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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Follett, Baker & Taylor Offer Business Update at Annual Summit

During a recent webinar, executives from Baker & Taylor and parent company Follett described how the school and library market has changed in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-02 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In TV Ratings, Trump vs. Biden Was No Match for Trump vs. Clinton

The rise of streaming and familiar characters may have cut into the record viewership of four years ago. Fox News led all networks in audience size, Nielsen said. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-09-30 23:08:15 UTC ]
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UK and USA: Financial Times and McKinsey Announce a Business Book of the Year Shortlist

Eligible for books originally published in English or in translation, the FT-McKinsey program looks for work to 'stand the test of time.' The post UK and USA: Financial Times and McKinsey Announce a Business Book of the Year Shortlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-09-23 20:22:39 UTC ]
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Booksellers Talk Lost Books, Sex, and Good Business at NAIBA/SIBA Conference

In packed workshop sessions and thematic buzz panels, booksellers and editors were able to rekindle much of the educational reason for attending—and some of the interpersonal reasons as well. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-09-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Richard Charkin: A British Publisher at Harvard Business School

Almost 30 years ago, another Cambridge was where Richard Charkin learned about 'the need to see things through others' eyes.' The post Richard Charkin: A British Publisher at Harvard Business School appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-09-21 13:12:48 UTC ]
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Holtzbrinck chief tells staff he took decision for Sargent's departure

Holtzbrinck's chief executive Stefan von Holtzbrinck has told staff that he took the decision for c.e.o. John Sargent to depart. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-18 01:24:09 UTC ]
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By Telling New Stories, We Build a New Future

In order to fit more texts into my Asian American literature course, I sometimes assign the play adaptation of Jessica Hagedorn’s novel Dogeaters. The novel is canonized within Asian American literature and features an imagined version of the Philippines made from film and radio tropes, found... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-09-17 11:00:54 UTC ]
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Bowman takes business development role at Chelsea Green

Anne Bowman has been appointed vice-president of business development and global sales at Chelsea Green Publishing.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-13 17:47:03 UTC ]
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Record orders for BA Christmas catalogue

The Booksellers Association says it has received a record number of orders for this year's Christmas catalogue, featuring introductions by Hilary Mantel and Cressida Cowell, as the busy autumn period kicks off. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-06 18:42:24 UTC ]
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What $39M from NIH means for Vibrent Health's business — and the database it’s helping to build

The Fairfax company will continue providing its digital health platform for the All of Us research program, an NIH initiative building a database of more than 1 million patients. Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2020-09-02 11:30:00 UTC ]
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Hunter and Bilan titles make BA books of the month

The Booksellers Association has announced The Harpy by Megan Hunter (Picador) and Jasbinder Bilan's Tamarind & The Star of Ishta (Chicken House) as its books of the month for September. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-01 16:53:41 UTC ]
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Chasten Buttigieg’s ‘I Have Something to Tell You’ is refreshingly candid, but a missed opportunity

The man briefly in contention to become the nation’s first first gentleman continues his role as Mayor Pete’s “public-relations weapon.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-31 16:39:52 UTC ]
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Everything We Know So Far About Diana Gabaldon’s New Outlander Book: GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE

Diana Gabaldon is in the middle of writing book 9, Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone. What do we know so far about this new Outlander book? Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-28 10:32:00 UTC ]
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BA launches #ChooseBookshops video ahead of bumper autumn

The Booksellers Association has released a video encouraging the public to visit bookshops, as the industry prepares for spate of "super Thursdays" this autumn.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-28 00:25:22 UTC ]
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Collins' Beyond Entrepreneurship 2 goes to Random House Business

American writer and consultant Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, is releasing an "ambitious upgrade" of his first book, Beyond Entrepreneurship: Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company, previously unpublished in the UK. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-19 15:02:55 UTC ]
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With book tours scrapped, authors are finding new ways to connect with their readers

Chris Bohjalian, Mary Kay Andrews and other novelists have turned to Zoom and Facebook Live to find their audience. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-08-19 12:00:00 UTC ]
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It’s Time for Disabled Writers to Tell Their Own Stories

Alice Wong’s work as an activist, podcaster, writer, qualitative researcher, and editor is on full display in her new anthology Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century. Her new anthology is an extension of the projects she’s become known when it comes to always... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-08-19 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Ukraine Book Business After Lockdowns: An ‘Almost Complete Collapse’

Ukrainian title output plunged 55 percent in the first half of the year, publishers say, as they worry that renewed lockdowns are ahead. The post Ukraine Book Business After Lockdowns: An ‘Almost Complete Collapse’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-08-18 13:49:27 UTC ]
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Skyhorse Will Publish Michael Cohen's Tell-all, 'Disloyal'

Skyhorse has set a September 8 publication date for Michael Cohen’s 'Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump.' The publisher calls the tell-all "the most devastating business and political horror story of the century." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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W H Smith to cut up to 1,500 jobs in restructure after Covid-19 hits business

W H Smith has announced plans for a major restructure which could see around 1,500 roles made redundant across the business. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-05 02:02:59 UTC ]
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