Posted in March 2012

News Roundup: The Good News Bad News all-mixed-up Edition

IT’S BEEN ANOTHER REMARKABLE MONTH in the world of Christian bookselling, with news emerging of shops and businesses struggling or closing down on the one hand, rescues, signs & wonders on the other, and somewhere in between, Christian author Stephen Sizer has his back to the wall as he faces further accusations of antisemitism. Let’s weep … Continue reading

Visions of Glory: Reintroducing Caritas Music

REGULAR READERS will need no reminder about one of the best trade sources for Christian music, Caritas Music: an impressive and growing catalogue of labels available, backed up by Katherine Douglas’ personal expertise and carriage-free delivery on all orders with no minimum order requirement. But for those who have not yet had the pleasure of … Continue reading

QR Codes and the Art of (Christian) Communication

QR CODES: we’ve all seen them by now, those mysterious square hieroglyphic panels appearing here, there and everywhere, on adverts, flyers, newspapers, magazine covers and even bus stops — technology at its best or at its worst, depending on your point of view and whether or not you’ve got a smartphone with a QR reader … Continue reading

Launching a new trade distribution partnership: Convivium Press and Alban Books; and you’re invited to the party

CONGRATULATIONS to Convivium Press and Alban Books on their new trade distribution partnership, to be officially launched on Wednesday 28th March 2012 at St Paul’s by Westminster Cathedral bookshop — and you, gentle reader, are invited to a drinks reception from 6pm to 7.30pm to mark that launch. RSVP is not essential but would be appreciated: … Continue reading

News Roundup: The Good News on Friday Edition

NO DOUBT there are many more good news stories kicking around out there waiting to be told, but today, three will suffice… By Royal Appointment, Booksellers to the Queen… CLC Wholesale join PubEasy – Official Announcement SPCK Shortlisted for IPG Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year Award Update, 10/3/2011: Follow on report from the team … Continue reading