Faber launches online shop with Book People

Faber launches online shop with Book People

Faber has launched an online shop on The Book People website, offering direct retail to customers as well as author interviews, articles and competitions.

The new FaberShop (thebookpeople.co.uk/fabershop)  joins other Book People shops from Red House, LEGO and Dorling Kindersley.

Each month the FaberShop store will focus on a different theme, with a range of promotions of selected titles at retail price. The launch theme will celebrate women writers, curated by Faber publicist and FaberShop's editor Hannah Marshall. It will include a "Meet the Author" segment with Faber author Louise Doughty and a series of short pieces from other Faber authors about their favourite five women who changed writing and the world.

Faber c.e.o. Stephen Page said: "Faber is a company that has been and remains at the centre of the literary world globally, and we see our purpose being to bring excellent writing to as wide an audience as we can. The Book People share our desire to inspire readers and have millions of visitors to their site, so partnering to create an aspirational, literary offer through the FaberShop is a really exciting way to do just that."

The Book People sells books through its website, a mail-order catalogue and directly into workplaces.

C.e.o. Seni Glaister said: "We are delighted to be able to present our customers with a choice of shopping environments, where browsing to discover new authors can be a real pleasure. Our customers have always had a thirst for good quality fiction, and this groundbreaking collaboration with Faber will allow us to introduce them to a rich vein of writers and some of the most talented and passionate thinkers in publishing. In turn, we are able to give Faber access to some of the benefits of the digital age that selling direct to the consumer should bring."

She added: "Readers' choices within British bookselling have been eroded—we hope this varied and truly enjoyable experience will counter that."