Wed, 16/03/2011 - 15:56
The recent elections in Ireland saw Fianna Fáil, the previously ruling party, heavily punished for their economic policies which have basically left Ireland a bankrupt country.
Recession has hit Ireland hard and the retail sector has suffered from a major decline in consumer spending. Retail sales have declined in Ireland for...
Wed, 16/03/2011 - 09:08
Indie retailers across the country have been issued with the final proposals for Hive.co.uk and are considering whether to sign up. As first revealed by The Bookseller last month, book wholesaler Gardners has created Hive.co.uk, a website which will sell the...
Mon, 14/03/2011 - 15:55
The revived independent retailer Watkins Books has achieved £600,000 in revenue in the first 12 months of business.
American businessman Etan Ilfeld bought the 110-year-old bookseller on London's Cecil Court after it fell into administration, and reopened it on 13th March last year.
The bookshop was founded in 1897...
Thu, 10/03/2011 - 09:12
Independent publishers should increase efforts to connect directly with their customers, according to director of The Futures Company Andrew Curry, as indies highlighted retail pressures as one of the strongest changes to the market over the next five years.
Speaking ahead of his keynote speech, delivered to delegates at the...
Thu, 10/03/2011 - 09:04
Social media expert and author Jon Reed has urged independent publishers to join social networking sites, identifying them as a way of "levelling the playing field".
During the opening speech of the Independent Publishers Guild Conference 2011, introduced by IPG chair and Quiller Publishing m.d., Andrew Johnston, Reed said...
Mon, 07/03/2011 - 15:05
The Big Green Bookshop has raised nearly half of its fundraising target to secure its future at the beginning of its appeal week.
Owners of the London independent bookshop, Simon Key and Tim West, appealed to 1,000 loyalty card-holding customers 10 days ago to buy one extra book during this week (6-12th March), the same week the shop...
Fri, 04/03/2011 - 09:20
Foyles flagship bookshop will stock more books on the ground floor and provide easier access for customers when it moves down the road to a site almost twice its current size.
The bookseller announced its plan to move down the street to 107–109 Charing Cross Road on Monday (28th February), after Noved Investment Holdings,...
Fri, 04/03/2011 - 09:12
National Reading Group Day is among the new features designed to boost the importance of indie retailers during this year’s Independent Booksellers Week.
The Booksellers Association has just announced that the annual IBW will take place between June 18-25th. The key aim this year is to boost the number of retailers taking part,...
Tue, 01/03/2011 - 15:06
Dulwich Books has invested nearly £10,000 on a revamp to increase book space and create a new area for events.
The owner Sheila O’Reilly said the redesign made her books more accessible for customers to buy and browse and she could now create a central performance space to hold more events, such as author readings....
Tue, 01/03/2011 - 08:50
Berg, Faber, Grow Story Grow and Search Press lead the nominations at this year's Independent Publishers Guild awards with two each.
Twenty-two publishers have been nominated across eight awards. The winners will be revealed on 10th March, at the Independent Publishers' Guild conference, which will be held at Heythrop Park in...