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About Us

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We are a small publishing firm, based in North Cumbria.
Proprietor: Connie Jensen  
Trifolium Books
The Red House
Lesson Hall

Why another new publisher?
My research into the current state of the book industry, including extensive correspondence with writers and agents, convinced me that mainstream publishing does not use quality as its main criterion when selecting manuscripts to publish: big publishers are very reluctant to take risks; they have massive overheads, small profits and an unwieldy traditional model. This means they often make huge advances to famous authors; publish a run of expensive hardbacks, most of which end up remaindered; and only begin to make a profit when they sell thousands of paperbacks.

Books by celebrities and authors who are household names are snapped up, but unknown or minority interest books are generally ignored, however good they are.

Parallel to the problems with main scale publishing, there has been a huge growth in the self publishing/indie publishing industry. Small wonder then, that many writers are bypassing the traditional trunk road and beating their own paths. Trifolium Books was set up to help one writer on her path, but continues with other writers of good quality historical fiction.
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