Posted in February 2010

Planet BB

Sometimes a book seizes your imagination even before it’s been published, and this is one such book – which means, of course, that this is not a review: it’s a pre-publication plug. As per the subtitle, Planet BB tells the story of the Boys’ Brigade around the world – but more than that, its aim is to raise funds for that work in developing countries. Continue reading

News Roundup: Carlisle, Harrogate and Walsall (Updated)

Redundancies at STL Distribution, Carlisle News emerged over the weekend of fresh redundancies at STL Distribution, Carlisle, with 10 warehouse staff leaving on Friday, Feb 19th. Sources indicate that the total workforce is expected to be cut by 1/3, with the next round of redundancies cutting staff in the Customer Services section due to be … Continue reading

Raised With Christ – be part of it!

Today’s the day: February 19, 2010: the official UK publication date for Adrian Warnock‘s Raised With Christ; and you and your bookshop can be part of it. Following recent discussions about publishers promoting amazon instead of bookshops, Adrian wants to work with us as booksellers to promote his book in our shops. But rather than … Continue reading

To draw people in, you have to reach out

Recently I had the privilege of visiting another Christian bookshop. It was small, smaller than the LST Bookshop, and like so many of us, the owners were struggling to make ends meet. They’d invited me to comment on ways in which they might be able improve sales, and it proved to be an enlightening and … Continue reading

Day of Prayer: 26th March 2010

Cross-posted from Christian Marketplace: Following the success of the first Day of Prayer last September, it is proposed to hold a second Day of Prayer for the UK Christian trade on Friday 26th March 2010. The plan is for all parts of the Christian media industry, retailers, suppliers, distributors and customers, to gather together on … Continue reading

Caritas Music Celebrates 12 Years

Congratulations are in order for Katharine Douglas and Caritas Music today as they celebrate 12 years in business. I invited Katharine to tell us all about it. She writes: Music Publisher, Distributor and Supplier, Caritas Music Publishing marks its 12th birthday today, Tuesday 2nd February 2010 (Candlemas). Begun in 1998 by Katharine Douglas and originally … Continue reading