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China Has Ambitious Plans for BEA
www.publishersweekly.com

The 2015 edition of BookExpo America will feature one of the biggest exhibits ever seen at the annual event

Amazon's UK Contract With Top Book Publisher Penguin Random House Set To Expire
recode.net

Will Amazon's contract negotiations with the last of the "Big Five" consumer book publisher be its toughest?

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

Harlequin Launches Audio Imprint
by-topic

Harlequin Audio plans to release 200 titles in its first year, and the first titles will go on sale June 30.

Ed Vaizey Challenged To Keep Promise Of Public Libraries Debate
www.theguardian.com

Campaigner Alan Gibbons has re-issued invitation to culture minister to discuss 'the future of the service' as agreed before the general election

James Meek Wins Orwell Prize For Political Writing
www.theguardian.com

Private Island, his study of how the growth of privatisation has affected the UK, 'more than passes the Orwell test of political writing as art'

WHSmith No Longer Worst On The High Street
www.dailymail.co.uk

Now slightly better than EE

New Owner For Poptropica And FEN
www.publishersweekly.com

Network of sites draws 25 million visits per month

Harlequin Launches Audio Imprint
www.publishersweekly.com

Will operate in conjunction with the audio unit at HarperCollins

Andy Griffiths' 52-storey Treehouse Wins Top Australian Book Industry Award
www.theage.com.au

"Huge impact on encouraging young children to read, particularly boys"

JK Rowling Vindicated Over Daily Mail's False Claims, High Court Told
www.theguardian.com

Harry Potter author's lawyer says allegations left her 'distressed'

Publishing Technology To Book Further Loss For 2014
www.lse.co.uk

Onerous contract

Ian McEwan Pays Impassioned Tribute To 'Charlie Hebdo's Courageous Writers'
www.theguardian.com

In speech to US students, novelist says free expression sustains all other freedoms and without it 'democracy is a sham'

Spotify Offers Its 60m Users Videos And Podcasts
www.telegraph.co.uk

The popular streaming service aims to offer its 60m users a more personal experience

PEN Warns Western Authors Of Chinese Censorship
www.scmp.com

Sometimes done without their knowledge

Jose Mourinho To Publish Picture Book
www.mirror.co.uk

Because "there are no words to describe my feelings"

Barbra Streisand To Publish Memoir In 2017
www.newsday.com

60 years in showbusiness

Kim Scott Walwyn Prize 2015
www.booktrust.org.uk

Children's book editor Rebecca Lewis-Oakes has won the 10th annual Kim Scott Walwyn Prize

Random House Acquires 'Good Wife' Picture Book
www.publishersweekly.com

Emmy Award-winning actor Julianna Margulies to step into publishing limelight

HarperCollins snaps up publishing rights to Twirlywoos
www.licensing.biz

Deal with DHX Brands covers all publishing formats, both physical and digital

Agatha Christie's 'forgotten' Syrian memoir gets new lease of life
www.theguardian.com

Come, Tell Me How You Live recounts travels with her archaeologist husband after the second world war and features little-seen photographs

Spotify Adds Podcasts And Video Clips
www.bbc.co.uk

The new offerings include news bulletins from National Public Radio, the BBC and others as well as longer video and audio podcasts and clips

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

Bill Gates Posts His Summer 2015 Reading List
goodereader.com

Books that made him laugh

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

Judges praised extraordinary intensity and vocal range"


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