• 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...

  • Sun, 28/02/2010 - 13:58

    The new-look Bookseller Industry Awards, formed by the merger of The Bookseller’s Retail Awards with the British Book Industry Awards, a.k.a. the Trade Nibbies, are launched this week, with new judges and categories.

    The awards will be presented at the Royal Courts of Justice in London on 17th May, the middle night of this year...

  • Mon, 07/12/2009 - 07:00

    The Booksellers Association has called for submissions from publishers for the Independent Booksellers Book Week Award.

    This is the first time the BA has opened the award up to nominations. Previously, the longlist was derived by sales data specifically related to independent bookshops.

    Publishers must make their submissions for...

  • Thu, 16/07/2009 - 07:32

    The Booksellers Association has warned that booksellers still face challenges from increasing rates, following a report suggesting rents would fall by 23% by the end of 2010.

    Property company Colliers Cre said the retail sector's value had slumped from a peak of £93bn in 2006 to a predicted £48bn by the end of 2009....

  • Thu, 04/06/2009 - 10:06

    Less truly was more at the Booksellers Association  (BA) Conference this year. Shorter, sharper, brisker, snappier—and very much the better for it.

    Yet it was not, of course, the BA Conference. After last year's rumpus over flabby content at Brighton, and the near-revolt at the very idea of Gateshead, the event has been...

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