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Booksellers concerned over opening date delay as Amazon ramps up

Booksellers are becoming increasingly concerned that the UK government still hasn't given them a definitive opening date, as Amazon's business starts to return to normal. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-22 08:12:28 UTC ]
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UK’s Publishers Association Makes a Five-Point List of Requests

'Concerned about future solvency as a consequence of supply chain interruption,' British publishers appeal to the UK government for swift financial aid. The post UK’s Publishers Association Makes a Five-Point List of Requests appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-04-28 15:40:50 UTC ]
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Society of Authors Calls on UK Government to Fight Online Book Piracy

'Book piracy threatens authors' livelihoods' according to a new appeal from the Society of Authors to the British government to help protect copyright. The post Society of Authors Calls on UK Government to Fight Online Book Piracy appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Usborne partners government for year of engineering

Usborne is partnering with the UK government on its ‘Year of Engineering’ campaign, which is aimed at inspiring young people to get more involved with the subject. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookselling Britain report reveals retailers’ challenges

Bricks-and-mortar booksellers have an extra weapon in their arsenal when it comes to persuading the UK government of the importance of addressing the “unfair” playing field on which they and rival online retailer Amazon operate, after a report released today by the Centre for Economics &... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Gina Miller to write 'rallying cry' memoir, Rise

Brexit legal challenger to write book about struggles in her work and personal life, as well as ‘offering guidance and confidence to women in particular’Inspired by Maya Angelou’s “tone of defiance in the face of increasing hostility, hate and defamation” in the classic poem Still I Rise,... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-08-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canongate scoops Gina Miller’s memoir Rise​

Canongate is to publish the memoir of Gina Miller, the business owner who successfully took the UK government to the Supreme Court over its authority to trigger Article 50 without parliamentary approval. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Daunt slams 'injustice' of business rates for bricks and mortar stores

Waterstones has a “major hurdle” to jump in April, when the introduction of the UK government’s “unjust” business rates re-evaluation will leave the company with a £2m-a-year shortfall, which could jeopardise the retailer’s recent return to profitability. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-11-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Philip Pullman calls for UK to adopt EU plans to protect authors' royalties

His Dark Materials author has appealed for EU directive to be introduced in Britain, to block ‘unfair practices that currently prevent authors making a living’His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman has welcomed a “badly need[ed]” new proposal from the European Commission that would protect... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon partners with UK government to test drone delivery

Amazon is partnering with the UK government to explore making the delivery of parcels by drones a reality. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-07-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rosoff slams government for 'assault on childhood'

Award-winning children’s author Meg Rosoff has slammed the UK government for failing children and discrediting the creative arts in a stinging attack. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo balk at UK's Investigatory Powers Bill

The Investigatory Powers Bill may only be in draft form at the moment, but the UK government has already come in for criticism for its plans. Today, scores of pieces of written evidence, both for and against the proposals, have been published, including input from the Reform Government... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2016-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Government: 'no scope to change 20% VAT rate on ebooks'

There is “no scope” to change the 20% VAT rate on ebooks, the UK government said... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tax change for music and ebooks

The UK government is bringing in new laws that will mean some downloads become subject to UK tax rates. Continue reading at 'BBC News'

[ BBC News | 2014-03-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK government holds firm on ebook VAT

The UK government has reiterated its view that it cannot bring down value added tax on ebooks... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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