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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Living Oasis decline "extremely regrettable" - BA

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 15/07/2011 - 14:34 Christian bookselling chain Living Oasis has admitted only one of its branches is making any profit as it culled another shop last week, reducing its total number of stores from 19 to four in just four months. Living Oasis... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BA issues plea for Xmas catalogue suggestions

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 13/07/2011 - 15:34 The Booksellers Association has issued a last minute plea for independent booksellers to suggest titles for its 2011 Christmas catalogue. Indies have until the deadline of 22nd July to order the catalogue. Submissions will be... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BA opposes Amazon and Book Depository merger

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 07/07/2011 - 09:06 The Booksellers Association has announced it will formally oppose the merger of Amazon and The Book Depository, saying that Amazon already had a "de facto monopoly". read more Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BA and PA set to oppose Amazon-Book Depository merger

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Thu, 07/07/2011 - 09:06 The Booksellers Association has announced it will formally oppose the merger of Amazon and The Book Depository, with the BA saying that Amazon already had a "de facto monopoly". Meanwhile, the PA is actively considering... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Pearson buys REDgroup online businesses

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Mon, 04/07/2011 - 08:33 Pearson Australia is taking over the online business of collapsed Australian bookseller REDgroup, which includes the Borders and Angus & Robertson sites. The publisher said it wanted to maintain "continuity for the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Busy ALA Exceeds Expectations

For the second time since Hurricane Katrina, the American Library Association held its annual conference in New Orleans, June 23–28. And despite a faltering economy, stressed library budgets, high gas prices, and the somewhat out-of-the-way host city, the conference blew past expectations,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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David Roche launches new business

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 24/06/2011 - 11:14 Former Borders c.e.o. David Roche is working on a project to enhance reading as he launches his own business. Roche said David Roche Enterprises has been set up to "help exploit the links between the creative, media and... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Condé Nast's digital business edges closer to profit

CondeNet UK, the digital business of magazine publisher Condé Nast UK, edged closer to profitability in 2010, reducing its losses to £180,528, according to its latest financial results. Continue reading at Media Week

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E-Business Is the Buzz at Book Fair

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Oxfordshire scraps December library cuts

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Mon, 23/05/2011 - 15:45 Oxfordshire council has confirmed it will not withdraw funding from libraries at the end of this year. Under plans unveiled in 2010, 20 libraries in the county were due to lose all funding at the end of December. While a... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Louie Spence tell-all to HarperCollins

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Fri, 20/05/2011 - 10:23 HarperCollins has bought a memoir by Louie Spence, the star of the reality shows "Pineapple Dance Studios" and "Showbusiness". World rights to Still Got It, Never Lost It were bought by Natalie Jerome, publishing director for... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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AP Watt's King attacks 25% digital royalty rate

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Support your library, CWA tells authors

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Thu, 12/05/2011 - 09:13 The Crime Writers Association (CWA) is asking each of its members to do at least three events a year for their local library as part of a campaign to support the public library service in the face of widespread cutbacks. "We... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Blackwell cuts 19 from library supply business

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Tue, 10/05/2011 - 14:19 Blackwell has today (10th May) axed 19 head office jobs from its library supply team. The staff, who are all based at the Blackwell headquarters in Oxfordshire, were told today they will be made redundant as of 1st July. read... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Thu, 21/04/2011 - 08:00 Bookshops are readying themselves for the upcoming four-day back-to-back bank holiday weekends created by Easter and the royal wedding, with stores broadly expecting a sales boost. Looking back at the last notable royal... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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United Business Media Reports 7.5 Percent Underlying Revenue Growth in Q1 2011

United Business Media (UBM) shared its first quarter report today, with a 13.7 percent increase in total revenue, rising from 2010 first quarter’s $338.74 million to first quarter 2011’s $385.07 million. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Mon, 04/04/2011 - 12:26 The Publishers Association and Booksellers Association have written to all local authority chief executives, saying they are "deeply concerned" about potential spending cuts leading to libraries disappearing from... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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