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theguardian - 2 month ago

Bookshop.org raises £1m for UK s indie booksellers amid lockdown

The profit-sharing platform, billed as an alternative to Amazon, has been used by more than 200,000 UK customers since its November launchFour months since it launched, Bookshop.org – billed as an alternative to Amazon – has generated £1m in profit for independent bookshops in the UK, the website announced on Monday.Set up by Andy Hunter, the writer and co-founder of Literary Hub, Bookshop.org was launched in the US a year ago and in the UK in November. Pitching itself as a socially conscious way to buy books online, it allows booksellers to create a virtual shop front, receiving 30% of the cover price from each sale without having to handle customer service or shipping. When a sale is made and not attributed to a specific bookseller, 10% of the cover price goes into a pot that is split between all of the shops. Continue reading...


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