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Book sales up and more store openings …

Margareta Pagano, London Evening Standard Dec 12, 2018 wrote: “Books are back in fashion. It has already been a good year with a number of stellar ‘feel good’ books breaking records …

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… but purchasing by libraries falls

Spending on printed books for libraries in England fell 20 per cent year on year in the 12 months ending March 2018, according to an analysis by library campaigner Tim Coates (The Bookseller Dec 13)

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Newport Pagnell’s very own car built in the 1920s

Chris Nelson, who compiled our handbook on Salmons & Sons and Aston Martin, has been uncovering more information about the elusive NP (yes, our very own Newport Pagnell car, built in the 1920s). Chris' latest information can be found...

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Updated Bury Field Book is to publish on July 7

AN updated handbook on one of the most popular open spaces in north Bucks is to publish on July 7. Bury Field, a thousand years of history (WordGo Publishing; £6) will launch at Newport Pagnell’s annual town carnival weekend....

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Salmons and Sons & Aston Martin

Paul Spires, boss of Aston Martin's base at Newport Pagnell told the town's packed annual meeting he wanted to restore the old three-storey building in Tickford Street back into a  production line where 'the most expensive cars Astons have...

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Adult book sales up, kids’ sales down in first nine months of 2017

Sales of adult trade books inched up 0.4% in the first nine months of 2017, over the same period in 2016, according to estimates released by the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program. Sales in the children’s/young adult segment...

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Aston Martin author Chris Nelson is hitting the heights with Amazon

CONGRATULATIONS! Aspiring WordGo author Chris Nelson is making a name for himself with excellent sales of his first title Salmons & Sons and Aston Martin. An amateur historian and motoring enthusiast, Chris saw his work finish its first year...

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Watching Waterstones after owner puts book chain up for sale

Wanting out: Talk has surfaced that Waterstones may be sold. MercuryBooks, parent company of the WordGo imprint, hears that ownership of the High Street chain is ‘in play’ after its Russian owner Alexander Mamut hung out a ‘For Sale’...

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Come and meet us!

Meet our authors ** buy our books ** ‘sell’ us your writing ability WordGo, your local history publisher, will be taking a stall at these two major events in the Newport Pagnell calendar this summer: Sat/Sun June 17 –...

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