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IVP Award

Last week Ben Carswell inexplicably didn't win IVP's bookseller award. He came third. Bewildered I came second. But my bewilderment was nothing compared to that of the Award-WinningTM Cathy Midmer.

Thanks are probably owed to the wonderful book-buying (and hopefully book-reading) students of Reading and Surrey CUs. Like Carswell Sr. says, leaders are readers, readers are leaders... and all that! My angle is simply that reading books is great.

Anyways, I'm merely blogging this for the comedy value. Would have been in my last seven but I'd forgotten about there you go.


  1. Roger Carswell clearly cheats by short-selling and bulk-buying to deflate prices and increase sales. Not that I'm complaining, mind!

  2. Dave,
    I finished compiling a Terry Virgo post of mp3s. I included your four in your sidebar as well.

  3. Haha - I'm sure NUCU would beat you all, if only we didn't just walk to the IVP warehouse and fill up with books!

  4. yes probably - imagine the glory you're denying Andy and Bethanie. My market is less than 200 christian i reckon well done to my students!

  5. ...and the immense hassle you'll saving them from... accounts for book selling are not fun, neither is lugging them around!

  6. Do you get commission on selling the books? Or do you get extra super duper staff discount the more you sell?

  7. No commission, no extra super discount Sean. And I will never win, because I encourage my CUs to run their own bookstalls with CU IVP bookstall accounts, like NUCU do, and like I set up for Warwick and NTU Clifton. BUECU have one already, so there goes my main market. I'm sure Carswell doesn't win cos he probably uses his bro for some of his stock, rather than IVP. Ach weel, certificate cershmificate. How do you measure who gets students actually reading??

  8. I'm going to miss the IVP warehouse when I'm in Leicester next year. The placement of the warehouse is rather amusing, as its almost slap bang in the middle of Nottingham University's studemt area. We couldn't ask for better placement!

  9. Don't worry too much Gareth... as a Relay worker, you get IVP privilege purchase!

  10. Mmm... priveledged purchase. Mmm...

    (I'm such a bibliophile)


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