Oxford's independent publishing community reconvenes at OXIB
Oxford has an international reputation for publishing and has been home to many celebrated authors – JR Tolkein, Lewis Caroll, Philip Pulman, and Colin Dexter, to name a few. It's also a hotbed for lesser-known independent authors, who are not tied to agents and major book publishers.
Over the years, Holywell Press has helped many local writers and small publishers convert manuscripts of memoirs, poems, stories, photography, and art into stunning hardback and paperback books. We're very familiar with publishing best practices and the potential pitfalls that can derail the book-printing dreams of inexperienced authors. Diana Beckett was one such self-publishing author who came to Holywell after her first attempt to print her book failed to deliver the result she wanted.
The Oxford Indie Book Fair celebrates the independent sector of authors, publishers, agents, printers, poets, illustrators, designers, and writers’ groups. It provides a platform for them to showcase their work and is free for anyone to attend.
This year the Oxford Indie Book Fair is happening twice. The first event took place alongside the Oxford Literary Festival in April. The second is being held on Saturday 26th November at the Wesley Memorial Hall, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford. The event will feature around 40 exhibitors and a programme of performances and talks for all ages.
Event marketing and programme printing
Holywell Press is, once again, delighted to be a major sponsor of OXIB and will be producing promotional materials, signage, and programmes for the event, as well as exhibiting there.
Oxford Indie Book Fair organiser, James Harrison, is delighted about Holywell's support for the book fair. “It’s great to have Holywell Press on board. They will add an important dimension to our book fair offering: without printers, we would not be reading with this most marvellous and durable product in our hands.”
James adds, “We’re very grateful for Holywell’s support in the printing of our event material and we hope to see a great turn-out on the day.”
You can find more information about the Oxford Indie Book Fair by visiting www.oxfordindiebookfair.co.uk. If you’re looking to self-publish or need advice on any aspect of book design or book printing, call 01865 242098, contact us using the button below, or visit us at the Oxford Indie Book Fair on 26 November. We look forward to seeing you there!