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Nicky Stevens: Real issues in book retailing 

2 April 2014

Nicky Stevens, owner of Manning Valley Books in NSW, says her bookshop is in danger of closing this year. She believes the Australian publishing industry ‘is on self-destruct’, citing department store discounting and poor...

Business smarts: Bill Liddelow of Boffins Bookshop 

15 July 2013

Boffins Bookshop in Perth has won Specialist Bookseller of the Year at the Australian Book Industry Awards for six years running. Owner Bill Liddelow shares his bookselling wisdom—with a nod...

Online-only children’s bookshop launched

9 January 2013

An online-only children’s bookshop has launched in Australia. The Kids’ Bookshop launched ‘softly’ in November 2012 and made its first sale a few days later, owner Graham Gill told Bookseller+Publisher. Based...

Specialist bookshop for sale 

28 November 2012

Specialist online and bricks-and-mortar bookseller Pitstop is for sale. The bookseller, which specialises in motoring books and media, is currently based in Perth. However, owner and general manager Peter Lyster...

Riverbend Books launches new website with Circle Soft 

14 August 2012

Riverbend Books has launched a new website, featuring live inventory information alongside other title information. Riverbend Books owner Suzy Wilson told Bookseller+Publisher that updating the website was a necessary step...

Discovery and the art of bookselling 

4 July 2012

Australian author and literary agent Virginia Lloyd travelled to Book Expo America last month, where everyone was talking about ‘the problem of discovery’. The more some things change in book...

Get Reading! drops free book incentive 

30 May 2012

Following the news that the '50 Books You Can’t Put Down' list will be all-Australian for the first time this year, Get Reading! has revealed that this year’s campaign will...

The social network: technology and bookselling 

22 May 2012

From social media ‘evangelists’ to technophobes, booksellers are a mixed lot—but social media is a learning process for everyone, writes Matthia Dempsey. Using social media to drive community engagement with...

Wright moves to NLA bookstore, Daltons closed 

6 March 2012

Canberra bookseller Meredith Wright has confirmed her new position managing the National Library of Australia (NLA) bookshop, following the closure of her bookstore Daltons Books in late August 2011. Wright told...

Dymocks to launch publishing arm, D Publishing 

5 September 2011

Dymocks will launch a web-based publishing arm in October.To be called D Publishing, the business will allow users to upload draft manuscripts online 'and proceed to produce and publish their...