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'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BA boss Halls named FutureBook Person of the Year following bold pandemic steps

When Meryl Halls took over as managing director of the Booksellers Association in April 2018, she wondered what would define her time at the top of the trade body. “My predecessor Tim Godfray’s signature thing was keeping VAT off books, and he was very proud of that. I’ve had a bloody global... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-23 21:12:32 UTC ]
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Jeff Bezos’s thoughts on Big Business, outer space and The Washington Post

An anthology of writings provides a glimpse into the mind of the Amazon founder. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-20 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Embrace streaming to stay relevant, Tellander tells publishers

Hesitant UK and US publishers need to move into audiobook streaming to stay relevant, and maintain premium pricing in the face of interest from music services such as Spotify, Storytel's c.e.o. Jonas Tellander has warned. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-18 09:52:56 UTC ]
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Rebuilding and Reinventing the Book Business Sustainably

A trio of booksellers from a variety of stores as well as a documentarian of reading trends discussed what ails the industry as well as what has to be done to make it more sustainable at a PubTech Connect session. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-18 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Booming audiobook market can accommodate new entrants, Bar-Kar tells FutureBook

The audiobook sector's boom means it will be able to accommodate Spotify's move into the market but publishers are still only just realising the sector's potential, Bookwire's Videl Bar-Kar has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-16 19:16:13 UTC ]
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BA Conference moves to September 2021

The next Booksellers Association Conference and Gardners Trade Show will take place on 12th and 13th September 2021 at Jurys Inn Hotel and Conference Centre, Hinckley Island. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-16 18:10:40 UTC ]
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Presidential Memoirs Are Big Business. Will Anyone Buy Trump's?

Insiders say a book by President Donald Trump could be a tempting proposition for major publishers—but it may not be worth the cost. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-13 05:00:00 UTC ]
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BA calls for bookshops to be classified essential retailers

The Booksellers Association (BA) has written to key government ministers and Lords calling for bookshops be classed as essential retailers, allowing them to reopen during lockdown in England. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-10 11:56:02 UTC ]
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Michael O'Mara to publish business mindset book from Andy Murray's trainer

Michael O'Mara is to publish a professional development book from tennis trainer Matt Little, The Way of the Tortoise. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-02 09:36:26 UTC ]
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Are bookstores essential businesses? In France, they’re making the case.

As Europe goes back into pandemic lockdown French bookstores are making the case to remain open, despite the fact bars and restaurants will be closing. Citing fears of increasing “cultural isolation” bookstore associations are joining with publishers to demand classification as essential... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-10-29 16:15:27 UTC ]
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Dialogue pre-empts Paterson Joseph's 'dazzling' debut telling tale of Sancho

Dialogue Books has pre-empted actor Paterson Joseph's debut novel, The Secret Diaries of Charles Ignatius Sancho, an "illuminating and original" novel about the black writer and composer. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-29 09:06:03 UTC ]
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HC pre-empts Ogabi's 'definitive' guide for women starting a business

HarperCollins has pre-empted UK and Commonwealth rights for Side Hustle in Progress: A Practical Guide to Kickstarting Your Business from career and entrepreneurship company founder Elizabeth Ogabi.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-28 19:17:12 UTC ]
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Jeff Daniels Tells Michigan What Trump's Really Like: ‘Not Much Of A Man At All’

The Michigan native teams up with bestselling author Don Winslow in new pro-Biden video. Continue reading at HuffPost

[ HuffPost | 2020-10-28 08:46:27 UTC ]
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Public keen to shop locally this Christmas, BA finds

A recent consumer survey conducted by the Booksellers Association has revealed strong public support for shopping locally in the run up to Christmas, in addition to an earlier start to festive buying. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-27 17:41:41 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House Canada: Adrienne Tang to Build In-House Rights Business

Adrienne Tang, longtime rights director with Kids Can Press, moves to Penguin Random House Canada to create 'an entirely new in-house rights operation,' says CEO Kristen Cochrane. The post Penguin Random House Canada: Adrienne Tang to Build In-House Rights Business appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-10-23 16:11:39 UTC ]
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Biden Town Hall Leads Trump in Ratings Battle

Early Nielsen figures showed Joseph R. Biden Jr. drawing 13.9 million viewers, against 13.1 million for President Trump, a ratings obsessive. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-10-16 18:09:04 UTC ]
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British Army to share leadership know-how in book for Penguin Business

Penguin Business has acquired an official book on British Army leadership, revealing to civilians key take-aways to become better leaders themselves. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-10-16 17:29:49 UTC ]
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How Trump has turned the presidency into an arm of his own business

Forbes staff writer Dan Alexander argues the president has grotesquely abused public power for private gain. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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DoJ Sues Author of Melania Trump Tell-All

The Department of Justice this week filed suit against Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former friend of first lady Melania Trump, alleging that she violated a nondisclosure agreement by publishing a tell-all book, 'Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How Do Readers Rate The New York Times Best-Selling Books?

What do actual readers think about the books which land on the New York Times Bestseller List? A new study finds out. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-10-09 10:33:00 UTC ]
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