Fri, 07/03/2014 - 09:30
Independent booksellers’ businesses may be more vulnerable to the adverse economic impact of an independent Scotland than chain retailers, should the referendum see a Yes vote.
A major concern for the trade if Scotland becomes independent after the referendum on 18th September would be the possibility of it losing the...
Tue, 04/03/2014 - 09:20
Business rates have been branded “one of the principal threats to the survival of retail businesses in the High Street” by a cross-party Business, Innovation and Skills select committee.
The committee's report into the...
Fri, 21/02/2014 - 09:38
Bookshops are important cultural and community hubs, and make a vital contribution to the health of our high streets and local economies in particular, so it is always disappointing to see them close.
Everyone should sit up and take notice...
Tue, 21/01/2014 - 08:50
The Booksellers Association is offering its independent members a 20% discount for Yodel’s new door-to-door parcel service.
The new YodelDirect service is aimed at small businesses, and allows booksellers to go online and arrange for a driver to collect packages from their shop for delivery somewhere else in the UK. Booksellers...
Fri, 17/01/2014 - 08:40
The Booksellers Association has revealed a revamped logo for Independent Booksellers Week and a new category for its IBW Book Awards, for which submissions are now open.
The new category is for Children’s Picture Book. Meanwhile IBW's refreshed logo [pictured] now takes on the orange colour of last year’s striking...
Wed, 18/12/2013 - 11:50
Booksellers Association c.e.o. Tim Godfray has said that the organisation will be fighting to make sure VAT remains at zero on printed books in the UK and Ireland during the course of next year.
In a Christmas letter sent to booksellers, Godfray cited the issue as one at the top of his agenda, saying that VAT on printed books was...
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...