Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Enchanted Forest Johanna Basford
Johanna Basford’s publisher Laurence King has decided to VAT-rate adult colouring books “for the time being” while it awaits the result of discussions with HMRC over the issue.
A new library fund for libraries has been created by professional body CILIP to help improve access to library services.
Britain is Stronger in Europe
Leading publishing figures, including Waterstones m.d James Daunt, chair of Penguin Random House UK Gail Rebuck, author Philip Pullman and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, have signed a letter to say they believe leaving the European Union would "severely weaken" the UK's creative industries.
Publishers and retailers could owe HMRC millions of pounds of uncollected VAT following the adult colouring book craze of last year.
Bonnier Publishing
Bonnier Publishing has created Bonnier Publishing Australia in a bid to expand further into the Australian and New Zealand markets.
Audio book streaming service Storytel has acquired Danish e-book and audio streaming service Mofibo for £10.36m (100m Danish crowns).

Holland House
In a bid to play its part in “opening the industry up” and improving diversity in publishing, Newbury-based independent Holland House has launched a new project to help aspiring publishing employees gain experience in the trade.
Paula Hawkins
Paula Hawkins has been honoured at the CrimeFest 2016 Awards.

Waterstones is to stop selling e-books from its website and instead divert customers to Kobo’s reading platform for digital sales.

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