Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Constellation Pairs With Faber Factory In UK Joint Venture
The UK's Faber and Faber has joined with the Perseus Books Group's Constellation to form a UK joint venture focused on digital distribution for independent publishers. The new entity combines Faber's e-distribution initiative Faber Factory--with 70 client publishers--with Constellation's platform, to form Faber Factory Powered By Constellation.
Faber ceo Stephen Page says in the announcement, "Faber Factory was conceived as an ambitious response to the enormous and liberating opportunity for independent publishers in the digital age. The power of Faber partnering with Perseus makes this ambition immediately achievable, globally and long term as together we can offer market-leading tools, service and knowledge that will enable publishers based in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa the means to publish successfully."
They are searching for a UK-based executive to run the new business, which will have its own London-based client services team. Atlantic Books has signed on as a client for the new service, which will absorb the Faber Factory clients and Faber's own digital books. The new venture promises to help Constellation's US clients reach UK digital markets as well.