Philip Jones says that both Waterstones and Connect Books don't need rescuing, just nurturing.
A statement from Bertrams adminstrators, published on Companies House, has outlined some of the reasons why the wholesaler collapsed.
A number of booksellers and publishers have expressed frustration as they try to retrieve stock from the collapsed wholesaler Bertrams’ warehouse. The company has £7m... Read more
The collapsed wholesaler Bertrams has just £600,000 to pay debts to publishers, a “statement of affairs” published on Companies House this week shows. The statement reveals 2,500... Read more
Gardners will reopen the Bertrams warehouse in Norwich after its parent company The Little Group bought the assets of the stricken business.
Industry figures have spoken of their sadness at Bertrams' fall into administration on Friday (19th June), as well as anger over unpaid bills and unreturned stock. ... Read more
Bertrams is confirmed to have gone into administration as of this afternoon (19th June) and will be making company-wide redundancies.
Independent publishers have expressed their frustration at a lack of communication from Bertrams over unpaid bills, with some owed as much as £15,000. ... Read more
The Booksellers Association is buying Bertrams' bookselling system Bertline, in order to support independent retailers.
Norwich wholesaler Bertrams has been put up for sale by its parent company Aurelius, The Bookseller can reveal, along with its subsidiary companies Dawson Books and Education... Read more