The tide has turned. Real books are back and ebook sales are on the decline. In fact, reports show that sales of printed books increased by as much as 7% in 2016. The same research shows that there was also a 4% rise in physical shop sales across the UK, too.
This is fantastic news for bookstore fans who prefer to feel a real book in their hands, rather than relying on an ebook or tablet. Book lovers will often speak of the enjoyment of turning actual pages or spending time browsing in a book shop, speaking to staff about the latest releases or their favourite authors and maybe discovering something new.
In fact, today’s bookstores offer more than just the opportunity to buy a book - they can be a place for communities to connect through local meet-ups and book clubs, an opportunity to hear an author speak or even offer children’s activities. With well-known high street brands such as WH Smith and The Works offering franchise opportunities, it's a great time to get involved.
Starting a bookstore franchise gives you the chance to run your own business with the support of a wider business network to help you get going. You can access training opportunities and a wealth of knowledge and experience so that even if you have never done anything like this before, you will feel like an expert in no time. Plus, by linking with a trustworthy and recognised brand as part of the franchise, you will find it easier to build your customer base and your new bookstore will quickly become an important part of your local community.
If you are ready to find out more about starting a bookstore franchise, then get in touch now and take the first steps in exploring this exciting new chapter of your business.