contact Details: Unit 11,
63 Clerkenwell Road,
London,
EC1M 5NP
02072537019
info@legendpress.co.uk

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