Manager, Walkers Bookshops
Tim has grown up in the family business of Walkers Bookshops which is based in Oakham and Stamford, and took over the reins of managing director in 1996. Walkers Bookshops has always been a diverse retail business selling greetings cards, news, stationery, gifts and Thornton’s confectionery alongside a wide selection of books. Tim sits on the advisory council of The Booksellers Association and acted on their behalf during the initial talks between The BA and the various e-book platforms. When not at work he can often be found playing badminton, working a spaniel, or tending to his expanding flock of pedigree Southdown and commercial sheep.
E-books and the High Street Bookseller
This is a brisk gallop through the challenges and opportunities that physical bookshops face when confronted with the e-book revolution. Tim will talk you through the views of real life booksellers’ on e-books and e-bookselling and what options they have trying to compete in this fiercely competitive world. Progressing is a matter of highest concern is how we as an industry can deliver the content our customers need in the manner they require it.