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Bookshop Newsletter #3


Bookshop Newsletter #3

Bookshops Newsletter

Publisher Offers
| Author Offers | New Releases | One You May Have Missed

17th July 2020


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This newsletter sees the continuation of the offer from Bluemoose Books who have great extra terms for #IndieBookshops. One You May Have Missed book this month is one of my favourite collections of short stories, and there are some brilliant new books coming up in 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

Exclusive Offer

Bluemoose Books 5% extra

Bluemoose Books are offering an additional 5% off all orders of over 10 books.

So if you want to stock up on wonderful books such as Leonard and Hungry Paul, Moss House, and Sloop please contact Kevin at kevin@bluemoosebooks.com and mention IndieBooksellersUK.

This is an offer open to UK booksellers only and ends on the 14th of August.


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

Indie Booksellers: Order C L Moir’s Old and Ugly on full SOR for (virtually) half RRP:

Order C L Moir’s Old and Ugly under our 90 Day Sale or Return conditions and we will:

* send you beautifully clothbound hardback editions of this beautifully written novel
* any copies returned within 90 days will NOT be invoiced (subject to terms)
* email reminders will be sent after 80 days
* any copies not returned within 90 days will be invoiced after a further 30 days
* returns postage paid by Behind the Hat Press.

You have nothing to lose! Well, maybe a little bit of time and effort…

More details (and terms) at www.behindthehatpress.com/90day or contact@behindthehatpress.com

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

My Perfect Sister bookplates

“How can you ever live up to the memory of someone you hardly remember? Annie is five when her sister Gemma leaves for school one day and never returns. The family’s lives are changed forever with Gemma’s disappearance and Annie feels neglected and unloved. When she is just sixteen, she decides she can no longer live in the shadow of her perfect but absent sister and she leaves home, falling in and out of jobs and relationships, her resentment for Gemma always there, bubbling under the surface.””

Penny Batchelor is offering to send Indie Bookshops signed bookplates for her debut domestic noir thriller My Perfect Sister published by RedDoor Press last month. Her novel has five star reviews on Goodreads and Amazon and she is going to be interviewed on Facebook by the UK Crime Book Club on Friday 24th July. Contact Penny on Twitter @penny_author

Laura Cummings bookplates

Bounce Sales and Marketing already work with lots of independent bookshops, but if you want to know more about the author merch they have to offer why not contact your local rep, or email sales@bouncemarketing.co.uk.

Publishers they work with include; Otter-Barry Books, Egmont, Knights Of, Barrington Stoke, and many more.

This is their general contact email and the requests will get passed on to the appropriate rep.


New Releases

After the War

Released on 06/08/2020

Summer 1945. The Second World War is finally over and Yossi, Leo and Mordecai are among three hundred children who arrive in the English Lake District. Having survived the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps, they’ve finally reached a place of safety and peace, where they can hopefully begin to recover. But Yossi is haunted by thoughts of his missing father and disturbed by terrible nightmares. As he waits desperately for news from home, he fears that Mordecai and Leo – the closest thing to family he has left – will move on without him. Will life by the beautiful Lake Windermere be enough to bring hope back into all their lives?

Publisher: Barrington Stoke
ISBN: 9781529100662

The Wild Laughter

Released on 25/06/2020

Veering from gut-bustingly hilarious and achingly poignant, Hughes’s freewheeling dissection of an Irish family’s fortunes in the wake of economic meltdown is one of the freshest, most distinctive novels of the year. Told with tenderness and intelligence in a unique fictional voice, The Wild Laughter sings with exuberance and sighs with melancholy. .

‘Extraordinary… A book of wicked intelligence and tender heart.’
Max Porter, author of Lanny

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781786077806

The Silence

Released on 06/08/2020

‘A riveting mystery, beautifully unwound. The Silence excavates dark, decades-old secrets buried in human hearts, in families and in nations. I read it in one weekend’
Erin Kelly

Deftly exploring the deterioration of relationships and the devastating truths we keep from those we love, The Silence is a stunning debut from a rising literary star.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008361303

Death Sets Sail

Released on 06/08/2020

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are in Egypt, taking a cruise along the Nile. They are hoping to see some ancient temples and a mummy or two; what they get, instead, is murder.

Also travelling on the SS Hatshepsut is a mysterious society called the Breath of Life: a group of genteel English ladies and gentlemen, who believe themselves to be reincarnations of the ancient pharaohs. Three days into the cruise their leader is found dead in her cabin, stabbed during the night.

It soon becomes clear to Daisy and Hazel that the victim’s timid daughter is being framed – and they begin to investigate their most difficult case yet.

But there is danger all around, and only one of the Detective Society will make it home alive…

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children’s UK
ISBN: 9781912766338

The Glass Hotel

Released on 06/08/2020

Vincent is the beautiful bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on the northernmost tip of Vancouver Island. New York financier Jonathan Alkaitis owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it’s the beginning of their life together. That same day, a hooded figure scrawls a note on the windowed wall of the hotel: ‘Why don’t you swallow broken glass.’ Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company called Neptune-Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship.

Weaving together the lives of these characters, Emily St. John Mandel’s The Glass Hotel moves between the ship, the towers of Manhattan, and the wilderness of remote British Columbia, painting a breathtaking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509882809


Released on 13/08/2020

“A uniquely disturbing novel from the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Everything Under, Sisters explores the dark side of sibling devotion and the stark challenges a troubled family face in sinister new surroundings. Treading an exquisite balance between mordant character study and psychological horror, Sisters is another gripping work from one of our most intriguing contemporary voices.”

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 2928377032456

The Sound Mirror

Released on 20/08/2020

The Sound Mirror spans three familial generations from British Occupied India to Southern England, through intimately rendered characters, Heidi James has crafted a haunting and moving examination of class, war, violence, family and shame from the rich details of ordinary lives.

Publisher: Bluemoose Books
ISBN: 9781910422595

Return to Roar

Released on 06/08/2020

A series that celebrates the power of imagination and finding the greatest adventures in the most ordinary of places – perfect for children aged 8, 9, 10 and upwards, and fans of Narnia, Jumanji and How to Train Your Dragon.

Featuring breathtaking illustrations throughout by Ben Mantle and stunning fold-out cover artwork.

Twins Arthur and Rose can’t wait to go back to Roar, the fantasy world they get to through their grandad’s attic. Roar is a land of dragons, mermaids, unicorns, ninja wizards and where anything they can imagine can be real.

But when they return there’s no time for exploring, because a message arrives from their scarecrow enemy, Crowky.

Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
ISBN: 9781405295024

One You May Have Missed

Kanishk Tharoor - Swimmer Among the Stars

Kanishk Tharoor’s ‘Swimmer Among the Stars’ came out in 2016.

The stories in Swimmer Among the Stars reveal an extraordinary young storyteller in Kanishk Tharoor, whose tales emerge from a tradition that includes the creators of the Arabian Nights, Italo Calvino, Jorge Luis Borges, Angela Carter and other ancient and modern masters of the fable.

If you follow me on Twitter you may have already realised that I love the short story format as a vehicle for delivering beautiful and compact prose, sometimes almost poetic, and Kanishk Tharoor’s debut collection is one of the best examples of that I’ve read.

So apart from being a physically beautiful book, it is a book that also internally beautiful, exploring the human soul and their interactions across a dozen or so well-crafted stories.

The first story is so entrancing I’ve read it twice, and all the other stories deserve close reading they are so poetic in their understanding of the human condition. Some historic, some speculative, all the stories are strong and deserve their place in this book.

I usually dip in and out of short story collections but I had to read this in one go I was that fascinated.

Publisher: Pan Maacmillan
ISBN: 9781509822201

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