Bookseller Briefing 36/17 – week ending 8 September

Booksellers lose business after AbeBooks.com goes down Indie booksellers around the world suffered lost income over the weekend when the Amazon-owned website AbeBooks.com went down for nearly two days. The “technical” failure meant booksellers trading on the online marketplace for new, secondhand and rare books could not make any sales and customers could not make any…

Bookseller Briefing 30/17 – week ending 28 July

SoA criticises removal of BBC radio quotas for drama The removal of quotas for radio comedy, drama and readings will have a “significant impact” on the Society of Authors’ members, the organisation has said. As part of its Operating Licence for the BBC, Ofcom – the regulatory authority for the broadcasting industry – has removed…

Bookseller Briefing 21/17 – week ending 26 May

Publishing staffers say age is a workplace issue Claims are being made of a “thinning out” of older staffers in publishing, with a lack of programmes to upskill older workers, a falling-off of respect for those with decades of industry experience, and vulnerability to cost-cutting redundancies all being cited as possible reasons for the change. It’s an area with…

English – BBC – The ‘Apostrophiser’

    Right – thats it. Sorry…that’s it. The missing or misplaced apostrophe has irritated one Bristol grammar stickler so much that he has set about correcting and cleaning up public signs in the city. He’s anonymous and works in the early hours of the morning. He takes great care, working with specially designed kit,…

Radio and TV – BBC Genome Project

Welcome to the BBC Genome Project What’s here This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions. We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a…

Bookseller Briefing 8/17 – week ending 25 February

BBC Radio 6 dj partners with Pan Mac for ‘smart thinking’ podcast Christian publisher Lion Hudson confirms administration Oxford-based Christian publisher Lion Hudson has gone into administration, it has been confirmed by the company’s appointed administrators, business advisory firm FRP Advisory. A spokesperson for FRP advisory told The Bookseller it was now seeking new investment as part of the new…