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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Trade dismay at The Book People administration amid hopes of buyer

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Beautiful Books enters administration

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Beautiful Books facing administration

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