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Concern for children's book market as The Book People fails to find buyer

Trade figures have said the failure of The Book People to find a buyer, leading to 155 redundancies, could have ramifications for the children's book market.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-14 05:00:29 UTC ]
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The Book People unable to secure buyer makes 155 redundant

The Book People made 155 of its staff redundant on Friday (10th January) after failing to find a buyer. The company will continue to trade online with retained staff "for as long as possible" and "whilst any remaining interest is explored", its administrators have said. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-10 16:53:47 UTC ]
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'In 24 hours, people gave us £40,000': how readers rescued a small press

Galley Beggar Press was facing ruin after the collapse of The Book People, but the public has supplied Christmas magic of a kind I don’t usually buy intoIf a novelist had submitted a story to my publishing company about someone losing £40,000 one day and then regaining it the next, thanks to the... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-12-19 17:31:08 UTC ]
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Galley Beggar Press 'saved' after crowdfunder raises £42k

Galley Beggar Press has raised more than £42,000 in under 24 hours, "saving" the independent publisher and filling the financial “black hole” created from The Book People going into administration earlier in the week. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-19 04:52:46 UTC ]
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Book People collapse plunges small publisher Galley Beggar into crisis

Editors say it was pressured into printing an edition of Ducks, Newburyport for the discount retailer but now may not see the returnsGalley Beggar Press, the tiny literary publisher behind acclaimed novels including the Booker-shortlisted Ducks, Newburyport and women’s prize for fiction winner A... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-12-18 13:22:39 UTC ]
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Trade dismay at The Book People administration amid hopes of buyer

News of The Book People going into administration has been met with dismay by publishers, who still hold out hope that a buyer for at least part of the business can be found. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-17 20:40:19 UTC ]
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Galley Beggar faces £40k black hole after The Book People enters administration

A Galley Beggar Press fundraiser has raised £20,000 within an hour of launching, as the indie faces a £40,000 "black hole" from The Book People’s administration status. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-17 20:00:20 UTC ]
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Tomlinson to retire after 13 years at The Book People

Karen Tomlinson, head of adult books at The Book People, will retire in September after 13 years with the company.    Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-30 01:43:54 UTC ]
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The Book People rebrands under Bayliss to put books back in the driving seat

Following an unsettled five years, The Book People’s new c.e.o. Claire Bayliss has arrived with a fresh vision for the company: a rebrand and a further restructure, delivering significant profit over the next three years. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-16 03:08:07 UTC ]
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TBP reinvented

Benedicte Page reflects on the changing landscape for high-discount retailing, amid The Book People's recent restructure. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-16 02:48:07 UTC ]
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Bayliss made group c.e.o. at The Book People

Claire Bayliss has been appointed as group c.e.o. of The Book People, and has promised to spearhead a transformation at the company, saying it has become “invisible” in recent years. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-05 14:16:31 UTC ]
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The Book People and Save the Children to publish 7-year-old Tom Burlison

Tom Burlison from Epsom, who is seven years old, has won this year’s Bedtime Story Competition, ran by Save the Children and The Book People. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-28 01:00:26 UTC ]
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Mason promoted to c.e.o. at The Book People

Simon Mason has been appointed chief executive officer at The Book People as William Wellesley steps down to become a non-executive director.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book People kicks off celebrations marking 30 years in business

Book People has embarked on a year of celebrations, including events, competitions and exclusive content for customers and staff, in honour of its 30th anniversary. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Book People to begin selling child’s refugee tale

The Book People will begin selling a refugee tale by 10-year-old Frasier Cox next month, after the school boy won its bedtime story competition, with proceeds going to Save the Children. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Seni Glaister to pen two for HQ

HQ will publish two books by Seni Glaister, the co-founder and former chief executive of The Book People. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-04-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Boy with autism wins Book People's Bedtime Story Competition

A nine-year-old boy with autism has been chosen as the winner of the Book People’s Bedtime Story Competition and will now work with Little Tiger to turn his “incredibly touching” entry into a book. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dangerous by Milo Yiannopoulos – digested read

‘So my $15m book deal got cancelled because a few snowflakes were upset over something I said about children. Well, diddums’This is the book people said couldn’t be published because I was so dangerous. Well, you don’t get to silence The World’s Most Dangerous Faggot that easily. Have I said... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-07-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Winkleman to judge Book People's story prize

Claudia Winkleman has been unveiled as the head judge for Book People’s latest Bedtime Story competition with a theme of “friendship”. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Book People acquires gift company Qwerkity

The Book People has acquired gift company Qwerkity, heralding its “natural” expansion into the gift market. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-06-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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