Tue, 26/11/2013 - 12:54
Independent booksellers are gearing up to support the UK’s first Small Business Saturday, which takes place on 7th December.
The initiative to increase customers and sales for small enterprises was born in the US in 2010, and is traditionally held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Small Business Saturday has come to...
Mon, 11/11/2013 - 15:09
Residents of Wandsworth in London have seen their dream of opening an independent bookshop move a step closer this week, with Northcote Books Limited officially registered as a Society for the Benefit of the Community.
The project to ...
Wed, 06/11/2013 - 14:02
Amazon.com is offering independent booksellers the opportunity to sell Kindle e-readers.
The company will give US indies 10% commission for every Kindle e-book bought on the device sold by the indie bookseller for two years after the e-reader was sold.
The 10% commission figure is believed to be slightly higher than the...
Fri, 18/10/2013 - 09:17
The Booksellers Association has said it will urgently consider an industry initiative to prevent explicit self-published e-books becoming available on mainstream retailers’ websites.
W H Smith shut down its entire site following the Mail on Sunday’s revelation last weekend (13th) that...
Tue, 17/09/2013 - 07:30
The Emma Press has won an Arts Council England grant to stage a series of erotic poetry readings across the UK.
The Mildly Erotic Poetry tour, held to celebrate the publication of The Emma Press Anthology of Mildly Erotic Verse, will run...
Tue, 03/09/2013 - 08:00
Profile has recorded a small downturn in turnover for the year to 31st March 2013, at £8.49m (£9m in previous year). Operating profit was flat with 2012 (£702,735) at £697,000.
Profit as a percentage of turnover stood at 10%, up from 9%.
M.d. Andrew Franklin said: "We are more pleased than we...
Tue, 03/09/2013 - 07:30
Canongate has announced The Future 40, the list of 40 Scottish storytellers it believes will dominate the next 40 years of creative life in the country.
The independent publisher teamed up with The Skinny magazine to create The Future 40 (below in full), to celebrate its own...
Mon, 05/08/2013 - 09:20
Constable & Robinson has joined the Independent Alliance, the coalition of independent publishers in the UK.
The move will change how C&R handles its sales, with UK regional representation of C&R titles outside London moving to the Alliance rep force from 1st September 2013.
Overseas representation of C&R...
Thu, 18/07/2013 - 08:15
South London's Bookshop on the Heath and Castle Hill Bookshop in Richmond, North Yorkshire, are among six independents currently up for sale.
The Bookshop on the Heath—price tag £100,000—has been trading from the same site in London’s Blackheath since 1949. Owners Richard and Jasmine Platt are now poised...
Wed, 10/07/2013 - 12:05
Independent publisher CB editions has signed a new collection of stories from a student writer.
The publisher bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada and Australia/New Zealand) in May-Lan Tan's Things to Make and Break in a deal with David Riding at MBA Literary Agents Ltd.
May-Lan Tan is currently...