Welcome to the Bookspeed Blog! We have big plans to share so much with our customers about us as a company, trends, key books and everything in between. Here at HQ, we have a wealth of knowledge accumulated from working in the industry for over 30 years and we thought it was about time we shared it with you.  


 

How to build a book range that sells

13th April 2023

Whether you want to breathe new life into an existing book range or are seeking to introduce books, our Senior Key Account Manager Angus shares some tips to get you started.

Talking shop with Kind & Conscious

29th March 2023

When Marita opened Kind & Conscious in 2022, she had a vision to create a retail space with a strong sense of place and purpose. We talked to her to find out more about her retail story.

Are consumers abandoning aspiration for authenticity?

27th March 2023

How is are cost-of-living concerns shaping consumer behaviour? We did some analysis drawing from our own sales data.

Inside the trend – mushrooms

13th March 2023

We’ve been receiving lots of queries from curious customers looking for mushroom-themed books too, so we wanted to investigate what this trend is all about and highlight some of the books to complement it.

Crafting the gift of good food

28th February 2023 |kitchen press, seasonal soups, seasonal salads

What makes a cookbook special? We talked to Kitchen Press founder Emily Dewhurst for a behind-the-scenes look at their approach to publishing unique, accessible recipe books that tell the stories of people and places making great food.

Talking Shop with My Small World

13th February 2023

We talked to My Small World's Dawn and Romilly to learn more about how they create retail magic.

Inside the trend - gut health

7th February 2023

Gut health is a wellness trend that is here to stay. We explore why more people are seeking out natural ways to improve their gut health and how publishing is responding.

Inside the trend - biophilic exercise

17th January 2023

For this month’s Inside the Trend blog, we unpack the appetite for biophilic exercise and how it’s fueling popularity for a range of outdoor activities.

Talking shop with the Natural History Museum

15th January 2023

We spoke to Natural History Museum buyer Ben Gibson to find out what helps them to boost sales.

Talking shop with Papyrus

6th January 2023

In our new Talking Shop blog series, we chat books, retail and community with long-standing customer Fiona from Papyrus in the West End of Glasgow.

Inside the trend - home entertaining

6th December 2022

For this month's "Inside the Trend" we look at how home entertaining is changing and share some book suggestions to help your customers raise their hosting game.

Inside the trend - foraging

11th November 2022

For this month’s Inside the trend blog we take a look at why foraging has grown in popularity and recommend some books on the topic.