Hello any and all,
If you get to read this-
Welcome, we are an amalgam of ideas and efforts.
Initially we ran Pritchards in Formby, sadly that closed eight years ago, then we were simply Formby Books, we managed three years and then again, sadly closed.
The pattern was sadly simple, the high street wasn't as appealing as online or weekly 'all in one place' shopping.
We then helped set up Write Blend in Waterloo, Bob still runs it and it's just about to celebrate it's 5th Birthday, amazing stuff. Do pop to www.writeblend.co.uk
Tony went off to concentrate on what he'd found to be his speciality, external bookselling and events. He'd developed close links with schools and libraries that really enjoyed having authors, poets and illustrators come and visit, and cunningly sell books to a large audience too.
You can follow Tony on Facebook as Tony Higginson
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With the #Covid19 situation it became obvious and necessary to engage with a full ecommerce platform, so the existing holding page on 123reg.com as www-beyond.books.co.uk will migrate here in the next month.
With the help of Gardners our national wholesaler we now can offer individual books straight to you at home. This will incur a small postage charge. But always enquire on prices, we can't always meet/beat Amazon, we are building up our offer and have genuine running costs to cover and we pay our taxes etc...
But, with no physical shop we can offer discounts which will usually be 20%.
Tony with others runs The Niche Project a Not for Profit Community group aiming at providing culture and arts to the public, they've done Festivals storytelling and entertaining with live music/singing, superb live art sessions and living history work connected to the Vikings and Egyptians, with more to come.
We are keen to partner with other local talent, it's important to share resources with other Independent creatives, so far we have affiliated with purplepenguinpublishing.co.uk and hollybushnelldesigns.co.uk as well as dammagedproductions.co.uk and Nathan Parker and a few other authors who are emerging in the NW.
Keep checking back, also in the first instance, although we hope to drop the channel, we do sell via Amazon Marketplace, if you see any collectible lines they will be signed copies from our events, for a while with no shop, our only viable sales where on Amazon, but they charge £2.80 postage and take 20% from both of us really. So, look there... IF you see us beyondbooksmedia pop here and ask about the price, we will always be fair.
Our easiest email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome one and only or all, let's try and grow the interactions.