Tue, 25/03/2014 - 12:05
There is big pressure to deliver a high-quality course in a competitive marketplace both in the UK and around the world—especially now the UK is charging up to £9,000 a year to attend university.
This means getting good students in and keeping them happy. There is more emphasis on the student experience as the reputation...
Thu, 13/03/2014 - 10:00
Direct-selling to institutions by publishers proved a thorny issue at the Bookseller Association's Academic, Professional and Specialist conference in Brighton yesterday (12th March).
Giving a welcoming address at the event at the Old Ship Hotel, Dan Johns [pictured], the chairman of the BA's academic group, warned he would...
Thu, 13/03/2014 - 09:50
Oxford University Press (OUP) has won two of the key awards at the Bookseller Association's Academic, Professional and Specialist Bookselling group awards.
The publisher was named as publisher of the year and distributor of the year at the awards, held at the APS conference in Brighton yesterday (12th March).
Tue, 21/01/2014 - 08:50
The Booksellers Association is offering its independent members a 20% discount for Yodel’s new door-to-door parcel service.
The new YodelDirect service is aimed at small businesses, and allows booksellers to go online and arrange for a driver to collect packages from their shop for delivery somewhere else in the UK. Booksellers...
Fri, 17/01/2014 - 08:40
The Booksellers Association has revealed a revamped logo for Independent Booksellers Week and a new category for its IBW Book Awards, for which submissions are now open.
The new category is for Children’s Picture Book. Meanwhile IBW's refreshed logo [pictured] now takes on the orange colour of last year’s striking...
Wed, 15/01/2014 - 08:15
Two Christian bookshops have announced their closure in the past few days, with booksellers saying that churchgoers are buying less Christian literature.
Barbican Bookshop in Fossgate, York, closed on Saturday (11th January) after 53 years and The Horsham Christian Centre in Horsham will close at the end of the month after 20 years of...
Thu, 21/02/2013 - 15:43
The Booksellers Association has spoken out on the issue of e-books, DRM and a healthy marketplace, following the launch of a lawsuit by independent booksellers in the US.
Three US independents have launched a case against Amazon and the six major...
Fri, 01/02/2013 - 09:00
Waterstones m.d. James Daunt (above) has called on the government to address the issue of high business rates which disadvantage high street businesses compared to online operations. The government intends to up business rates by 2.6% in April, despite the squeeze on consumer spending.
"Rates is a huge...
Fri, 30/11/2012 - 08:30
The book trade took a battering this week as customers shunned high streets to shelter indoors from the severe rainfall which has left many parts of the UK flooded.
The extreme conditions meant many stayed away during one of the most crucial retail shopping weeks in the run-up to Christmas. Statistics from Nielsen BookScan show that...
Mon, 30/07/2012 - 08:25
Kobo is due to launch a country-wide roadshow to showcase its e-book offering to independent booksellers, though with booksellers still waiting to hear what terms the company will give them on unit sales.
Kobo country manager Phil Wood is embarking on a nationwide tour to present Kobo’s e-book model to facilitate independent...