Fri, 28/03/2014 - 09:20
Small Business Saturday will return to the UK this year, taking place on 6th December.
John Allan, national chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, is promising the event will be “bigger and better” this year, with thousands of businesses taking part across the UK.
Last year, bookshops reported...
Fri, 21/03/2014 - 10:00
The children’s book market continues to outpace other publishing sectors, with a staggered drift to digital and strong growth in brands the prime drivers.
Ahead of the Bologna Book Fair (24th–27th March), analysis of Nielsen BookScan Top 5,000 data shows the children’s market in 2014 is up by just under a million...
Tue, 11/03/2014 - 09:30
Online bookshop The Great British Bookshop has now gone live to customers.
The “online alternative to Amazon” promises to be an e-tailer of books which creates “far more profit for publishers”.
The website is owned by Print on Demand Worldwide (...
Thu, 06/03/2014 - 15:44
Blackwell’s has begun a teaser campaign targeting key figures in the trade with an enigmatic message.
The chief executives of academic publishing houses as well as other industry figures received an email earlier today (6th March) with a cryptic image (pictured) containing the numbers 080414.
Wed, 05/03/2014 - 15:34
There’s nothing to beat the atmosphere in Oxford once the FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival gets under way. This year visitors will come from far and wide to hear a range of authors—from Michael Morpurgo and Malorie Blackman to Jeremy Paxman, A C Grayling and Eleanor Catton. But for us, as the official online and on-site...
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...
Fri, 28/02/2014 - 09:50
Thirty-eight stores earned a spot on the regional shortlists and are in the running to be The Bookseller’s Independent Bookshop of the Year, sponsored by Gardners, including defending champion, the Wirral’s Linghams Bookshop, and 2012’s winner, The Mainstreet Trading Company from St Boswells in the Scottish Borders....
Fri, 28/02/2014 - 09:20
Former The Book Depository managing director Kieron Smith pictured is to launch an online global bookseller, Best Little Bookshop, this spring.
Smith made the announcement at the IPG Conference this afternoon (27th February), telling publishers the enterprise should be “a collaborative effort to offer something new”....
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.
Fri, 21/02/2014 - 09:38
Bookshops are important cultural and community hubs, and make a vital contribution to the health of our high streets and local economies in particular, so it is always disappointing to see them close.
Everyone should sit up and take notice...