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Amazon to begin paying corporation tax on UK retail sales
www.theguardian.com

From the start of this month the online retailer has started booking its sales through the UK, meaning resulting profits will be taxed by HMRC

Pianist James Rhodes Wins Right To Publish Autobiography Telling Of Abuse
www.theguardian.com

Supreme court justices lift injunction barring publication of book in which concert musician discusses being sexually abused as a child

Hungarian Laszlo Krasznahorkai Wins Man Booker International Prize
www.bbc.co.uk

Judges praised extraordinary intensity and vocal range"

Ruth Rendell, Crime Writer, Dies Aged 85
www.theguardian.com

Creator of Inspector Wexford, who also wrote as Barbara Vine, was admitted to hospital after serious stroke in January

Other News

Amazon Fines Publishers For Late Deliveries

Scalzi Signs 13 $261k Deals At Once

Major Dashiell Hammett collection bought by US university

Lost Novel Of Flashman Papers Creator To Be Published For First Time

Google Play Books Publisher Program Has Been Closed

Margaret Atwood puts unseen manuscript in 'Future Library'

Read Russia Prize 2015 Shortlist Announced

Hay Festival 2015: Global Crises Fuelling Surge In Nature Books, Says Author

Authors Guild President Advises Authors Not To Write For Free

China Has Ambitious Plans for BEA

Amazon and Penguin Random House said to be in dispute

Harlequin Launches Audio Imprint

Ed Vaizey Challenged To Keep Promise Of Public Libraries Debate

James Meek Wins Orwell Prize For Political Writing

WHSmith No Longer Worst On The High Street

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Trade Announcements

Sally Gaminara To Retire From Transworld At The End Of September 2015

Julie Jefferies Joins Penguin Random House UK Children's

The Bright Emporium Opens September 2015

Ebury Press Are Delighted To Announce The Acquisition Of 'Made' By Millie Mackintosh

Joan Hessayon Award Winner Brigid Coady Triumphs With Debut Novel No One Wants To Be Miss Haversham

Penguin Random House UK Extends Relationship With BBC Worldwide

Young And Bloody Scotland With The Scottish Arts Club

Bloody Scotland £1,000 Short Story Competition

Andersen Press To Publish Picture Book By V&A Award Winner

Master Of Crime Fiction Jo Nesbø Joins Children's Reading List

Reading Levels Hit Nine Year High As Record Numbers Of Children Enjoy Reading Every Day

Jessica Kingsley Publishers - 2014 Results

Atlantic Books To Publish Vince Cable's Book On The Economy

Calls For Entries For Prestigious Chen Bochui Award

Shanghai International Children's Book Fair Reveals Ambitious Plans For 2015

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Opinion

March Of The Megabooks
www.theguardian.com

It's all Donna Tartt's fault

Editor Says Client Demands Are Increasingly Impossible
americaneditor.wordpress.com

I try to be politic when responding to clients, but sometimes I just want to scream in frustration

Fantasy Must Shake Off The Tyranny Of The Mega-novel
www.theguardian.com

The triumph of George RR Martin has made publishers greedy for multi-volume stories, but not all authors can write them – and why should they?

5 Seriously Dumb Myths About Copyright The Media Should Stop Repeating
medium.com

there's that free culture movement that says all sorts of truthy-sounding things about how copyright might just be a bad thing

Feature Items

UK Publishing Is 'In A Good Place,' Says PA CEO
publishingperspectives.com

Challenges remain

Simon Pegg: Adults' Obsession With Science Fiction Causing Society To Become Infantilised
www.independent.co.uk

'Now we're really not thinking about anything, other than the fact that the Hulk just had a fight with a robot'

The Sad Demise Of The Amateur Sleuth
www.spectator.co.uk

It's all the fault of better policing

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, And Sexual Anxiety
www.theparisreview.org

Distinctly Emasculated

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