Category: waterstones

Special Editions and Early Releases

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We all love limited edition goodies.

In fact, to accompany writing this blogpost, I’m listening to my limited edition copy of Laura Marling’s Semper Femina (with bonus extra live CD) and munching on a limited edition packet of Orchards Skittles. Any excuse!


Philip Pullman: An Update

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Back in July I wrote a blogpost about the new Philip Pullman book La Belle Sauvage, my main gripe being that Independent Bookshops such as my own were being completely priced out of selling any copies, due to the aggressive pre-publication discounting of larger retailers with deep pockets.


Publisher Embargoes: An Investigation

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When you work in a bookshop, new titles arrive all the time: any day of the week, any time of the month.

It’s like Christmas every day (but without the gin-soaked afternoon nap and second-degree oven burns.)