Booksellers urge government to 'act quickly' on 'Amazon tax'

News that the government may bring in an ‘Amazon tax’ to help “rebalance the playing field” between physical and online retailers has been welcomed by booksellers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Booksellers welcome Amazon tax change

Booksellers have welcomed the news that Amazon is to start booking sales made to customers in the UK through its UK branch instead of through Luxembourg, though some say they remain "cautious" about the development. The online retailer brought its new arrangements, which means it will be taxed... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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UK booksellers lash out at Amazon: 'We pay our taxes'

Booksellers across the UK have put up signs in their windows reading 'We pay our taxes' in response to a hearing by the Public Accounts Committee on Amazon's business practices. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Booksellers back Hodge on Amazon tax avoidance

Tim Godfray, chief executive of the Booksellers Association, has backed the stance taken by House... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Top retail m.d. urges government to tackle 'Amazon problem'

A leading retail m.d. has said the government must "address the Amazon problem" in... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-11-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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French government demands £160m taxes from Amazon

France has demanded the repayment of £160 million in unpaid tax from Amazon it has been... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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On Capitol Hill, an anonymous bookseller called out Amazon.

If you tuned into yesterday’s historic House Judiciary Subcommittee antitrust hearing, during which the top executives of some of the world’s largest tech companies tried convincing politicians that they weren’t monopolies, you may have heard a bookseller chime in during Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Booksellers concerned over opening date delay as Amazon ramps up

Booksellers are becoming increasingly concerned that the UK government still hasn't given them a definitive opening date, as Amazon's business starts to return to normal. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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U.K. Booksellers Call for Government Help

With sales at some bookstores down by as much as 80% since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the U.K. Booksellers Association has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer outlining steps the government can take to support the industry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Amazon revealed as £250k donor to bookseller coronavirus fund

Amazon has been revealed as the mystery donor which pledged £250,000 to a fundraising drive to help booksellers impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Indie Publishers, Booksellers Waiting for CARES Act Relief

As small businesses around the country await funds from the landmark “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act,” indie publishers and booksellers are having mixed experiences trying to secure this financial lifeline. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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EIBF appeals to governments to support booksellers during crisis

The European & International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) has highlighted the enforced closure of brick and mortar bookshops amid the coronavirus crisis is putting the book trade in a precarious position. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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'It's time to pull together', BA urges trade to support high street bookselling

The Booksellers Association is calling on customers and the trade to rally behind retailers and support bookshops, as the coronavirus outbreak hits the high street.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Government will abolish the 20% 'reading tax'

Rishi Sunak confirmed ebooks and online newspapers will no longer be subjected to sales tax The government will abolish the 20% “reading tax” on ebooks and online newspapers from December, although it is unclear whether publishers will pass the full saving on to customers.Printed books and... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Daunt tells booksellers 'don't be boring' to survive Amazon era

Bookshops need to avoid being “boring” and apply a “bookseller's mind” to data if they want to survive in an era dominated by Amazon, Waterstones m.d. and Barnes & Noble c.e.o. James Daunt has said. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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PA urges political parties to commit to axing 'unfair' reading tax

Trade bodies, including the Publishers Association (PA), have sent a letter to the political parties ahead of the release of their election manifestos calling for them to commit to removing "unfair and illogical" VAT on digital publications. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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How a thriving indie bookseller is taking on Amazon's bricks-and-mortar insurgence

Ann Patchett reveals the route to her bestseller and how she'll battle Amazon. (Shop dogs help.) Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Indie Booksellers Incensed as Amazon Breaks 'Testaments' Embargo

A highly anticipated new book. A broken embargo. A cluster of angry booksellers. Penguin Random House has reacted to the fact that Amazon seems to have shipped copies of Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments' in spite of the fact that it's on-sale-date is nearly a week away. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-04 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon pays £14m corporation tax as revenue increases

Amazon's UK logistics and warehouse arm tripled its corporation tax payment to £14m for 2018, the company has revealed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Authors Newman and Coe urge readers to turn to high street after stock delays at 'Scrooge' Amazon

Authors Cathy Newman and Jonathan Coe have urged customers to take their business to the high street this Christmas season after suffering stock shortages of their titles on Amazon.co.uk. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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