I've recently published a non-fiction book (in English) with a publisher based in Italy. It is both printed and formatted for ebook. While the ebook is readily available internationally, the printed book ships from Italy--which can be costly to the would-be reader. The publisher has explained that he does not have distribution rights in the UK and that a UK publisher would have to acquire the copyright to make the book available from the UK. The problem is that I approached the appropriate UK publishers in the first instance and my lack of success is what drove me out of country. A catch 22?
Anyone have any ideas of how I can solve this issue? The writing was enjoyable, but the business of publishing is. . . not.