Donations to inclusive publishers’ appeal leap after George Floyd killing

Pandemic fundraiser for Knights Of and Jacaranda has seen donations of more than £100,000 in the past week

More than £100,000 has poured in from the public over the last week to help diverse independent publishers in the UK survive the coronavirus pandemic.

Last month, inclusive publishers Jacaranda Books and Knights Of warned their income had reduced to almost zero after the outbreak closed bookshops and distributors, putting their futures at risk. They launched a crowdfunding appeal administered by the independent writing charity Spread the Word, looking to raise £100,000 to ensure their survival. Eighty per cent of donations go to the two presses, with the remaining 20% to other independent publishers in the UK.

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Pandemic fundraiser for Knights Of and Jacaranda has seen donations of more than £100,000 in the past weekMore than £100,000 has poured in from the public over the last week to help diverse independent publishers in the UK survive the coronavirus pandemic.Last month, inclusive publishers Jacaranda Books and Knights Of warned their income had reduced to almost zero after the outbreak closed bookshops and distributors, putting their futures at risk. They launched a crowdfunding appeal administered by the independent writing charity Spread the Word, looking to raise £100,000 to ensure their survival. Eighty per cent of donations go to the two presses, with the remaining 20% to other independent publishers in the UK. Continue reading…

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