Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Latest News from The Bookseller

Accounts show that Amazon paid less tax in the UK in 2015 than a year earlier despite rising UK sales and a change to its accounting methods following the introduction of the so-called Google Tax, The Bookseller can reveal.
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Matt Hancock, MP for West Suffolk, has replaced Ed Vaizey as culture minister.
The partner of children's author Helen Bailey has been charged with her murder and is to appear before St Albans Crown Court.
Former Faber publisher Julian Loose is to join Yale University Press, London, as editorial director for trade and academic in October.
WH Smith Travel will now pass on tax savings to non-EU bound customers shopping in its airport branches. The "new approach" follows an investigation that revealed it had been pocketing millions of VAT paid on duty free purchases.
Penguin Random House (PRH) Children’s is creating a series of books based on popular emojis, including one based on the poo symbol.  
A title from bookseller Ron John's publishing company Mabecron Books has been awarded a 2016 Holyer an Gof Publishers' award for books published about Cornwall or in Cornish.
London-based press and book binder Tangerine Press is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, with founder and sole member of staff Michael Curran still committed to producing unique, limited edition books with writers he admires.
MacLehose Press is publishing The Norwegian Wood Activity Book, with text by Lars Mytting and illustrations by Adam Doughty, for publication in November 2016. 
The Romantic Novelists’ Association has added two new categories to its industry awards: Agent of the Year and Publisher of the Year.
Richard Fisher, former managing director of academic publishing at Cambridge University, is to take on a new policy role with the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG).
Vintage has acquired debut novel The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar following a 10-publisher auction. 

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