Tagged: indies

Mind, body, spirit

I once asked Bloomsbury chief executive Nigel Newton how he could justify the multi-million pound publishing group being a member of the Independent Publishers Guild.... Read more

Different planets

The contrasts between big and small publishing never cease to throw up points of interest about how this business works. This week’s edition of The... Read more

Strong festive footfall despite Covid but indies concerned lockdown may follow

Indie bookshops are reporting strong trading this Christmas despite the Covid-19 surge, though there is concern they could face a fresh lockdown after the festive... Read more

Covid had 'lasting legacy' on indie web development

Pickled Pepper Books’ Steven Pryse has said the challenges of bookselling through the pandemic accelerated many independents’ website development. Read more

Ex-Review manager Wengraf raises £10k for new Glasgow shop

Former Review Bookshop manager Katia Wengraf has raised more than £10,000 online to help fund her new independent store, Mount Florida Books, in a former... Read more

Disappointment as extended Covid-19 restrictions hit events and office return

Members of the trade say they are disappointed and will have to adapt their live events and office return plans after Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed... Read more

Haunt launches £10k crowdfunder for new list

Indie gothic press Haunt Publishing has launched a £10,000 crowdfunding campaign to promote its new list, which was delayed owing to the pandemic. ... Read more

Scottish booksellers shocked after Sturgeon delays reopening to 26th April

Booksellers in Scotland have expressed confusion and upset over not being able to reopen until late April, after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced her restriction easing plan on Tuesday (16th March). ... Read more

Mixed views on click and collect as indies gear up for 'tough' lockdown

Some independent booksellers have expressed reservations about continuing with click and collect services, as England moves into full lockdown this week.  Read more

Fungi and local authors prove Christmas hits for indies

A non-fiction work about fungi and books with local interest are among the top-selling titles for indies ahead of Christmas, The Bookseller has been told. ... Read more

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