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A few changes

Just going to expand something that was mentioned in this week’s newsletter. After talking to a friend who specialises in design and content there are going to be a few changes in the way the projects are set out, especially the blogs and the way twitter is used. Over the last two years I’ve been …

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How To Get Listed

I’ve been asked a couple of times how Indie Bookshops and Indie Publishers can be added to the list and map. Other than contacting me through Twitter (where I seem to live) you can fill in this contact form with as much information as possible to help me fill your listing in. You can also …

It's me!
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Next Steps and Patreon

I thought I would pop a post on here to let everyone know what’s happening with the various websites and projects. My main focus is building a spreadsheet of information from the UK and Ireland independent publishers that I have listed on this blog, and some that are still on the reams of handwritten notes …

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Goodbye 2021, Hello 2022

Well, 2021… that was a year, tiring and very, very long. It meant that I lost focus quite a lot of the time and was spending a lot of energy treading water when it comes to the Big Bearded Bookseller / Indie Bookshop / Indie Publisher projects. Big Bearded Bookseller Linktree But I’ve continued to take the advice of James Clear and tried …

Indies
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Rising to the Challenge

I had been watching the Covid-19 crisis unfold from the comfort of self-isolation. Watching bookshops, publishers and others rising to the challenge and offering other/extra service for those that were self-isolated, those that needed extra help, and to try and keep themselves going as viable businesses. There had been many posts on social media, I …

Where Do We Go From Here?
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Where do we go from here?

In the first twelve months of this blog I’ve added 1100+ bookshops to the bookshop list, made three Twitter lists for bookshops/publishers/events, written 186 blog posts, had over 10K blog visits, tweeted over 10K times and now have over 5000 followers on Twitter. I’ve been really enjoying the ride as well, meeting and chatting to …

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