HarperCollins Indie Initiative 2021/22

Independent bookshops are a fantastic partner for HarperCollins and our authors. In the 10 years since we began our Independent Thinking programme for the UK and Ireland we’ve seen talented booksellers transform the independent sector, with community-led bookselling thriving and new independent bookshops opening in increasing numbers. The huge challenges of the past 18 months have limited our teams’ opportunities to meet new booksellers and discuss ideas and opportunities with established shops in the usual way – while also creating new pressures and uncertainty for us all. As we move our businesses forward together, we’re delighted to announce a flexible programme of supplementary Independent Thinking activity for the year ahead, specifically designed to strengthen our relationships with independent booksellers new to the industry, and provide additional activity to help bolster book sales at all independent bookshops.

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