English language bookshop crowdfunder has week to raise £7,000

A crowdfunding campaign to create a “feminist safe haven” bookshop in Paris has only a week left to raise the remaining £7,000 needed to secure premises, after securing two-thirds of its financial target. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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London Magazine asks for bookshop votes

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Tue, 05/07/2011 - 09:25 The London Magazine has launched a competition for readers to nominate their favourite bookshop, highlighting indies including Daunts. As part of the publication's The Great Little Shop Awards, this month the magazine is asking... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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More than 3,000 titles suggested for WBN 2012

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 04/07/2011 - 15:29 More than 1,500 people have nominated titles for World Book Night 2012, with over 3,000 titles put forward just over a week after the ballot opened. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lecturers posting notes online "harming" bookshops

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 04/07/2011 - 08:31 University lecturers posting course notes online are "harming" academic booksellers, and the posts can also deter students from reading around the subject, the chairman of the Booksellers Association's Academic, Professional... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-07-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Electronic gift cards to launch in Ireland this week

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Mon, 27/06/2011 - 15:45 National Book Tokens will launch the Euro Gift Card in the Republic of Ireland for the first time this Friday. The Euro Gift Card is being introduced by NBT after “a great deal of interest” in the system following its launch... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Belfast university bookshop to close

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 24/06/2011 - 13:39 A Belfast academic bookshop has decided to shut its doors after 53 years trading, blaming competition from the internet for declining sales over the last five years. The Bookshop at Queen’s on University Road in Belfast,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Physical bookshops frustrated with Pottermore

Written By: Graeme Neill and Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 16:34 Retailers have criticised J K Rowling's decision to sell the Harry Potter ebooks directly through the Pottermore website, with Waterstone's saying physical bookshops are "effectively banned" from selling... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Patterson top in another Random week

Written By: Tom Tivnan Publication Date: Tue, 21/06/2011 - 15:59 Random House had another stellar week, there was a record for Wilbur Smith and a Father's Day push led to double digit week on week rise in value and volume sales for the trade. RH did not repeat its unprecedented octet of the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vintage Launches Crime Fan Site, 'The Weekly Lizard'

Under the auspices of its Vintage Crime/Black Lizard imprint, Vintage Books is launching the Weekly Lizard, a mobile-optimized online site devoted to news and feature content about crime and mystery writing. While the Weekly Lizard is designed to attract readers interested in crime, mystery and... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2011-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sandwich Bookshop to close

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 15/06/2011 - 14:25 The Sandwich Bookshop in Kent is closing after seven years, blaming a rise in internet bookselling, supermarket discounting and the popularity of e-readers. Owner Louise Vance will be shutting the doors to her shop in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Grisham top for a second week

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 14/06/2011 - 16:09 John Grisham's The Confession (Arrow) has retained its position at the summit of the Official UK Top 50 despite a 24% drop in sales week-on-week. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Visitor numbers up 7% at LBF 2011 over ash-free 2009

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 09/06/2011 - 15:38 Attendance at the London Book Fair in April was up 7% from 2009, the nearest comparable year, according to figures released by Reed Exhibitions. The 2011 fair welcomed 24,802 visitors, up from 23,096 in 2009, with US visitors... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Metamarkets Raises $6 Million To Help Big Web Publishers Corral Big Data

A ad tech startup that promises to help Web publishers make sense of all the data their ad sales generate. Continue reading at AllThingsD

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"Iconic" travel bookshop put up for sale

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 31/05/2011 - 09:04 An "iconic" London travel bookshop is being put up for sale after 32 years on the high street. The Travel Bookshop, based in London’s Notting Hill area, has been run by its present owner, based in France, for the last 25... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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GigiOM Raises $6 Million in Round Led By Reed Elsevier

GigaOM, a media company targeting the tech space, has secured a $6 million round of funding led by Reed Elsevier's investment group Reed Elsevier Ventures. Existing venture partners Alloy Ventures and True Ventures also participated in the round. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2011-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors readied to support strong Independent Booksellers Week

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Wed, 25/05/2011 - 08:45 Edmund de Waal, Maggie O’Farrell and Tony Parsons are among the authors lined up to take part in Independent Booksellers Week. The week of events, in association with the Booksellers Association, will take place between... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Second week at the top for Madeleine memoir

Written By: Philip Stone Publication Date: Tue, 24/05/2011 - 15:55 Kate McCann's Madeleine (Bantam Press) was comfortably the bestselling book at UK booksellers for the second week running, selling 63,909 copies in its first full week on sale. It brings total sales of the hardback edition of... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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WBN giveaway to be cut to 500,000 books

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 17/05/2011 - 15:59 World Book Night in 2012 will see 500,000 rather than 1m books given away, WBN founder Jamie Byng told Book Industry Conference (BIC) delegates this morning, as he also discussed incorporating digital and audio elements... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bidders given two weeks to make Waterstone's move

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Mon, 16/05/2011 - 09:10 Bidders for Waterstone's have a reported two weeks to express a formal interest in the chain, as parent HMV Group said it was in "advanced discussions" over a sale. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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High street bookshops need greater support - Streeter

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 16/05/2011 - 09:56 The economics for booksellers "simply don't work" as they struggle with high costs and low margins, the president of the Booksellers Association has claimed. Jane Streeter was delivering the introduction at the BA Conference at... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Transworld claims first day Madeleine sales of 40,000

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 13/05/2011 - 13:05 Transworld is reporting first day sales of at least 40,000 copies of Madeleine by Kate McCann, about the infamous disappearance of her daughter from their holiday apartment in Portugal four years ago. read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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