Mon, 22/09/2014 - 09:10
“The tide is turning” on bookshops’ attitudes towards stocking self-published titles, new developments suggest.
The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) founder Orna Ross agreed there had been “movement” as a result of ALLi’s #OpenUpToIndies campaign earlier in the year. The initiative called on...
Fri, 11/07/2014 - 09:10
Cycling books were “flying off shelves” during the Tour de France in Yorkshire, described at the “grandest” Grand Départ in the race’s 111-year history.
Millions of people were estimated to have flocked into Yorkshire for the start of the Tour de France last weekend (5th July), described by race...
Fri, 04/07/2014 - 09:30
Bookshops around the country are gearing up to cash in on the Tour de France.
Anticipation of the sporting fixture, which begins in Yorkshire on Saturday 5th July, has reached fever pitch, with one bookseller saying customers were “going mad for it.”
Cycling books have already been flying off the shelves, some...
Wed, 18/06/2014 - 09:20
Authors want both online and bricks and mortar retailers to thrive, Louise Doughty has said.
The Apple Tree Yard (Faber) author (pictured) will be speaking at The Great Bookshop Debate during Independent Booksellers Week on 2nd July from 7.30pm-9.30pm at the new flagship Foyles shop in Charing Cross Road, which will focus on...
Fri, 02/05/2014 - 09:45
Legend Press has launched a campaign highlighting its support for independent booksellers called “Think Independent”.
The independent publisher has sent copies of its new book Teach Her by BBC and Channel 4 comedy writer Mark Kotting to 100 independent booksellers across the country to either sell, review or read...
Tue, 04/03/2014 - 09:20
Business rates have been branded “one of the principal threats to the survival of retail businesses in the High Street” by a cross-party Business, Innovation and Skills select committee.
The committee's report into the...
Mon, 24/02/2014 - 08:42
The number of independent bookshops in the UK has fallen below 1,000 for the first time since records began. According to the Booksellers Association’s annual membership figures, 67 indies closed in 2013 and 26 opened, leaving the overall number of indies on the high street at 987, down from 1,028 in February 2013.
Wed, 19/02/2014 - 09:20
Igloo Books aims to up its adult non-fiction output by 40% over the course of 2014.
The independent publisher, which was shortlisted for Children’s Publisher of the Year at the Bookseller Industry Awards 2013, is to invest over £1m in its adult non-fiction.
The money will be spent on acquiring content and hiring...
Tue, 18/02/2014 - 09:30
“Ground-breaking” ideas to overhaul the UK business rates system, including charging businesses based on energy usage, have been put forward by the British Retail Consortium.
The BRC said it, along with other business groups, had “long argued that the current system of business rates creates disincentives for...
Thu, 06/02/2014 - 08:40
Welwyn Garden City's The Bookshop is set to close when the lease comes to an end next month.
Director Tony Maher said the bookshop will shut its doors after two years of business because he has decided not to renew its lease.