Fnac staff anger over Sunday trading

Paris staff in the Fnac cultural products chain are up in arms over Sunday trading plans following recent legislation adopted by parliament to boost the economy. The two unions concerned—Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT) and SUD—allege that six of the seven Fnac stores in Paris should be excluded from the newly defined international tourist zones that permit shops to open on Sundays. Only the Champs Elysées outlet qualifies, the unions said in a joint statement. The criteria defining the zones are international appeal, and crowds of big-spending foreign tourists. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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FaZe Clan stock will trade on the Nasdaq after SPAC deal: Read CEO Lee Trink’s memo to staff

In an internal company memo, Trink says FaZe Clan is “evolving from a digital publisher into an intellectual property engine.” FaZe Clan, the gaming and entertainment content platform, has announced its plans to go public through a proposed SPAC deal that gives the company a $1 billion... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2021-10-25 10:18:25 UTC ]
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Book trade staff brave heat to tread London Marathon

Orion's Tom Noble and Alice Commins are among book trade figures running in Sunday’s Virgin London Marathon to raise money for charity. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Over 80% of staff concerned about trade’s gender pay gap

An overwhelming 84% of people responding to a Bookseller survey have revealed that they are concerned by their company’s gender pay gap report, with just over half dissatisfied with their firm’s plans to tackle it. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Building for the future: trade staff on diversity

Ahead of the ‘Building Inclusivity in Publishing Conference’ on 13th November, The Bookseller spoke to seven panelists about their experiences of inclusivity in the sector, and what steps can be taken to accelerate change. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The UK’s Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer Competition Opens to Trade Authors and Indies

A rarity among major prize programs, the Young Writer of the Year Award welcomes the entries of work by self-publishing writers as well as trade authors. The post The UK’s Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer Competition Opens to Trade Authors and Indies appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Trade fears for supply and skill of staff after Article 50

Fears for the status of staff from EU member states has emerged as the “overwhelming” concern for the UK book trade, as it grapples with the realities of Brexit in the week Article 50 was triggered. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Harry Potter magic comes up against Sunday trading laws

Booksellers have been lobbying publisher Little, Brown to change the date of the release of the eighth Harry Potter story so that chain stores can sell the book without breaking Sunday trading laws. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sunday Trading law defeated in House of Commons

MPs rejected a government move to relax Sunday Trading laws in the House of Commons yesterday, meaning the biggest shake up of retail law in 20 years will not go ahead. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Arguments ramp up ahead of Sunday Trading vote today

The arguments for and against the relaxation of Sunday Trading laws have ramped up ahead of a key vote on the proposal in the House of Commons today. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sunday trading consultation opens today

The government has launched a consultation today (5th August) on plans to give local areas the power to allow large shops to open for longer on Sundays to help compete with online retailers. The government’s department for Business, Innovation and Skills said the reforms would give metro mayors... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Sunday trading restrictions to be relaxed

The Chancellor of the Exchequer is said to be preparing to announce tomorrow (8th July) that he will give local authorities responsibility for Sunday trading laws. Currently all shops in the UK can open for six hours between 10am and 6pm on a Sunday. Small shops, those covering less than 3,000... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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BA president Rossiter on leading through lockdowns as trade body’s roster grows

With membership of the Booksellers Association growing and indies rejuvenated by ‘shop local’ initiatives, its president AndyRossiter shares how the trade body served its members through lockdowns. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Glaister returns to trade with launch of book recommendation website Litalist

The founder of The Book People, Seni Glaister, is launching a new retail platform for bookshops, Litalist, next year—and there are incentives for early adopters. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Rough Trade bags Patel's 'vital' debut

Independent press Rough Trade Books has landed Sheena Patel's "imaginative, vital" debut novel I'm a Fan. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Hachette undergoes 'major overhaul' of recruitment after staff and author census

Hachette is undergoing a "major overhaul" of its recruitment and outreach practices to improve diversity in the workplace, after publishing the results for its first staff and author censuses. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Trade wary of audio monopoly after buyouts as Dohle warns on streaming

Penguin Random House chief Markus Dohle has said the publisher is sceptical of streaming platforms as a viable method to distribute audiobooks, following recent buyouts by audio firms. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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All the 'fun' gifts our grown-up staff would like to receive

We at Engadget spend a lot of time thinking about the best tech gifts for anyone and everyone in your life. But during that process, we often can’t help but think about the things we’d like to receive as gifts. We encourage everyone to treat themselves in some way while scrambling to find gifts... Continue reading at Engadget

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Bookselling still not 'particularly diverse' say trade figures, as New Futures project launches

Bookselling is still “not particularly diverse” say trade figures, as a scheme launches to help entrepreneurs from underrepresented communities start bookshops. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Trade Segments Had Double-Digit Gains in August

The trade publishing segment continues to perform well in 2021, with August sales up 15.1% in the adult category and ahead 21.8% in the children’s/young adult segment at publishers that report results to the Association of American Publishers’ StatShot program. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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