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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 …

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Questions for Publishers

The ‘Publisher Profile’ feature is kicking off once again, there are already a few publishers who were part of this earlier and I’ll be updating and expanding their info first. Each post will have contact information, some blurb, images, contact details, website, etc. I’ll be using public information for this, but if you want to …

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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 …

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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 …

The Harm Tree POS
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The Harm Tree POS

UCLAN Publishing have contacted me and thought I could give a shout out for their POS pack for their upcoming Young Adult book, The Harm Tree. The pack includes 1 x standee, 1 x A4 window cling and 1 x A3 poster, and to inquire about it please contact Hazel Holmes on HHolmes3@uclan.ac.uk This was …

UK/IRL Indie Book Map
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Independent Book Shop Week 15th to 22nd June

Another year comes around and the Booksellers Association is running another Independent Bookshop Week. IBW is part of the Books Are My Bag campaign and run by the Booksellers Association, and seeks to celebrate independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland. We do this with events, celebrations, reading groups, storytelling, author signings, literary lunches and …

That Long!
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It’s Been a Year!

Yes, that’s right, it’s been a year since I got the Twitter account and domain to start on this journey. As soon as I got those I promptly froze and didn’t touch either again until August of last year (2018) as the initial idea behind the domain changed due to unforeseen circumstances. I had a …

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