Fri, 26/09/2014 - 09:50
Celebrities and authors including Graham Norton and Ross Kemp have thrown their weight behind the industry-wide Book Are My Bag initiative, as Super Thursday (9th October)—the scheme’s launch day—nears.
A stellar line-up of big names, a limited edition tote bag designed by British artist Tracey Emin, and a packed...
Thu, 25/09/2014 - 10:00
More than £130,000 has been allocated to 73 independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland in the first round of grants funded on this side of the Atlantic by author James Patterson.
Patterson has pledged to donate £250,000 to bookshops in the UK, with the money to be used to encourage children to read. It follows a...
Tue, 23/09/2014 - 10:00
E-books sales are plateauing because customers find print books more attractive, booksellers were told at the Booksellers Association annual conference yesterday (22nd September).
The book sector’s transition to digital came late, in 2011, but the peak is already flattening out, Douglas McCabe, an analyst with Enders, told...
Tue, 23/09/2014 - 09:40
Comedian David Mitchell has slammed Amazon as "benefit scroungers" in a barnstorming speech given at the Booksellers Association conference today (22nd September).
In an entertaining but hard-hitting keynote address to delegates at the Warwick event, Mitchell criticised the online retailer for taking grant handouts from the...
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, 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...
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...
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...
Thu, 15/05/2014 - 15:14
Bookshops are being encouraged to redisplay "We Pay Our Taxes" posters following the recent disclosure of how much corporation tax Amazon still pays in the UK.
The point-of-sale postcards, flyers and posters were first produced by the Booksellers Association in...
Wed, 09/04/2014 - 09:10
Tim Walker, owner of Walkers Bookshops in Stamford and Oakham, is the new president of the Booksellers Association.
He succeeds Patrick Neale, owner of Jaffé & Neale Bookshop and Café in Chipping Norton, who held the presidency for two years. Sam Husain, c.e.o. of Foyles and David Prescott, c.e.o. of Blackwell...