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

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Top retail m.d. urges government to tackle 'Amazon problem'

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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

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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

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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

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After Protest, Booksellers Are Victorious Against Amazon Subsidiary

Browsing through books at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair in 2013. Antiquarian booksellers this week protested a decision by the Amazon subsidiary AbeBooks to cut off stores in five countries. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Chancellor confirms cut to business rates, schedules 'Amazon tax' for 2020

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed a tax cut to business rates of one third for all retailers in England with a rateable value of £51,000 or less. The measure will last for the next two years, until the next re-evaluation of rateable values in 2021. Hammond told the House of Commons... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Turnover soars, corporation tax halves at Amazon UK Services

Turnover at Amazon's UK Services arm soared again in 2017, rising nearly 36% to £1.98bn (from £1.46bn the previous year). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Publishers urge government on ebook VAT ahead of crunch EU meeting

Publishers are urging the UK government to support measures that would allow VAT to be removed on ebooks, audiobooks and online newspaper and magazine subscriptions in the UK. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Booksellers urged to tackle diversity with £50k worth of grants

The Booksellers Association has unveiled a raft of measures to improve diversity in bookselling, including handing out £50,000 worth of grants to bookshops. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Publishers Are Urged to Monitor Amazon Buy Buttons

The e-tailer's year-old strategy of letting third party sellers compete for buy buttons is here to stay. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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New European digital tax to ensure Amazon pays 'fair' share

Amazon may be forced to pay a new tax proposed by the European Commission on EU operations of digital businesses. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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WI13: Junot Diaz Urges Booksellers to Walk the Talk on Diversity

During his Winter Institute 13 keynote address, author Junot Diaz delivered a blistering political statement urging the publishing industry to "stop talking about diversity and start decolonizing our shelves." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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