• A bleak look at a High Street in the future

    20/20 Vision on the Future of Bookselling

    June 30, 2017 Press Releases

    Independent publishing company Pen Works Media is aiming to remove its entire collection of book titles from Amazon by the year 2020 in a move to help bring more value to high street retailers.

    In April 2017, British retailers across the UK were hit hard with rising business rates due to new laws installed by the government, whereas online powerhouses Amazon are set to have their tax bill reduced despite recording exceptionally high profits, shifting the …

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  • The real value of crowdfunding

    May 6, 2016 Blog

    Last week, over a particularly splendid cup of latte (big shout out to Beam in Crouch End), I had a conversation with an aspiring writer about crowdfunding. I’m nearing the end of my third crowdfunding campaign now, whereas this young author is yet to dabble at all.

    ‘Oh, I couldn’t do that,’ he dismissed. ‘I hate promoting myself, and I feel like I’d annoy people.’

    Firstly, if you’re a writer – or any other kind of artist …

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