Tue, 16/09/2014 - 09:05
Waterstones, Foyles, WH Smith and The Booksellers Association are among more than 100 signatories calling for an overhaul of business rates, in an open letter published in today's Daily...
Tue, 09/09/2014 - 09:00
The British Chamber of Commerce has set out a "Business plan for Britain", calling for a business rates freeze until 2017.
In its manifesto, the BCC calls for wide-ranging action from the next UK government to achieve a “more confident and more enterprising Britain.”
As part of this, the chamber has...
Tue, 19/08/2014 - 16:00
Concerns have been raised over the book trade implications of a "Yes" vote in the Scottish independence referendum, with the introduction of VAT on printed books set to "affect all bookshops and publishers north of the border if the Scottish electorate votes for independence", according to a group from the trade.
Mon, 04/08/2014 - 10:00
James Patterson has lent his support to the Books Are My Bag campaign, with a new bag for schoolchildren featuring Rafe, the character from Patterson's Middle School series.
The children’s BAMB bag will be available from independent bookshops at the end of August when children go back to school.
The limited edition...
Tue, 29/07/2014 - 09:50
The Booksellers Association has seen an “amazing response” to James Patterson’s pledge to give away £250,000 in grants to indie bookshops so far.
The American author first pledged to give away the sum to...
Wed, 23/07/2014 - 09:40
Picador is to publish a memoir by Cathy Rentzenbrink, associate editor at The Bookseller and director of Quick Reads, remembering her brother, who aged 16 was knocked down by a car and left in a permanent vegetative state.
The book, which does not yet have a title, has been described as “incredibly devastating”...
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 15:00
Publishers and booksellers have backed the first ever trade-wide acknowledgement of Super Thursday as a national book event.
The Books Are My Bag campaign, supported by the trade and co-ordinated by the Booksellers Association (BA), is launching for its second year on Super Thursday, which this autumn falls on 9th October. The BAMB...
Thu, 26/06/2014 - 08:30
American author James Patterson has pledged to donate £250,000 to independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland.
The author’s gift comes two days before the start of Independent Bookseller’s Week (28th June-5th July) and follows his...
Fri, 20/06/2014 - 09:20
Author and comedian David Mitchell will open this year’s Booksellers Association Conference.
The 2014 conference, held over 21st-22nd September at The University of Warwick, will focus on “the renaissance of bookselling”, reflecting the recent increased optimism in bookshops, despite the tough trading conditions....
Thu, 19/06/2014 - 14:40
The Books Are My Bag Campaign has received an “overwhelming” response in just seven days from publishers, writers and booksellers to its appeal to put an author in every bookshop.
Jo James was revealed as the new BAMB coordinator last week (13th June) and since then she has received over 100 responses from individuals and...