Faber Factory Plus is a newly launched sales service from Faber and Faber. It joins the established businesses within Faber that exist alongside the publishing, providing services to other publishing partners (Independent Alliance and Faber Factory for digital conversion, aggregation and sales).
The launch of the service has been very warmly received by customers because by representing a suite of publishers we provide an efficient way of presenting lists that, though commercially significant, may not be able to be seen individually. A larger combined TCM turnover means the individual publishers can enjoy greater influence at large customers and the experience and support of the Independent Alliance brings a favourable reception in the independent sector.
We offer full coverage of the whole UK book trade including Amazon, Waterstones, wholesalers and independents and have a keen eye for opportunities beyond the traditional book retail trade.
Our team is:
Ian West; Sales Director (formerly Quadrille, Collins and Brown, Pavilion)
Bridget Latimer-Jones; Operations Manager (formerly 4th Estate, Bloomsbury, Walker Books)
Dan Groenewald; Sales Manager, London and Key Accounts (formerly Phaidon, Selfridges, Pan Bookshop, Magma)
Michael Malone; Scotland and Northern England (formerly RBS, Ottakars, PR for Scottish Writers Guild)
Richard Fortey; Midlands and Wales (formerly Simon and Schuster, T.H.E.)
Luke Crabb; South of England (formerly Penguin, Independent Alliance, Aurum)
Representation in Ireland and Northern Ireland is offered through Gill Hess who also provides publicity in that territory. The Gill Hess team is comprised of five full-time sales staff and a publicity team of three. Gill Hess also carries Random House and Independent Alliance publishers.
Faber Factory Plus lists represented, alphabetically:
Black & White Publishing
Elliott & Thompson
Head of Zeus
We will be launching a European Sales Service soon. Physical distribution is offered through Macmillan (MDL), and is managed by the Faber Factory Plus Operations team.