By: Daisy Cole
A London photography book publisher has raised almost £37,000 in an
online campaign to save it from closure.
Hoxton Mini-Press launched a Kickstarter fund this month after a 70 per
cent drop in sales followed the closure of its high street stockists amid
the COVID-19 pandemic.
Martin Osborne, who owns the independent book publishing company
with his wife Ann, said their books are found in galleries and bookshops
all over the world.
“We know that books are not nearly as important as ventilators and we
also know that small businesses are not suffering as much as many
many millions of people around the world.
“However, we do believe that good art photography and books are
meaningful and make the world a better place.”
When Hoxton’s Kickstarter fund ended last Thursday, the Osbornes
were delighted to have raised £36,855 – well beyond their £10,000 goal.
“We said that if we surpassed £35,000, we would donate £1,000 to be
shared between the NHS and the Bristol-based Tree Sisters Charity,”
“We are absolutely ecstatic to have been able to raise the funds we
needed and more. It means we can get on with the job of creating
beautiful books for everyone to enjoy.”