Indie bookshops bullish about 2018 after Christmas sales rise

Indie bookshops bullish about 2018 after Christmas sales rise

Indie bookshops are kicking off 2018 with confidence after the majority reported sales rises over the Christmas period. But while most are optimistic about the year ahead, some have urged publishers to take more risks and work harder to build authors into brands this year.

Answering The Bookseller’s Indie Bookshop Christmas Trading Survey, 56% of indie-bookshop respondents said their like-for-like sales were up year on year in December 2017. The majority said their sales were up marginally, though a handful reported double-digit rises. A quarter of indies said festive sales were flat, and ...

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