Fri, 21/09/2012 - 09:00
Publishers and retailers need to better understand each others businesses in order to improve a "broken" bookselling model, trade figures have said following this week's Booksellers Association Conference.
Industry collaboration was a key theme of the event, held at the University of Warwick on 16th–17th September...
Wed, 19/09/2012 - 11:06
Times change. Nowhere is this more clearly demonstrated than at the Booksellers Association Annual Conference.
Ah, those conferences of yore, typically at the Grand Hotel in Brighton. Squadrons of board members, buyers, marketers and (even) booksellers would pour into town from every one of the major chains. Publishing houses would...
Tue, 18/09/2012 - 09:50
The Bookseller Association’s president Patrick Neale has said the need to change the financial bookselling model is “present and immediate”.
Neale used his closing address at the BA’s 2012 Conference at Warwick University yesterday (17th September) to appeal to publishers to consider new financial models...
Mon, 16/05/2011 - 09:56
The economics for booksellers "simply don't work" as they struggle with high costs and low margins, the president of the Booksellers Association has claimed.
Jane Streeter was delivering the introduction at the BA Conference at Kings Place in London this morning (16th May).
She said it was "crucial"...
Mon, 01/06/2009 - 11:15
Blackwell's Sharon Murray has been elected the new president of the Booksellers Association.
She was appointed at the trade body's annual general meeting, which was held this morning at the Book Industry Conference in Cambridge. Philip Downer, c.e.o. of Borders, and Jane Streeter, who owns the independent bookshop The Bookcase in...
Wed, 07/05/2008 - 11:05
The changing nature of the book industry will be the "underlying theme" of this year's Booksellers Association conference, according to its chief executive. This year's two day event begins on Monday in the De Vere Grand Hotel in Brighton. Among the speakers are Borders new chairman Luke Johnson, who will deliver the keynote...
Wed, 02/05/2007 - 08:33
Three quarters of UK book buyers think books should be printed on environmentally friendly paper, according to new research by HarperCollins unveiled at the BA Conference. Of the 1,500 people surveyed by HC, 84% would choose a book on recycled paper over one on normal paper, and one third were prepared to pay more for an environmentally...
Wed, 02/05/2007 - 08:26
Penguin has been named the publisher of the year at the British Book Industry Awards, which were last night announced at the BA Conference in Harrogate. Borders was named UK Chain Bookselling Company of the Year. Small Publisher of the Year went to Quercus.
A full list of winners follows:
KPMG Publisher of the Year
Tue, 01/05/2007 - 13:35
Booksellers should take a tip from fashion stores and try to "inspire" customers instead of just luring them with price, retail expert Mary Portas has warned. In her keynote speech at the BA conference today (1st May), Portas urged booksellers to style themselves as the destination for shoppers' "most personal time", and...
Fri, 27/04/2007 - 18:41
The Booksellers Association Conference will scrutinise the habits of the "Great British Shopper", as retail science takes centre stage in Harrogate from Sunday.
BA president and Borders UK c.e.o. David Roche said the conference's wide-ranging programme reflected the many changes that have hit the market over the past year...