Hoxton mini-press surpasses Kickstarter goal to keep the photography book business solvent

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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,”

added Martin.

“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.”