Posted in October 2011

PubEasy Service knocked out by Storm in NE USA

Update, 3pm, 02/11/2010: Service has now been resumed (h/t Andy Rigby & John Duncan). Brief report at Publishers Weekly: Bowker Back Online After Nor’easter Causes Outage Update, 01/11/2010: As noted in the comments by Luke Hughes-Bunger, the issue is with the PubEasy server, not the suppliers themselves. Orders placed by other channels (email, fax, telephone or … Continue reading

Good News as CWR appoint Roger Compton and extend ebooks range

CONGRATULATIONS TO CWR on their recent appointment of Roger Compton as their UK Retail Merchandiser for dated, seasonal and core titles — and congratulations to Roger himself, too, of course! In a Trade Announcement posted in the Christian Authors, Booksellers and Publishers facebook group last week (Wednesday 26th October), Eddie Olliffe wrote: CWR is pleased to inform … Continue reading

No change before Christmas as TMD prepares for “significant” reduction in range of suppliers

Update, October 29, 2011: Eddie Olliffe reflects on the viability of specialist Christian wholesaling: Book Trade – Reflections on the UK specialist wholesaling model TWO ANNOUNCEMENTS in rapid succession from TMD this week have highlighted two of the constant challenges faced by Christian booksellers and retailers: stock availability and range. In the first announcement, issued on … Continue reading

News Roundup – the twitter feed edition

MY APOLOGIES to those readers who’ve missed the News Roundups over the last few weeks: life, as they say. The good news is that this trade of ours is at least as busy as I am, with as much going on as ever. Don’t forget, you can pick up on news as it emerges via … Continue reading

Compassion – An idea whose time has come: Eleanor Stoneham introduces her book, Healing This Wounded Earth

MY THANKS TO ELEANOR STONEHAM for providing this fascinating and challenging introduction to her book, Healing This Wounded Earth (O Books, 9781846944451). Eleanor is another writer I met online in the ACW (Association of Christian Writers) facebook group, and I’d encourage any Christian booksellers reading to join the group: it’s a fantastic opportunity to get to know … Continue reading

Two Worlds: A Shout Out to Christian Publishers and Suppliers

Discussions Update At some point within the next week or so I plan to post a summary of the recent discussions, working title “Kingsway: Discussion Summary and Unanswered Questions”. A preliminary draft is available in the Christian Authors, Booksellers and Publishers facebook group: all group members are welcome to comment, suggest revisions and/or possible solutions, … Continue reading