Daunt warns 'Today' programme of Christmas threat to indies

Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has reiterated his claims bookshops should be considered essential retailers and warned some indies will go out of business if they don't get vital Christmas trade. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-11 10:47:16 UTC ]
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Indie booksellers invited to complete 2020 Christmas trading survey

Indie bookshops in the UK and Ireland are invited to complete The Bookseller’s annual Christmas trading survey.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-17 20:16:26 UTC ]
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Fungi and local authors prove Christmas hits for indies

A non-fiction work about fungi and books with local interest are among the top-selling titles for indies ahead of Christmas, The Bookseller has been told.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-17 16:31:47 UTC ]
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Devon indie to open in time for Christmas

Nigel Jones, formerly of Ottakar's and the Totnes Bookshop, and his wife Claire Jones, a former W H Smith children's buyer, are to open their own independent bookshop in Totnes, two weeks before Christmas.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-30 12:29:44 UTC ]
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21 new books to buy from your local indie today.

You know what they say: November is the new December! When’s the best time to support your local bookstore and get holiday gifts? Well, there’s no time like the present. (Get it?) (I’m sorry.) (But seriously, support your favorite indie and check out these new books!) * Jonathan Lethem, The... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-10 19:44:02 UTC ]
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Self-censorship a growing threat to publishing freedom, warns IPA

Self-censorship on sensitive issues like religion and sexuality is a growing threat to the freedom to publish, the International Publishers Assocation has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-16 07:59:13 UTC ]
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Daunt confident on Christmas despite 'devastating' local lockdowns

Waterstones m.d. James Daunt has admitted local lockdowns have been “devastating” for sales but says he is confident stores can meet demand in the run-up to Christmas. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-14 14:54:03 UTC ]
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Coronavirus has stacked odds against indies further, BHP Comics publisher warns

Coronavirus has stacked the odds against indie presses even further, BHP Comics publisher Sha Nasir has said, warning he will have to completely change his firm's business model as a result of the pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-31 14:53:02 UTC ]
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Four indies launch virtual events programme

Four independent bookshops have pooled their knowledge and resources to organise a series of virtual events.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-09 02:25:23 UTC ]
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Indie booksellers invited to complete 2019 Christmas trading survey

Indie bookshops in the UK and Ireland are being urged to complete The Bookseller’s annual Christmas trading survey.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-18 19:51:28 UTC ]
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Mackesy’s illustrated début is indies’ lead Christmas hit

Debut children's book The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse is proving a hit with independents in the run up to Christmas, with some bookshops reporting frustrations at not being able to replenish stocks of the title fast enough amid buoyant trading this festive season. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-09 19:47:28 UTC ]
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Book Culture's future at risk, warns New York indie owner

The owner of New York's Book Culture bookshops says the business's four stores are in danger of closing unless they receive help from the city.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-25 02:20:48 UTC ]
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'Don’t let the fox in the coop'; Daunt warns against Amazon’s dominance

Waterstones boss James Daunt has warned the Scottish book industry against the growing dominance of Amazon, saying that if the retail giant ever implemented print book subscriptions it would make working in the books business “frankly intolerable”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hudson 'welcomes' class survey on Radio 4 Today programme

The Bookseller’s survey into class was discussed on BBC Radio 4’s “The Today Programme”, with author Kerry Hudson welcoming the data. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ignore mobile at your peril, Rajan warns indie publishers

It is vital that publishers implement mobile strategies and exploit data about audience, BBC media editor Amol Rajan has said, whilst discussing the challenges facing organisations such as Facebook and the BBC. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BBC's 'Today' programme partners with Octopus

Cassell Illustrated has signed a publishing partnership with BBC Radio 4’s "Today" programme, to publish the programme’s first official book along with two others. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-02-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookshops bullish about 2018 after Christmas sales rise

Indie bookshops are kicking off 2018 with confidence after the majority reported sales rises over the Christmas period, but some some have urged publishers to take more risks and work harder to build authors into brands this year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indies reminded to complete 2017 Christmas Trading Survey

Indie bookshops in the UK and Ireland are being called upon to complete The Bookseller’s annual Christmas Trading Survey. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstones, Blackwell's and indies report Christmas sales rise

Waterstones, Blackwell’s, Stanfords and independent booksellers have all reported strong Christmas book sales, with titles such as Five on Brexit Island and the GCHQ Puzzle Book proving hits with customers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-05 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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