Bookselling in lockdown: education titles surge as UK shops are shuttered

Exclusive data from Blackwell’s, Waterstones and Bookstat reveal that, with most UK readers housebound, educational titles, escapist fiction and soothing self-help is much in demand Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-03 16:08:12 UTC ]
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Lockdown learning helps education market rise as study guides’ sales surge

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Lockdown learning helps education market rise as study guides’ sales surge

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Pocket Shop exits UK as last two shops close

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Booksellers are the gatekeepers for titles by people of colour, says Brandes

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UK National Newspaper Print Sales Plunge Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

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Catford joins Hodder Education as UK field sales director

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Lockdown TV: Netflix Dominates, News Surges and Bea Arthur Is Still Golden

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The Bookseller's Library of the Year Award launches despite lockdown

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Amazon prioritises children's books and educational titles experiencing 'strong demand'

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UK national newspaper sales plummet under Covid-19 lockdown

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New chapter? UK print book sales fall while audiobooks surge 43%

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