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Loose Ends and Updates

My thanks and apologies to the Rev Becky Troke whose recent comment on the former Wesley Owen > Southampton page has come as a timely reminder that I’ve allowed those pages to become a little out of date. Over the next few days I’ll therefore be focusing on those and clearing up a few other loose … Continue reading

Mixed response to Writers’ Workshops experiment

K B Walker, author of A Life Less Lost, has reported a mixed response to a couple of writers’ workshops — ‘Writing from Life’ — which she offered free of charge to local bookshops in the Huddersfield area last month, with seven participants turning out for the event at the Orchard Bookshop, Denby Dale, but … Continue reading

Time to get on board with the IVP Summer Sale!

The IVP Summer Sale is underway with some great offers including ten titles at half-price or better with lots more at between £2 to £4 off normal prices — all available to us as trade customers less our normal trade discount. The sale started June 28th and runs through to August 31st this year, whilst … Continue reading

Simply Divine, Simply Delighted

TODAY, if you’ll forgive me, a little self-indulgence: I want to talk chocolate. Not just any old chocolate: delicious, Fairtrade Divine chocolate. Because on Wednesday this week the Divine Chocolate Company made my day: a phone call out of the blue from Wendy Rowan, their Account Manager, to tell me that we — that is, … Continue reading

Service, promotion and commitment: IVP’s new trade partnership scheme

IVP’s latest trade bulletin, e-Bookmark, introduces their updated trade partnership scheme, launched at the Christian Resources Together Retailers and Suppliers Retreat earlier this month, along with details of several new promotions and new/forthcoming titles. The buzzwords for the new scheme are service, promotion and commitment, and from my perspective as a retailer I have to … Continue reading

All Change at Christian Marketplace

If you’re one of the fortunate few that have been able to gather at High Leigh for the Christian Resources Together Retailers and Suppliers Retreat running today and tomorrow, you’ll have the opportunity to register your shop in person for the all-new bright and shiny bi-monthly Christian Marketplace catalogue that’s set to replace the current … Continue reading

VeggieTales and Other Supply Shortages

A number of retailers have expressed concerns recently about general stock availability at STL UK and, more specifically, of VeggieTales: No one seems to know what’s happening with them, no one seems to have any in stock and we’re losing sales as a result. Kingsway have some titles listed but it seems to be a … Continue reading