About Us

About Us

The Indigo Press is an independent publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, based in London. Guided by a spirit of internationalism, feminism and social justice, we publish books to make readers see the world afresh, question their behaviour and beliefs, and imagine a better future.

Susie Nicklin

Founder, Publisher & Commissioning Editor

Susie (she/her) began her career at The Bodley Head publishers and co-founded foreign rights specialist The Marsh Agency in 1993. She was Director of English PEN from 2002 – 2005, and inaugurated its translation programme (now PEN Translates). She was Director of Literature at the British Council from 2005 – 2013, creating international literary partnerships and events.  

From 2015 – 2019 she was the owner of award-winning independent bookshop Dulwich Books, and she produced and directed ten literary festivals in that time. She founded The Indigo Press in 2018.

Phoebe Barker

Marketing Manager

Phoebe (she/her) is a digital marketing specialist with experience in campaign creation and website development. She has a Creative Writing degree, is qualified with the Chartered Institute of Marketing and previously worked in roles with technology start-ups undergoing venture capital growth.

Orla Schatzlein

Publishing Trainee

Orla (she/her) is a publishing trainee with editorial experience working on a number of literary journals. She has a degree in English Literature from the University of Edinburgh and an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature from UCL. She currently divides her time between translation rights for the Marsh agency and independent publishing at The Indigo Press.

Mercedes Anaeto

Publishing Trainee

Mercedes (she/her) joined The Marsh Agency in November 2022 under a Creative Access traineeship where she divides her time between rights, accounts and independent publishing house The Indigo Press. She has a degree in English Literature with Philosophy and Japanese and is currently doing a master’s at the University of Hertfordshire in Literature and Culture.