• Wed, 18/01/2012 - 15:56

    The Booksellers Association has pledged to write to the chief executives of all 390 local authorities to call on them to lower business rates for bookshops. The move comes following a call in the House of Commons for booksellers to be given a special business rate incentive to set up on the high street.

    During the six-hour Commons...

  • Fri, 06/01/2012 - 08:10

    The BA has announced that this year's flagship book trade conference is moving out of London to Warwick. The event is reverting to a more purist, bookseller-first feel, with the BA delivering a conference designed primarily for retailers, with publishers attending to meet and sell to retailers.

    The other major change is that the...

  • Thu, 13/10/2011 - 12:33

    The Booksellers Association/Publishers Association’s Environmental Action Group (EAG) has launched Book-carbon, a tool for publishers and printers to measure the carbon footprint of a book’s production.

    The online web application allows publishers to input data such as format, print run and printer, and the tool will...

  • Mon, 16/05/2011 - 15:30

    Booksellers need to be treated as a crucial partner in the process of promoting books through the media or risk looking "irrelevant", the Book Industry Conference (BIC) has been told.

    Waterstone's bookseller Cathy Rentzenbrink told delegates at the BIC today (16th May) it was vital retailers are informed when books will...

  • Mon, 16/05/2011 - 10:32

    Jane Streeter's speech at the BA Conference (16th May)

    Good morning and welcome to what has the potential to be a defining two days in the history of the book trade.

    I know we are going to be inspired, I hope we are going to be honest. We are going to focus on the joy of working in a truly creative...

  • Thu, 03/02/2011 - 07:46

    The Booksellers Association has described the Office of Fair Trading (OFT)'s  investigation into agency pricing as "a seminal moment" for the book industry.

    Tim Godfray, chief executive of the BA, has anticipated that the outcome of the OFT's enquiry into the fairness of agency pricing will dictate the way e-...

  • Mon, 17/05/2010 - 14:40

    Failing to recognise the "enormity" of the Google Settlement, digitisation and Apple's entrance into the book market could result in "the first steps to irrelevance" for the book trade, the Booksellers Association president has claimed.

    Hammick's Sharon Murray said that publishers and retailers need to work...

  • Mon, 17/05/2010 - 12:42

    Jane Streeter, owner of The Bookcase in Lowdham, has been named as the new Booksellers Association president at the BA's a.g.m. today (17th May).

    Sharon Murray, outgoing president, named Streeter as president and said she had "thrown herself into the world of indies". Murray added: "We already owe a lot to Jane for her...

  • Mon, 17/05/2010 - 08:19

    The Booksellers Association has launched a Digital Guide to Multi-Channel Bookselling for booksellers, designed to maximise opportunities to reach e-book customers.

    The manual, which is free to all BA members, will explain a variety of digital issues including websites, audiobooks, e-books, e-readers, print-on-demand, social networking,...

  • Thu, 18/03/2010 - 13:15

    National Book Tokens has confirmed it plans to stop supplying paper tokens to booksellers from 31st May this year.

    The news was communicated to retailers for the first time this week. Paper vouchers will be valid “indefinitely”. However, retailers with unredeemed vouchers, who no longer wish to sell them on, can return them...

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