Indie bookseller Peter Donaldson illustrates how heavy publisher discounts for online and direct-to-consumer retailers undermine sales through high street shops.
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
Karen Tomlinson, head of adult books at The Book People, will retire in September after 13 years with the company.
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