Bookshop.org makes £65,000 in UK launch
In the UK, online retailer Bookshop.org made sales of around £65,000 (A$119,000) in its first day of trade on 2 November, reports the Bookseller.
Around 150 independent bookshops have signed up to the retailer, including the online bookshops of publishers Atlantic, Picador and Faber & Faber. Bookshops, which can create their own online shop profiles for the site, earn 30% of the cover price on any sales that come via their links, book lists or shop page.
The site opened to the trade in September ahead of its consumer launch.
Bookshop.org founder Andy Hunter launched the site in the US earlier this year to counter Amazon’s huge share of online sales and the number of sites that link through to it. The US website has around 900 retailers signed up and is expecting sales of US$50 million (A$69m) in 2020.
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