Archive for 2010

Thanks to all booksellers who filled in the survey this year.  Having now received the PR report and compiled the survey results we have a few fantastic numbers for you!

  • 98% of 2010 IBW booksellers intend to participate in IBW 2011
  • 1,024 IBW events took place across the Week across the UK & Ireland
  • 255 booksellers took part
  • 176,000+ unique visits were made to this site – 109,000+ in the middle of June

That’s pretty well it for 2010.  Thanks so much for all your support and all your hard work – we hope you enjoyed it all,  and we look forward to working with you all on IBW 2011.  Check the sites for updates later this year and early next.  Have a great summer!

We have just sent out the Survey for IBW 2010 this week, and hoping for good feedback and some creative criticism to help us build the Week for 2011.  Soon available too will be the  Media Report.  In the meantime, here are a couple more photos from Linghams Bookshop in Heswall from the Week.  

Anniversaries provide great opportunities to create events around, and to promote you products. Click here to download our list of anniversaries in 2010 and get creative!

A few more good ones

The Bookseller has a two page spread of photos from booksellers participating in IBW and a flickr stream http://www.flickr.com/groups/thebookseller too.

Now that IBW is over for another year (sigh of relief or little sniff of regret?) you should still be able to use the POS materials for the IBW Book Prize.  We enhanced the Prize POS this year with the full colour four-page leaflet showcasing all the shortlisted titles, and we hope you have been giving these out to your customers hand over fist!  Don’t forget to encourage your customer to vote for their favourite books, and very importantly, don’t forget to collate all your entries and send them back to the BA.  The closing date for entries is 30th August, but you can send them in any time in the meantime.  We are hoping to get a good number of votes and a fitting winner.  The winning authors – and the winners of the consumer competition – will be announced in September.

And don’t think just because the Week is over and Wimbledon is on we don’t want your IBW pictures – we do want them, please send them in!

IBW Book Prize Leaflet

Well we are getting some lovely photos in from bookshops (see below!) and we will be doing a spread in Bookselling Essentials, our BA newsletter, in the next week or two.  Rumour has it the Bookseller might have a few pics too this Friday!  We will also be sending out a survey to all IBW booksellers to get your feedback on how the Week went.  All the signs are that it’s been the best ever….!

We are getting some lovely shots in from booksellers – please keep sending, we want to do a picture gallery in the next issue of Bookselling Essentials, and the Bookseller magazine will use them too.  Please also send in links to local media coverage and/or press clippings.  Thanks – we hope you had a fantastic Week!

Also, hope you all saw the three-page spread on IndieBound in the Bookseller on Friday… Think Global, Buy Local

The lovely Kate Gunning has just written a blog for the Bookseller on her activity for IBW at the Newham Bookshop

Kate Gunning  Blog

More photos of bookshop events…