Fri, 03/05/2013 - 09:26
An essay by Ann Patchett written in praise of bookshops, prints featuring handwritten texts by authors, and competitive deals from Penguin and Orion are to be offered exclusively to indie bookshops for Independent Booksellers Week.
So far, a record 350 shops have signed up to take part in the promotion, which runs from 29th June...
Thu, 25/04/2013 - 08:50
A husband-and-wife bookselling team have described handing a petition into Downing Street calling for Amazon to pay more UK corporation tax as a “proud moment” in their lives.
Francis and Keith Smith [pictured], from Warwick...
Mon, 22/04/2013 - 07:50
Bloomsbury Children’s is launching an “Illustrators in Residence” programme for this year’s Independent Booksellers’ Week, which runs from 29th June to 6th July.
In conjunction with the Booksellers Association, Bloomsbury has set up the series of events which will see eight of the publisher’s...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 10:00
Amazon’s quest for industry domination is “scary” and it could have the ability to “destroy the book trade as we know it”, Booksellers Association c.e.o. Tim Godfray has said in an exclusive column for today’s London Book Fair ...
Fri, 12/04/2013 - 09:25
A trade-wide promotion that celebrates books and bookshops is to launch in September, backed by both the Booksellers Association and the Publishers Association. The slogan, to be officially unveiled at this year’s London Book Fair, is “Books Are My Bag”.
The campaign has been created by strategy firm M & C...
Mon, 11/03/2013 - 09:25
How best to deliver digital textbooks to students and who should do it, will be two key issues up for discussion at this week’s Academic Bookselling Conference.
The two-day event, run by the Booksellers Association on 13th–14th March at The Ship Hotel, Brighton, will be addressed by Dr Philip Gee, programme director for...
Fri, 22/02/2013 - 09:30
The total number of independent bookshops on the high street has declined for a sixth consecutive year, according to annual Booksellers Association membership figures.
However, children’s bookshops appear to have bucked the trend, with some even terming it a “golden age” for children’s books.
Thu, 21/02/2013 - 09:10
The annual Booksellers Association conference will take place on 22nd-23rd September at Warwick University. Attendance will be free for booksellers again this year.
Gardners, which is sponsoring the conference, will also run its Trade Show on 22nd September.
Alan Staton, BA's head of marketing, said: "We're...
Wed, 02/01/2013 - 08:30
Bookseller Association chief executive Tim Godfray has cast doubt on newly published research which indicates that the number of bookshops in the UK has halved in seven years, saying instead that BA figures suggest the rate of decline has been slowing.
According to a study by Experian for...
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...