Booksellers welcome UK arrival of indie-focused Bookshop site

Booksellers welcome UK arrival of indie-focused Bookshop site

Booksellers have generally reacted enthusiastically to news that the US indie-focused retail site Bookshop.org is launching in the UK this November, although some remain cautious.

The website, founded by publisher Andy Hunter, aims to help indies compete against the online retail sector which is dominated by Amazon. It offers booksellers 30% commission earned on any sale that comes through the store’s links, book lists or shop page, and a 10% cut on all other sales through the platform.

Many shops The Bookseller spoke to last week said they were eager to start using the platform although ...

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