Welcome to the Bookseller Resources Page
Here, you will find a selection of helpful resources to help you take part in Independent Booksellers Week and run your own events – including brand new media contact lists for regions of the UK towards the bottom of the page. We also have a full list of all the titles listed in the IBW Guardian Guide to Children’s Books in case you want to stock those titles -here.
New resources will be added all the time, including information on press coverage – scroll down too to see the Guide to Organizing Events.
We are sending out regular IBW Bulletins to registered bookshops. Here they are so far:
We have a full range of POS available to bookshops – distributed to bookshops by Gardners. It includes posters, bookmarks, shortlist promotional materials, IBW logos, stickers and bellybands. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive JPGs of the files.
To take part, first please register with us. Registration for BA Members is free and you’ll receive a free Point-of-Sale kit, access to resources and PR support. To register, email Sharon.
You can download IBW-Guide-to-Running-Bookshop-Events-and-Publicising-Your-Shop-2013 to organizing events here.
Point of sale kits have been sent to all registered bookshops, dispatched on our behalf by Gardners.
We also have guides to social media for those new to social media who are keen to get started to help promote their IBW activity – you can download it here:
We have also updated our Local Press Contacts Lists and these lists are up to date for 2014.
Don’t forget to let us know what events you are planning for IBW 2013. The earlier you let us know, the better able we are to get that information back to publishers, and to post it on the website, and so onto consumers.
Over the last seven years, many independent booksellers have relished being part of IBW. Below are four inspiring examples of events held, which may give you an idea of the huge variety of fun events possible.
It’s important to tell people about the events you’re doing. IBW is supported by Midas PR, a leading public relations agency, who will be showcasing the work of Independent Booksellers Week through the national press. Please contact Amelia at Midas PR with details of events your organising, so we can aim to include them in any press coverage generated. Please also let Sharon know about your events, so that we can include them here on the IBW website. You can also contact your local press with details of what you’re planning for IBW.
Above all, IBW is a great opportunity for everyone to celebrate independent booksellers. Get involved and enjoy!