PHOTO: Paul Gilbert, Independent Publisher and Bookseller since 1994
All good things must come to an end. After more than 26 years as an independent publisher I have decided to retire. My publishing business officially closed on 1st January 2021. My decision was not an easy one, but one which I have been considering for some time now. While I had hoped to continue publishing for a few more years, circumstances beyond my control have forced me to do otherwise.
In anticipation of my retirement and plans to move back to England, I began downsizing my business back in 2016, when I turned 60. I stopped selling other publishers books, I ceased publishing books by new authors, I stopped importing books in bulk from Russia, then I closed down my Royal Russia web site, and focused on publications on the life and reign of Emperor Nicholas II.
These measures, saw…
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