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Bookshop Newsletter #1


Bookshop Newsletter #1

Publisher Offers
| Author Offers | New Releases

22nd March 2020


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Welcome to my first newsletter. There are some great offers from publishers and authors, and I take a look at some of my most anticipated new releases for the next couple of months.

The idea of this newsletter is for it to be a great resource for publishers and authors to share their deals and offers with independent bookshops, so I’ll be asking publishers and authors regularly for contributions.

I can be contacted at Twitter @IndieBookshopUK and by email contact@indiebookshops.com if you have anything you would like included.

Please share the link to this newsletter with anyone you think will be interested in the offers. If you would like to be first to see the latest offers subscribe to the website and you’ll be notified whenever a new post is published.

Publisher Offers

S&S Buy One Get One Free deal

Simon and Schuster have just launched their fabulous Picture Flat BOGOF via email to support Indie Booksellers for a 6th year in a row! Just check your inboxes for details.

26 Indie Summer favourites at EXTRA SPECIAL terms! Just contact them for more details. Email richard.hawton@simonandschuster.co.uk.

This is an offer open to UK booksellers only.


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Exclusive Offer

British Library Publishing are offering Indie Bookshops an extra 5% off their whole range until the end of June if you mention @IndieBookshopUK and this newsletter. Please email Maria.Vassilopoulos@bl.uk for details.

The Woman in the Wardrobe by Peter Shaffer is the latest title in their Crime Classic series;
“Things are certainly complicated, but this is hardly enough to deter Mr Verity. As he himself observes: ‘when the number of suspects is continually increasing, and the number of corpses remains constant, you get a sort of inflation. The value of your individual suspect becomes hopelessly depreciated. That, for the real detective, is a state of paradise.”

Though they are best know for the Crime Classic series I’m a huge fan of the ghost story compilations they release!

Gardeners have +5% on over 35,000 Penguin Random House and DK books from now until 10th July – Exclusively for UK Independent Booksellers. Visit http://gardners.com for a full listing.

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Exclusive Offer

Pimpernel Press are offering an extra 5% off The Garden of Vegan by Cleve West if ordered by contacting Gail by email sales@pimpernelpress.com, please mention this newsletter and @IndieBookshopUK

Cleve West is one of the most brilliant stars in our firmament of garden designers, and the only one to have won best in show at Chelsea two years in succession. Coming soon is The Garden of Vegan, explaining his deeply held convictions about plants and what they can do for our health.” –Anna Pavord, The Sunday Times (London)

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Exclusive Offer

Tallwah Publishing are offering Sofia the Dreamer and her Magical Afro at 40% off the usual price if you email Jessica Wilson (jessicanaomiwilson@hotmail.com) and mention this newsletter and @IndieBookshopUK

Winner of a Go Fund Me award, this fantasy-poem unravels the history of natural hairstyles and encourages children to love all of who they are.

Sofia loves to use her imagination. Now it’s your turn! Fun and colourful activities to keep children relaxed and entertained.

Greffeg Publisher offer

This offer is more for your customers and to promote on social media as they are the ones that will have to make the orders for you to see the benefits.

Graffeg Publishing (www.graffeg.com) are offering to support your favourite independent bookshop when ordering through their website. Just tell them the name of your favourite independent bookshop in the ‘order notes’ section at the check out and they’ll send them 25% commission from your order.

https://www.graffeg.com/help-your-bookshop/ for more details.

Author Offers

Sway bookplates

Dr Pragya Agarwal’s book came out last month, and has been getting great reviews.

Approaching the contentious issue of social bias with nuance and a broad range of exhaustive research, behavioural scientist, activist and writer, Agarwal demonstrates how unconscious prejudice is still immensely prevalent in contemporary society. Cogently argued and intensely persuasive, Sway is an enlightening account of how entrenched sets of stereotypes have become.

Pragya is offering to send signed bookplates to Indie Bookshops and can be contacted on Twitter.. @DrPragyaAgarwal

Laura Cummings bookplates

Laura Cumming is offering Indie Bookshops signed bookplates with the release of On Chapel Sands in paperback in April.

Shortlisted for both the Rathbones Folio Prize and the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction, Laura Cumming’s singular memoir was one of the most critically acclaimed books of 2019. A deeply moving story of family and community that is striking and unforgettable, On Chapel Sands is part-true crime narrative, part-investigation into the subjectivity of memory and part-witness to a vanishing provincial way of life.

Laura is offering to send signed bookplates to Indie Bookshops and can be contacted on Twitter. @LauraCummingArt

Celine Kiernan bookplates

Celine Kiernan’s conclusion to The Wild Magic trilogy is coming out at the start of June and is up for pre-order.

I’ve personally loved the first two of the trilogy and am so looking forward to seeing what happens to Mup and her family in The Promise Witch, it’s been an exciting and fun adventure with some really creepy bits.

Celine is offering to send signed bookplates, bookmarks, and posters to Indie Bookshops and has made a digital card for any bookshops pre-order page and social media. Celine can be contacted on Twitter. @Celine_Kiernan – click the image for full size card

New Releases

The Promise Witch

Released on 04/06/2020

In the third book in The Wild Magic Trilogy, Witches Borough is dying, and no one knows how to save it. Into this scorched landscape, storms a raggedy witch named Magda, trailing ashes in her wake. She wants Mup. She wants Mup to fulfil a promise. And woe betide any who stand in her way.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406373936

Strange Ways

Released on 25/06/2020

Translated by Charlotte Coombe
From internationally acclaimed Colombian author Margarita García Robayo, and following the success of Fish Soup (selected by the TLS as one of the Best Books of the Year, 2018), comes her latest novel Holiday Heart. ‘An intense novel dealing with migration, the end of love, tradition and the passing of time’ says acclaimed author Jorge Carrión.

Publisher: Charco Press
ISBN: 9781999368449

Mexican Gothic

Released on 30/06/2020

The acclaimed author of Gods of Jade and Shadow returns with a mesmerising feminist re-imagining of Gothic fantasy, in which a young socialite discovers the haunting secrets of a beautiful old mansion in 1950s Mexico.
He is trying to poison me. You must come for me, Noemi. You have to save me.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781529402650

Supporting Cast

Released on 30/07/2020

Kit de Waal’s characters light up the page in vivid stories of thwarted desire, love and loss. With power and precision, humanity and insight, Supporting Cast captures the extraordinary moments in our ordinary lives, and the darkness and the joy of the everyday.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241973424

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