Fri, 01/03/2013 - 08:45
The regional shortlists for independent bookshop category at The Bookseller Industry Awards 2013 show more than 30 bookshops competing for the chance to be named the UK’s best independent. The award, sponsored by wholesaler Gardners, seeks to highlight the best of bookselling and comes with a cash prize of £5,000.
Thu, 21/02/2013 - 09:10
The annual Booksellers Association conference will take place on 22nd-23rd September at Warwick University. Attendance will be free for booksellers again this year.
Gardners, which is sponsoring the conference, will also run its Trade Show on 22nd September.
Alan Staton, BA's head of marketing, said: "We're...
Fri, 30/11/2012 - 06:30
Book wholesaler Gardners saw gross profit fall 9.2% in the year to February 2012, with sales dropping 2.9%.
In accounts released through Companies House this week, the company reported a turnover of £171.4m in 2012, a drop of 2.9% from 2011, when it reported a£176.5m turnover.
Mon, 05/11/2012 - 08:30
Publishers and library suppliers say the UK academic library market is faring better than anticipated this year, despite the tough financial constraints within the sector. However, there is increasing pressure on publishers to offer value for money to hard-pressed librarians keen to strike good deals, suppliers pointed out.
Wed, 10/10/2012 - 09:20
National Book Tokens is to launch an e-book gifting card for digital books with the content to be provided by Gardners.
National Book Tokens announced this morning (10th October) that it was in the process of developing the card in the belief that many consumers wish to give e-books as gifts. However, the card will not be ready in...
Thu, 05/07/2012 - 09:16
Gardners will not produce its own consumer-facing Christmas catalogue this year, but will instead back the Bookseller Association’s magazine for indies in a move intended to “support independent booksellers".
The Eastbourne-based wholesaler has produced a consumer-facing catalogue for several years but has decided...
Mon, 18/06/2012 - 08:20
Gardners has said it will not join Google's affiliate scheme for e-books once the giant search company's reseller's initiative comes to end this year. Gardners plans to continues to grow its e-book platform model for independent booksellers, endorsing a new e-reader and launching an app.
Gardners e-commerce manager Julie...
Thu, 05/04/2012 - 09:12
Gardners launched its Hive consumer website one year ago and has been championing its benefits to entice more independent booksellers on board—and more customers.
Hive is in effect the vertical integration of Gardners' wholesale supply chain through to a consumer-facing online retailer, using its traditional customers (...
Fri, 10/02/2012 - 08:03
The Bookseller has received a record number of entries for its Independent Bookseller of the Year Award, sponsored by Gardners.
Fifty-two shops have bid to be recognised as the finest independent bookshop in the UK and Ireland, with the winner receiving £5,000 from Gardners.
The Bookseller, Gardners...
Thu, 09/02/2012 - 10:10
Nearly a quarter of all books sold on Hive since October have been digital, Gardners has revealed.
The book wholesaler launched the consumer-facing site in June, linking with 350 independent booksellers and giving them the much called-for ability to compete with larger, chain retailers in selling e-books.
In September, the...