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Copyright law change ‘could devastate author incomes’

June 2021:  An alliance of organisations including the Publishers Association and Society of Authors has launched a campaign warning of a “potentially devastating” change to the UK’s copyright laws, The Bookseller reports. The Save Our Books campaign, also backed...


Christmas glee for indie bookstores

More than three-quarters of independent booksellers responding to The Bookseller’s 2020 Christmas trading survey saw a rise in business year-on-year for the festive period. Meanwhile, a separate survey conducted by the Booksellers Association found 57.7% of booksellers it polled reported that trading was...


New indy bookstore takes aim at Amazon goliath

A new retail website – which hopes one day to grow big enough to take on Amazon – was launched in November. Called simply Bookshop. Org the enterprise offers independent bookstores 30 per cent of cover price sales income...


Country’s last parchment-maker is ‘endangered species’

The art of Parchment and vellum making – ( eg making a writing material from processed animal skin where vellum refers specifically to calf skin, and parchment to sheep and goat skin) is critically endangered, says MK Heritage Association...


Waterstones to shut in CentreMK, Milton Keynes

From the Bookseller Aug 5: Waterstones has announced the permanent closure of its bookshop in Silbury Arcade at the MK Shopping Centre, Milton Keynes, over “excessive” rent demanded from its landlord.


BookTrust launches Pyjamarama

Share BookTrust will this June ask children across the UK to wear pyjamas for the day to raise £150,000 to help families with reading, writes Charlotte Eyre For the Pyjamarama campaign, which will take place on 7th June, BookTrust...



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