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News Roundup: The Autumn Leaves all-good-news edition

News Roundup: The Autumn Leaves all-good-news edition

AUTUMN LEAVES? Yes indeed: no matter how many you sweep up, there are always some that get away; and in this news roundup I present some of the stories — all good news, I’m delighted to say — that managed to get away from me over the last couple of months, including the launch of CLC Wholesale’s trade website and Eden’s commitment to the Living Wage. Continue reading

Joining The Dots Distribution: Farewell and thank you

Joining The Dots Distribution: Farewell and thank you

TRIBUTES AND THANKS along with assurances of continued prayer have been pouring in via facebook in response to this week’s announcement that Joining the Dots Distribution (JTD) has now entered the final phase of insolvency. News of the company’s difficulties first emerged earlier in the year when Gavin Bates and Gary Pettit of PBC Business … Continue reading

Day of Prayer for the Christian Book/Retail Trade #dayofprayer

Day of Prayer for the Christian Book/Retail Trade #dayofprayer

TODAY, MONDAY 19TH AUGUST, has been designated as a Day of Prayer for the Christian Book/Retail Trade, with a call issued via Together magazine to agents, authors, booksellers, publishers, retailers, suppliers and anyone else interested or involved in the trade to set aside time to pray: for wisdom for the trade’s future: for some specific areas … Continue reading

Distribution Update: Dernier quit Kingsway; Kingsway to quit Distribution; and TMD take on US Children’s Publisher, AZ Books

Distribution Update: Dernier quit Kingsway; Kingsway to quit Distribution; and TMD take on US Children’s Publisher, AZ Books

A NUMBER OF CHANGES on the trade distribution front as Dernier Publishing have left Kingsway Distribution and are now dealing direct with retailers; Kingsway Distribution appear to have entered the final chapter in the long-running saga of their struggles to deliver a viable UK trade distribution service; and TMD have struck an exclusive UK & Ireland distribution agreement with innovative US children’s publisher, AZ Books. Continue reading

Together e-News #1: out now!

Together e-News #1: out now!

CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN to Clem Jackson, Steve & Mandy Briars and Eddie Olliffe on bringing us the first e-news update on the new Christian trade magazine, Together. Introducing the newsletter, Clem writes: IT’S NICE TO SEE YOU… And you all know the rest of the line! But it is nice to be back with a … Continue reading