BA tells Treasury 'scrap business rates altogether'

The Booksellers Association has called for the scrapping of business rates altogether for small businesses in a meeting in the House of Commons. Tim Godfray, c.e.o of The Booksellers Association, said in a speech to the all-party parliamentary small shops group that The BA and the British Retail Consortium would like to see “small businesses removed completely from the financial and administrative burden of business rates”. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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Bobit Business Media Acquires Newport Business Media

Bobit Business Media, the b-to-b media company specializing in the vehicle-fleet business, announced Tuesday that it has has acquired Newport Business Media, whose brands include Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT), TruckingInfo.com, Heavy Duty Aftermarket Journal and Newport Poster Network. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Smiths News boosts business with airline and ebook business

Smiths News, the newspaper and magazine wholesaler, has completed the purchase of the remaining assets of Dawson Holdings, which include its ebook unit and its newspaper and magazine airline distribution business. Continue reading at Media Week

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Who Gets to Tell the Story of the Midwest?

I originally called Columbus a cowtown. When I first emailed Anne Trubek, the founder and director of Belt Publishing, about the possibility of editing an anthology about Columbus, Ohio, I proposed they publish a Columbus anthology as part of their city anthology series because, “Columbus, Ohio... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Indie bookshop numbers rose again in 2020, BA stats show

The number of independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland has grown for the fourth consecutive year, the Booksellers Association has confirmed.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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New Report Offers Post-Pandemic Outlook for Book Business

In a free 50-page report released this week, three veteran publishing and digital media consultants offer a postmortem on 2020 and a glimpse at what the future holds for publishers, booksellers, libraries and readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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BA welcomes support grants for shops closed by lockdown

The Booksellers Association has welcomed an announcement that shops forced to close because of England's lockdown are eligible for one-off grants of up to £9,000. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BA urges government support over 'severe' impact of new lockdown

The Booksellers Association has warned the effect of a new lockdown could be “severe” and has called for government to support retailers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BA picks Thorogood mystery for Fiction Book of the Month

The Booksellers Association has named The Marlow Murder Club by Robert Thorogood (HQ) as its first Fiction Book of the Month for 2021. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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PW’s 2020 Person of the Year: The Book Business Worker

The most important people in the book business in 2020 are not the powerhouse agents or the megabestselling authors or the Big Five CEOs. It is the collective of book business workers, often overworked and underpaid, that kept the industry afloat and challenged it to live up to greater standards. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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HCCP Names Senior V-p of Direct to Consumer Business

HarperCollins Christian Publishing and HarperCollins Focus appointed Kate Johnson to lead the expansion of its direct-to-consumer business as senior v-p of direct. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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What a History of Book-Burning Can Tell Us About Preserving Knowledge Today

Lack of funding for libraries is as dangerous as any conquering army in this chronicle of information destroyed throughout the ages. Continue reading at Slate

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How a DACA recipient came to tell the stories of 'The Undocumented Americans'

Karla Cornejo Villavicencio talks about her eye-opening book "The Undocumented Americans" and what it taught her about herself. She'll join the LAT Book Club on Dec. 15. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Low infection rate shows safety measures work, Libraries Connected says

A survey of library services shows 1.4% of staff have tested positive for Covid-19 since reopening in July, suggesting safety measures have worked, according to Libraries Connected. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BA and Bookshop.org respond to bookseller criticism

The Booksellers Association and Bookshop.org have responded to criticism following the launch of the online website in the UK in November. The criticism, which is focused on how effective the website will be at supporting independent bookshops and the BA's role in facilitating the launch, came... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sarah Frier’s No Filter has won the 2020 FT and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

Today, The Financial Times and McKinsey & Company announced the winner of its 2020 Business Book of the Year Award, which recognizes a work that provides the “most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues.” The prize comes with £30,000 prize and each of the five... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Sarah Frier Wins the 2020 Business Book of the Year Award

Sarah Frier's 'No Filter' takes the £30,000 Business Book of the Year honor, in a strong shortlist from the FT and McKinsey & Company. The post Sarah Frier Wins the 2020 Business Book of the Year Award appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Unfinished business in Belarus

Earlier this year, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya decided to run for president in Belarus, a country widely known as “Europe’s last dictatorship,” after her husband, a popular YouTuber who had planned to run himself, was jailed. Alexander Lukashenko, the longtime dictator, allowed Tikhanovskaya to... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

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Ebury launches new business imprint, Ebury Edge

Ebury is launching a new imprint called Ebury Edge, dedicated to business and performance publishing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Why Are Chicago Public Libraries Still Open Amid Soaring COVID Rates?

Demand an explanation for why Chicago Public Libraries are open to in-person services while COVID positivity rates soar above 15%. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Surveying the Coronavirus’ Impact on the International Book Business

The IPA explores 'the need for a joined-up, ecosystem recovery roadmap' to address effects of the pandemic on the world publishing industry. The post Surveying the Coronavirus’ Impact on the International Book Business appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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