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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 …

Still Working
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Catch Up Post

I’ve had nine days off from my main job and have been able to get on with a lot of the little jobs I’ve had hanging around. The main one though is that a new feature called Publisher Profile has now been initiated, several publishers have been in touch to be part of this already. …

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Adventures in Podcasting

As part of expanding the scope of the Independent Bookshop project I want to begin podcasting and exploring the story behind Independent Bookshops and their owners. The idea is when I visit bookshops around the UK (and eventually further afield) I will have professional and portable podcasting equipment for interviews and discussions. The basic package …

Escalated
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What A Response!

That was totally unexpected, I thought this would be a nice little project. Sleepy like, pootling along gathering information slowly and steadily. Post the map and then Bam! I’m suddenly being retweeted by Michael Rosen, getting hundreds of likes and site visits. With that there are hundreds of suggestions of other bookshops and lots of …