book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Sunday 23rd November

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

Newsagents Turning To Local Post Deliveries To Make Ends Meet

Posted at 6:30AM Friday 01 Aug 2014

Faced with competition from supermarkets and falling newspaper sales, British newsagents are delivering the post to replenish their income.

Brian Webb, who operates a newspaper delivery service in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, said his "Webb's Postal Service" was delivering 1,000 letters a day for a cut-price 30p – less than half the price of first-class mail.

Independent




Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more


Search the news archive:
 






More Book Trade News

Lemony Snicket Apologizes For Racist Joke About Black Writer At National Book Awards
www.theguardian.com

Children's author Daniel Handler has apologized for an "ill-conceived" joke he made about the black American writer Jacqueline Woodson

BitLit Bundles Elsevier Ebooks
www.digitalbookworld.com

Four months after HarperCollins launched a pilot program with the ebook bundling start-up BitLit, Elsevier follows suit

Teachers Told To Get Textbooks Back In Classrooms
www.dailymail.co.uk

and stop relying on worksheets and the internet during lessons

HarperCollins Campaign Streams New Book One Word At A Time
www.clickz.com

To increase engagement around a new thriller, HarperCollins "spritzed" it one word at a time on a digital billboard at one of London's busiest train stations

Hachette Agrees To Buy Black Dog & Leventhal
www.publishersweekly.com

Hachette Book Group continues to look for ways to increase its presence in the nonfiction market

Ursula K Le Guin Lashes Out At Amazon And Sell-outs In Awards Speech
www.independent.co.uk

She may be 85, but the acclaimed US novelist Ursula K Le Guin still has plenty to say

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Former Amazon Employee Plans Hunger Strike, As Standoff With Company Escalates
  2. Bloomsbury Publishing: The Global Home For Award-winning Author, Sarah Crossan
  3. Amazon Counts Cost As Christmas Veto Campaign Gathers Momentum
  4. Orenda Books Signs Hardisty Sequel
  5. Black Friday 2014: More Than £1m To Be Spent Every Three Minutes As Amazon Pledges 40pc Discounts
  6. Waterstones Liverpool Produce Awesome Display Of New Luis Suarez Book
  7. Hachette Agrees To Buy Black Dog & Leventhal
  8. Attractive Middle Class Woman Does Not Have Cookery Book Out
  9. Ursula K Le Guin Lashes Out At Amazon And Sell-outs In Awards Speech
  10. Murdoch Family Defeat Shareholder Revolt Over News Corp Voting Structure