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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 Launches Kindle For Kids Bundle

BookExpo America 2015 Elicits Mixed Emotions

Elsevier Clashes With Researchers Over Open Access Publishing For Academic Texts

Sophie Henaff Awarded The 10th Arsène Lupin Prize For Crime Fiction

New English Bookstore In Luxembourg City

Spare Rib Goes Digital

BookGrabbr Encourages Readers to Promote Books Online

Author of The Secret hasn't 'the time and energy' to sell house for asking price

Authors Guild Announces 'Fair Contract' Initiative

ACE puts £1.2m into creative writing in schools

Arts Council Boss Makes Funding Plea

Patricia Highsmith's 'Ripley' Book Series Headed to TV

Sarah Waters Bookie's Favourite To Win The Baileys Women's Prize For Fiction 2015

Harper Teams With Shazam

Jenny Erpenbeck Wins Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

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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

Why Don't Books About Women Win Awards?
www.adweek.com

women authors and story's written from a woman's perspective are less likely to win awards

We've hit the peak of 'free' on the Internet
mashable.com

It's time to pay up

Celebrity Authors Won't Save The Bookstore
www.salon.com

In the age of Amazon, it takes celebrity to launch an indie bookstore

March Of The Megabooks
www.theguardian.com

It's all Donna Tartt's fault

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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