Tagged with Christian Bookshops

Introducing the UKCBD Scottish Counties Index

Introducing the UKCBD Scottish Counties Index

ONE QUESTION that I never saw addressed during Scotland’s independence debate was what would be the implications for the numerous small UK-wide organisations and projects such as this, the UK Christian Bookshops Directory, if the Yes campaigners had won? Whilst the big players were huffing and puffing as they tried to blow one another’s houses … Continue reading

Challenges and Changes: Your Help Needed

If you’re brave (or foolhardy) enough to follow my personal blog or my twitterstream then you’ll have already gathered that something’s afoot. To cut a long story short, my tenure as Bookshop Manager at London School of Theology is about to come to an end: on July 28th my assistant, Nick, and I were formally … Continue reading

Stronger Together – Weaker Apart

Stronger Together – Weaker Apart is, as most readers are no doubt aware, the theme of next week’s consultation and presentation day being brought to us by CRE in association with the BA Christian Booksellers Group (BACBG), the PA Christian Suppliers Group and Christian Marketplace magazine: more details in the What’s On section and in the January 2010 edition of Christian … Continue reading

A £15,000 giveaway: Eden’s latest challenge to Christian Bookshops

This time last year Eden.co.uk threw down a gauntlet to the rest of the Christian book trade by claiming that their customers were more interested in range, availability and convenience than price. Their latest marketing ploy seems to mark something of a U-turn in attitude: a £15,000 gift voucher giveaway to church leaders to “encourage [their congregations] to read and/or share more Christian literature, music or resources.” Continue reading

Damned by Danby: Harsh or Prophetic?

Responses to Damned by Danby: 2009 and the Death of Christian Retail UK — on the original post, privately and in the parallel discussion on facebook (where there are far more comments than here) — have been challenging and thought provoking: my thanks to all concerned and in particular to Michael Gibson who started the ball … Continue reading