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28 November 2020

Bookshop.org launches in the UK

9 November 2020

Online bookshop platform Bookshop.org has successfully launched in the UK, recording good sales and the participation of many in the book trade from authors to publishers as well as the local, independent bookshops which it was set up to support. It was first launched in the US to help support independent bookshops and due to demand brought forward its launch date here to 2 November 2020.

As more and more people buy their books online, Bookshop.org wanted to create an easy, convenient way for book buyers to get books and support bookshops at the same time.

Authors, publishers, book clubs, review magazines, influencers and others can support local bookshops and earn revenue at the same time by becoming affiliates.

Bookshop.org has been widely welcomed: see eg Sharmaine Lovegrove in The Guardian of 5 November 2020. Mark Chandler in The Bookseller of 9 November 2020 reports that Bookshop.org sold £415,000 of books in its first week.