BA hails increase in indie bookshops for third consecutive year

The number of independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland has grown for the third consecutive year, according to new data from the Booksellers Association.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Redmayne hails 'terrific year' at HarperCollins Summer Party

Charlie Redmayne paid tribute to the veterans of the publishing industry who had passed away in the “brutal” last year at the HarperCollins summer party. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Mantel's novel "increasingly unlikely" to be next year

Hilary Mantel has revealed it is “increasingly unlikely” that her next novel will be published by next summer. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookshops praised as IBW Book Award shortlist revealed

Independent bookshops have been praised by authors as “oases of intellectual and physical comfort” as the Independent Bookshop Week Book Award nominees have been released. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-04-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Faber CEO speaks out after winning indie trade publisher of the year

Head of venerable press says his sector has important role in the defence of free speech and champions the revival of literary fiction and traditional booksFaber & Faber’s chief executive has called for publishers to oppose crackdowns on free speech and the rise of so-called fake news.... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-02-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indies shine through on Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year shortlist

Indies are leading the shortlist for the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, with five of the six books vying for the £5,000 prize hailing from independent presses. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BA's Godfray 'optimistic' about bookshop numbers in 2017

The Booksellers' Association has struck an optimistic note with members in its newsletter and review of 2016 ahead of Christmas, predicting a possibility of more bookshop openings than closures in 2017. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookshops called on to complete annual Christmas Trading Survey

The Bookseller is calling on independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland to complete its annual Christmas Trading survey. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reidy Hails Profitable Year at S&S and 'Stable' Publishing Marketplace

Led by Bruce Springsteen's bestselling 'Born to Run,' S&S CEO Carolyn Reidy reports a profitable year at S&S and a "period of relative stability in the publishing marketplace.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indies First Returns on Saturday for Third Year

On November 26, independent booksellers around the country will be celebrating Indies First on Small Business Saturday with author events, flash storytimes, discounts, and cake to kick off the holiday selling season. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BA backs campus bookshops as Leicester axes academic offer

The Booksellers Association has defended the importance of bookshops on university campuses in the wake of the University of Leicester Bookshop being threatened with closure. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookshops turn a new page to fight off threat from Amazon

Spate of openings of ‘destination’ stores as owners offer drinks, performances and crafts to tempt customers away from Amazon It’s children’s story hour at the Book Nook in Hove and the owner, Vanessa Lewis, is doing a reading of Julia Donaldson’s rhyming picture book The Detective Dog. Related:... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2016-07-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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IBW events hot up as indie optimism increases

Exclusive bookshop editions, a Hachette author tour and national comic workshops are among the festivities lined up for this year’s Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) - a celebration of independent bookshops. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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US indie bookshop numbers soar

The news coming from the American Booksellers Association at BEA is that there’s been a net increase of 660 independent stores since 2009 – a reflection if ever there was one of the growing power of localism in the US. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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David Segrue to open indie bookshop in Radlett

Book sales rep David Segrue is set to open an independent bookshop with his wife Amanda in May. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indies fear the impact of new increased overheads

Independent booksellers face a potentially toxic cocktail of pressures as the new National Minimum Wage (introduced in April), business rates rises and looming changes to pension contributions could force some to close and others to shed staff. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Regional independent bookshop of the year winners crowned

Relative newcomers, shops reinvigorated by new owners and an institution still innovating in its 70th year are among the regional winners of this year’s British Book Industry Awards’ Independent Bookshop of the Year, sponsored by Gardners. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Independent Bookshop of the Year regional shortlists revealed

A record year for submissions has led to the highest ever number of regional shortlisted entries in this year’s British Book Industry Awards Independent Bookshop of the Year category, sponsored by Gardners Books. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hackney bookshop opens with indie focus

The people behind Camden Lock Books have opened a new independent bookshop in Hackney, east London. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-02-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookshops report Christmas sales boost

Independent bookshops have reported robust Christmas trading, with 72% saying sales increased on last year, reflecting a buoyant market for indie bookshops amid the best Christmas for physical book sales in five years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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UK Print Book Sales Pop in 2015, Indie Bookshops Get a Boost

The Bookseller reports a jump in the average price of books in the UK last year, as well as a boost in print book sales — especially at indie bookstores. The post UK Print Book Sales Pop in 2015, Indie Bookshops Get a Boost appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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