Tue, 19/11/2013 - 09:45
The Booksellers Association has decided not to create an industry initiative around pornographic e-books in the wake of last month’s e-book scandal, placing the onus for tackling the problem back on e-book aggregators.
Tue, 12/11/2013 - 15:45
Independent booksellers have chosen the 10 "less ordinary" books they think will become Christmas hits for 2013, with England’s 100 Best Views by Simon Jenkins (Profile) their top choice.
Over 200 independent booksellers nominated titles they think will have enduring appeal and make good Christmas presents, in...
Mon, 21/10/2013 - 10:30
The Booksellers Association will help plan a new model for business rates, after declaring the current one “no longer fit for purpose”.
The Booksellers Association has announced the step following news that business rates are likely to rise by 3.2% in 2014. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) made the warning after the...
Tue, 01/10/2013 - 14:28
No one leaving the Booksellers Association annual conference would have felt downhearted about the future for booksellers.
Lively sessions buoyed by the successful (and ongoing) Books Are My Bag campaign meant business met optimism...
Tue, 24/09/2013 - 08:00
Labour leader Ed Miliband is expected to promise that Labour would reverse a plan to raise business rates for small businesses, in a keynote speech to be delivered at the Labour Party Conference today (24th September).
Miliband is said to be preparing to pledge to help 1.5 million small businesses in England by reversing business...
Mon, 23/09/2013 - 09:45
Booksellers Association president Patrick Neale has said “more needs to be done” by publishers to bring the core financial model of the bookselling supply chain up to date.
In his opening address at the Booksellers Association Conference at the University of Warwick this morning (23rd September) Neale...
Fri, 13/09/2013 - 09:34
The Books Are My Bag campaign launches tomorrow (14th September), with former Labour home secretary Alan Johnson among the high-profile figures revealing this week why they support the campaign.
Johnson, whose local bookshop is the Hessle Bookshop in the East Riding of Yorkshire, told The Bookseller that books had been vital...
Fri, 06/09/2013 - 09:20
Booksellers Association c.e.o. Tim Godfray has said the country will “wake up to a sea of orange” next weekend (14th September) as bookshops ranging from W H Smith to independents prepare to launch the M & C Saatchi Books Are My Bag campaign with events and give-aways.
W H Smith is stocking bookmarks and bags for...
Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:21
The Booksellers Association chief executive Tim Godfray has told The Bookseller that the government’s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) should “look again” at the fairness of Amazon's domination of the book market.
Godfray’s call followed the OFT’s announcement last week (29th August) that it is...
Thu, 08/08/2013 - 09:58
Two HarperCollins titles top the Booksellers Association Christmas picks, chosen by independent booksellers.
David Walliams' Demon Dentist and Nigel Slater's Eat: The Little Book of Fast Food were the most highly recommended by 36 booksellers. The titles will be included alongside more than 200 others in the...