The subscription to the BA is based on turnover in books for your whole business and payment of the first subscription fee will be requested when the application has been approved.
We categorise our members as either Retail
Subscriptions for Retail Gold members
(those with 75%+ of their business going to the end consumer) are calculated by multiplying turnover by a fixed multiplier. The minimum annual
subscription is £125 + VAT/€150 + VAT per annum i.e. no member will pay less than £125/€150
Subscription for Retail Silver members
(those with 75% of their business going to the end consumer) are calculated by multiplying turnover by a fixed multiplier. The minimum annual subscription is £875 + VAT/€1,050 + VAT per annum i.e no member will pay less than £875 + VAT/€1,050 + VAT
(those with 75%+ of their business going to resellers or institutional customers) are charged a fixed fee subscription according to the reported turnover, starting at a minimum of £150 + VAT/€180 + VAT per annum.
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for the UK and Irish subscription scales.
The annual subscription (charged pro rata for those joining during the course of the membership year which runs from January to December
) is based on the most recent annual turnover in books (or projected sales for new businesses)
The turnover figures you supply should:
- Be for the whole company/business (i.e. not the individual outlets, unless you have only one shop).
- Be the most recent available figures (or estimated for new businesses)
- Represent annual turnover in all books (including new books, remainders, promotional and bargain books, e-books, antiquarian and second hand books, as well as your online sales, BUT NOT stationery, maps and other non-book products)