Freight authors aghast as former publisher sets up new imprint
Former director launches new press as company goes into formal liquidation with writers reporting royalties still unpaid
Authors left in limbo after the collapse of a troubled Scottish publisher have reacted with dismay to the latest venture by its former director: a new publishing imprint.
The day after Freight Books, a home for more than 80 authors which was named Scottish publisher of the year in 2015, formally went into liquidation, the first title from Adrian Searle’s Wild Harbour Books launched in Glasgow. Searle left the company in April, citing “irreconcilable differences over strategic direction” with business partner Davinder Samrai.