'A person's spirit is in their cloth'
The Indigo Press is an independent publisher of fiction and creative non-fiction, headquartered at the legendary John Murray building in London. The press is named after the ancient dye, used all over the world. Having once been a luxury product subject to tariffs and harvested by slaves, Indigo is now one of the most democratic colours in the world as the main ingredient of denim, or ‘serge de nîmes’. This decolonization – of the mind, body or country – is a key element of The Indigo Press’s philosophy, and indeed all the authors we are publishing in 2018 and 2019 are from countries which the UK has colonized or occupied: Australia, Eritrea, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Sudan, Syria/Canada and the USA. This spirit of internationalism, feminism and socialism is our founding principle.
The Indigo Press is the latest addition to a portfolio of book businesses that comprise the MILD Group, which includes long-established rights specialists The Marsh Agency, award-winning independent bookshop Dulwich Books, and LiveLit, a successful literary events series, that includes two annual literary festivals.
Susie Nicklin, CEO of the MILD Group, began her career at The Bodley Head publishers and co-founded The Marsh Agency, before becoming Director of English PEN and subsequently Director of Literature at the British Council. She rejoined The Marsh Agency in 2014 and acquired Dulwich Books Ltd in 2015.
Alexander Spears, Sales and Marketing Manager, joins the press with ten years’ experience in independent publishing, including marketing, editorial and digital roles at Pluto Press, Constable & Robinson, Elliot & Thompson and Walker Books. He was co-founder of the independent literary press, Dodo Ink.
'A person's spirit is in their cloth' © 2011 Catherine E. McKinley Indigo: In Search of the Color that Seduced the World