The Freelance Bible is proud to support – a new online bookseller that supports local independent bookshops

The retailer, launching today in the UK, has over 150 indie bookshops already signed up as well as publishers including Faber & Faber, Atlantic, Picador and Jacaranda . has fast-tracked its UK launch after huge success in the US earlier this year and aims to help indies challenge Amazon. It expects 200 stores to have signed up by the end of the year and gives indie bookshops the full profit margin, 30% of the cover price, from each sale they generate on the platform.

Books are offered to consumers at a small discount and delivered within two to three days with all customer service and shipping handled by the site and Gardners.  Launched in the US in January 2020 the company has already become hugely popular – sales have grown exponentially since February when they sold approx $50,000 across the month to April when they sold $150,000 per day. So far in the US they have generated $7.5m in sales for independent bookshops.

“This is an exciting moment for the UK independent bookseller” says Alison Grade, Author of The Freelance Bible. “My book is aimed at the existing and soon to be freelancers, who very often by the nature of their work, have close ties with local businesses and they want to find ways to support them as well as the wider independent retail economy. Until launched there hasn’t been an online alternative for books and now there is. I am excited to be with them from the start.”