Posted in October 2009

STL UK: Rumours and Counter-Rumours

… and so another trade missive emerges from STL UK in another attempt to lay to rest the rumours of… of what exactly? Whatever the rumours may be, I haven’t heard them. What I do know is that all too often I’m having to place orders elsewhere for items that I’d normally expect to be … Continue reading

Shop Opening Times

It has been brought to my attention that some shops’ opening times — in particular, those of some CLC Bookshops — in the Directory are incorrect. Those that I have been told about will be updated as soon as possible, but in the meantime, my sincere apologies to anyone inconvenienced by this. Please remember, however, that … Continue reading

Marketing Opportunity with Darton, Longman & Todd

Looking for work in Christian publishing? Then perhaps this could be the opportunity for you: a vacancy in the marketing department at Darton, Longman & Todd, publishers of — amongst many others — Paul Kercal‘s excellent and innovative book for teenagers, Messenger. Primavera Quantrill, DLT’s Marketing Manager, writes: We’re looking for for a creative, ethusiastic first … Continue reading

A £15,000 giveaway: Eden’s latest challenge to Christian Bookshops

This time last year Eden.co.uk threw down a gauntlet to the rest of the Christian book trade by claiming that their customers were more interested in range, availability and convenience than price. Their latest marketing ploy seems to mark something of a U-turn in attitude: a £15,000 gift voucher giveaway to church leaders to “encourage [their congregations] to read and/or share more Christian literature, music or resources.” Continue reading