Freight authors aghast as former publisher sets up new imprint

Co-founder 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 co-founder: 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 co-founder Davinder Samrai.

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