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Meet the Member: Veloce Publishing
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1 What's your company called?

Veloce Publishing.

2 What do you publish?

Automotive subjects under our Veloce imprint; animal welfare and wellbeing books under the Hubble & Hattie imprint; and general titles under our new Belvedere imprint.

3 What's the story of the company?

Two ex-Haynes employees—myself [Jude Brooks] and Rod Grainger—founded Veloce in 1991, in the teeth of a recession, and we have weathered two more since! Now 26 years old, our company has grown organically to comprise 16 employees at our own custom-made premises in Poundbury in Dorchester.

4 How's business?

Looking up after a good many years when gritted teeth were the order of the day!

5 What do you enjoy about being independent?

Just that. We can choose our own path—right or wrong—and answer to no one.

6 What do you think is the biggest single issue in publishing right now?

Vanishing bookshops and the power of Amazon.

7 What one piece of advice would you give to a fellow independent just starting out?

It’s vital to have good people alongside you. A team that works well together is worth its weight in gold.

8 What do you get out of belonging to the IPG?

Having only just joined it’s a little too early to say—but I’m very hopeful there will be many benefits!

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