Living in a Booktopia: Nash reveals how his retail start-up grew to defy Amazon

Living in a Booktopia: Nash reveals how his retail start-up grew to defy Amazon

In August the Australian online bookseller Booktopia reported that it had smashed forecasts for its full year, with sales up 35% to AUS$223.9m (£122m), and underlying profits up 125% to AUS$13.6m. Under its co-founder and c.e.o. Tony Nash (pictured right) the business is reaching for AUS$1bn in sales—including AUS$500m from its domestic market and AUS$500m from overseas, and is looking for acquisitions in both areas.

The results were its first since listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in early December 2020. This follows a remarkable growth record for Booktopia since its fo...

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