Indie bookshop pre-orders boom as Mantel publication nears

Indie bookshops are cashing in on a pre-order boom for Hilary Mantel’s new book and are hosting everything from midnight openings to silent discos this week. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-01 15:13:26 UTC ]
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David Cameron publication day: Former PM hits campaign trail as HarperCollins hails pre-order success

David Cameron marked publication day of his autobiography today with a flurry of high profile interviews as HarperCollins hails the success of his memoir.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-18 16:43:56 UTC ]
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As Bookshop Booms, Questions Arise

The independent bookstore e-commerce site Bookshop.org has seen a 2,000% increase in sales in the last month and has become a lifeline for many stores that have been temporarily closed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet despite its apparent success, the site has skeptics. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie bookstore Powell's Books rehires more than 100 employees as online orders soar

Portland's beloved indie bookstore Powell's Books rehired more than 100 employees after seeing a surge in online orders. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-03-29 18:12:16 UTC ]
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Amazon returns pre-order ‘buy’ buttons after 48-hour hiatus

Amazon’s “buy" pre-order buttons have been returned for upcoming titles, after they were removed from not-yet-published books for two days to prioritise stocking other high-demand items during the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-23 00:36:21 UTC ]
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Hilary Mantel: Royal women's bodies 'still perceived as public property'

Wolf Hall author Dame Hilary Mantel discussed the final book in her trilogy with the BBC's Rebecca Jones. Continue reading at BBC News

[ BBC News | 2020-03-02 17:51:43 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-09 17:00:46 UTC ]
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Wakefield indie to shut bricks and mortar bookshop and move focus online

Wakefield indie Rickaro Books will close its bricks and mortar bookshop in March and move its focus to its website selling rare and antique books.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-07 01:28:46 UTC ]
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New indie bookshop opens in Barnsley

A new independent bookshop has opened in Barnsley, run by a mother and son team who became fed up watching the big chains leave their town. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-19 02:33:27 UTC ]
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Is Trump Preparing to Order Public Access to Taxpayer Funded Research?

Details remain murky, but this week the AAP issued a strong rebuke to an open access policy said to be under consideration by the Trump Administration. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Can Bookshop Become the Indie Amazon?

The soon-to-launch platform aims to give booksellers an edge against the e-tail giant. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-25 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Two Minnesota Indie Bookstores Partnered Up, and Business Is Booming

Twin Cities area bookstores Excelsior Bay Books and Valley Bookseller have entered a unique collaborative relationship that is attracting A-list authors to their premises and bumping up both stores’ sales. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-18 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon US delivers pre-order copies of The Testaments a week early

https://www.thebookseller.com/news/atwood-star-global-cinema-event-six-string-uk-tour-970551Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments has been sent out to some readers a week before publication due to “retailer error”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-04 14:55:27 UTC ]
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New indie bookshop to open in Bourne

A new independent bookshop will open its doors to customers in Bourne, Lincolnshire this weekend.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-28 01:26:30 UTC ]
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Indies win funding to mark The Testaments publication day

Indie bookshops Red Lion and Rogan's Books have triumphed in a competition to win funding to celebrate the publication of The Testaments by Margaret Atwood.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-20 08:36:31 UTC ]
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Queues outside Edinburgh indie as The Portobello Bookshop opens doors

Edinburgh's latest indie The Portobello Bookshop has opened its doors to the public, with customers queuing to get in on its first day of trading.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-29 21:32:06 UTC ]
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Open Pen and Newham Bookshop to host latest indie homeless fundraiser

Indie press Open Pen and Newham Bookshop are joining forces to host a fundraiser for the homeless in East London. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-22 07:47:05 UTC ]
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Lambeth indie bookshop closure highlights fragility of UK high street, says BA

Independent bookshop Travelling Through has shut down following five years of trade, as Booksellers Association m.d. Meryl Halls says the closure has highlighted how "fragile our high streets are".  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-25 00:29:42 UTC ]
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Vintage rallies indie bookshops for Atwood's The Testaments

Vintage and Index on Censorship are calling on independent bookshops to coordinate creative publication events for Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments, the much-anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale in September, with a chance to win £750 to fund the best ideas. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Indie publishers and bookshop join forces for homeless charity

Independent publishers have joined forces with a Hackney bookshop for a charity event in aid of helping the homeless.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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