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Taking stock: Hachette’s Next Stock Date system 

15 October 2019
Hachette’s Next Stock Date system aims to provide booksellers with timely, accurate data. After spending more than two years developing it, Hachette has offered to share what they’ve learned with...

Puffin grants in New Zealand 

28 August 2019
As part of Puffin’s upcoming 80th anniversary, the publisher offered grants valuing up to NZ$5000 each to bookstores to fund initiatives to get kids reading. Brad Jefferies chatted to three...

Baker & Taylor’s retail exit 

14 August 2019
In early May, Baker & Taylor (B&T) announced it was closing its retail wholesale business—choosing instead to focus on the library market. Brad Jefferies asked local booksellers what this means...

Making time to read: Australian Reading Hour 

31 July 2019
This year Australian Reading Hour will publish a range of affordable children’s books to be sold in the lead-up to the 2019 event. Brad Jefferies spoke to ARH chair Louise Sherwin-Stark. The...

The regional bookshops competing with Big W 

13 June 2019
Brad Jefferies speaks to independent booksellers in regional areas about the impending closure of around 30 Big W stores. Reactions were mixed when it was reported in March that up...