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Indie Book Awards 2019 shortlists announced

16 January 2019

Leading Edge Books has announced the 2019 Indie Book Awards shortlists, for the best Australian books published in 2018. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Fiction The Lost Man (Jane...

Four UK bookshops nominated for Britain’s Best Small Shop

24 October 2018

In the UK, four independent bookshops have been nominated for Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2018, reports the Bookseller. The annual competition, managed by the Independent Retailers Confederation, celebrates ‘entrepreneurial...

Macleay Bookshop to close

25 February 2014

Macleay Bookshop in Potts Point, New South Wales, will close on Friday 28 February, after 60 years of trading. The independent bookstore, which sells new release and second-hand titles, was opened in...

UK has fewer than 1000 indie bookshops

24 February 2014

The UK has fewer than 1000 independent bookshops for the first time since records began, reports the Bookseller. According to figures from the UK Booksellers Association (BA), there are now 987...

Patterson distributes US$267,000 to independent bookstores

21 February 2014

Months after pledging to give US$1 million (A$1.11 million) to US independent bookstores, bestselling author James Patterson has begun distributing the funds. Publishers Weekly reports that Patterson has sent out...

New owner, name for Moirs Bookshop 

18 September 2013

Moirs Bookshop in Lane Cove in Sydney will be renamed Lane Cove Books this month following the sale of the store to Gary Buttsworth, owner of Cherrybooks in Cherrybrook, also...

Indie Awards 2013 shortlists announced

29 January 2013

The shortlists for the 2013 Australian Independent Bookseller Awards have been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are: Fiction Nine Days (Toni Jordan, Text) Lost Voices (Christopher Koch, Fourth...

Sales up 8% for US indies in 2012 

15 January 2013

In the US, unit sales for independent bookstores in 2012 were up eight percent compared to 2011, reports Shelf Awareness. The results are based on sales at 500 independent bookstores...

Penguin US announces indie partnership program 

31 October 2012

Penguin US has invited independent booksellers to sign up to a new partnership program, the details of which are being kept confidential, which is designed to ‘increase sales and reduce returns...

2012 Indie Awards shortlist announced 

24 January 2012

The shortlist for the 2012 Indie Awards has been announced. The shortlisted titles in each category are:Fiction Caleb's Crossing (Geraldine Brooks, HarperCollins)The Street Sweeper (Elliot Perlman, Random House)Foal's Bread (Gillian...

Nielsen: volume up, value down; indies gaining share 

26 July 2011

Shaun Symonds, general manager Nielsen Bookscan, presented recent Nielsen sales data at the Australian Booksellers Association conference on Monday 25 July. Data from the first 24 weeks to June showed sales were...

Gleebooks and Fullers sign with 

14 July 2011

Independent bookselling chains Gleebooks and Fullers are set to sell ebooks via the platform from ‘as early as next month’, reports New South Wales-based Gleebooks and Tasmania-based Fullers...