Book sales have been consistently up since bookshops reopened in March after weeks of lockdown, BookScan data shows.
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The news of Amazon’s changed tax arrangements, with UK sales no longer diverted to Luxembourg but booked through a UK office accountable to HMRC, feels... Read more
Nothing more clearly illustrates the seismic shifts in the publishing landscape in the past 10 years than the decline of publishers’ sales forces. Their numbers... Read more
Consultants and pundits, look away now. The book market is performing in almost exactly the wrong way. The big publishers are not gaining market share;... Read more
Barely two weeks into 2015, and already the year is shaping up to be a humdinger. Booksellers are back! The print book... Read more
How do you measure the true value of the book business? It’s a common enough question for which there is no common answer. Yet, with... Read more
In the early noughties, The Bookseller ran an occasional series on “real booksellers”. Written by our former retail correspondent Richard Lewis, the idea was to... Read more
BookScan data shows backlist sales soared in the pandemic, with new voices struggling to make a mark in a lockdown landscape without physical bookshops.... Read more
Canongate’s Jenny Fry has been promoted to commercial director as she takes on responsibility for sales along with her communications remit.