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, 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 ...
Mon, 15/04/2013 - 09:17
The high street bookshops I represent are cultural and community beacons on the high street. They are full of enterprising and passionate booksellers, who run local events, innovate and—what’s more—are a key to the “discovery” of books for many book buyers.
However, there is no doubt they are facing...
Thu, 14/03/2013 - 08:30
The Bookseller Association's chief executive Tim Godfray has met the chief secretary to the treasury Danny Alexander to urge the government to give bookshops automatic business rate relief in the forthcoming budget.
Chancellor George Osborne will announce the budget next Wednesday (20th March).
High street booksellers have...
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...
Mon, 19/11/2012 - 08:30
The Booksellers Association has called on members to fill in a survey backed by the British Retail Consortium as part of a campaign calling for lower business rates.
The BRC has teamed up with Retail Week to issue to a call to businesses to sign a petition calling for the government to reform the “outmoded”...
Fri, 16/11/2012 - 08:51
Tim Godfray, chief executive of the Booksellers Association, has backed the stance taken by House of Commons Public Accounts Committee chair Margaret Hodge, who earlier this week accused Amazon of putting UK booksellers out of business by using tax...
Fri, 28/09/2012 - 10:00
The launch of a government review into e-book lending in public libraries has been met with a mixed response, with Publishers Association president Ursula Mackenzie "very positive‚" but Booksellers Association chief Tim Godfray angry at the lack of bookseller involvement.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (...
Tue, 25/09/2012 - 14:15
The government is expected to announce a review of library e-lending tomorrow (Wednesday 26th September), with William Sieghart, founder of Forward Publishing and the Forward Prize for Poetry, leading the initiative, and Faber chief executive Stephen Page, PFD chief Caroline Michel and author Joanna Trollope all included on the panel of...
Tue, 18/09/2012 - 09:32
Kobo’s UK manager Phil Wood described booksellers at yesterday's BA conference as "enthusiastic" in wanting to partner with the company to sell e-books.
The Canadian-based e-book company today announced a partnership with members of the Booksellers Association to allow 3,000 member stores in the UK & Ireland...