Tagged: The Book People

What price culture?

Indie bookseller Peter Donaldson illustrates how heavy publisher discounts for online and direct-to-consumer retailers undermine sales through high street shops. Read more

The Book People collapsed owing £21.1m to creditors

The Book People went into administration with an estimated total shortfall in assets of £30m, and owing £21.1m to companies including HarperCollins, Macmillan Distribution and... Read more

People power

The legacy of the firm which took books to readers across the country, and was shuttered late last year, is assessed by its co-founder Seni... Read more

Concern for children's book market as The Book People fails to find buyer

Trade figures have said the failure of The Book People to find a buyer, leading to 155 redundancies, could have ramifications for the children's book... Read more

The Book People fails to secure buyer and makes 155 people redundant

The Book People made 155 of its staff redundant on Friday (10th January) after failing to find a buyer. The company will continue to trade... Read more

Galley Beggar Press 'saved' after crowdfunder raises £42k

Galley Beggar Press has raised more than £42,000 in under 24 hours, "saving" the independent publisher and filling the financial “black hole” created from The Book People... Read more

Galley Beggar faces £40k black hole after The Book People enters administration

A Galley Beggar Press fundraiser has raised £20,000 within an hour of launching, as the indie faces a £40,000 "black hole" from The Book People’s... Read more

Trade dismay at The Book People administration amid hopes of buyer

News of The Book People going into administration has been met with dismay by publishers, who still hold out hope that a buyer for at... Read more

Tomlinson to retire after 13 years at The Book People

Karen Tomlinson, head of adult books at The Book People, will retire in September after 13 years with the company.    Read more

The Book People rebrands under Bayliss to put books back in the driving seat

Following an unsettled five years, The Book People’s new c.e.o. Claire Bayliss has arrived with a fresh vision for the company: a rebrand and a... Read more

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