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European Union hits Amazon with "huge bill over back taxes"

Oct 04 2017: Amazon must pay €250m in back taxes after the European Commission judged the company had enjoyed tax benefits in Luxembourg which were illegal under EU state aid rules.

The EC member in charge of competition, Margarethe Vestager, said in a press conference this ...

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'In 2017, censorship comes from an outraged public'

Oct 01 2017: The Guardian looks at the worrying trend of popular pressure forcing children's books off shelves, particularly in the USA.

"In 2017, we can read what we like but there is a different kind of censorship in operation, not coming from the state but from an outraged ...

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Dan Brown talks about his new book, and offers a tour of his house

Oct 01 2017: Dan Brown takes Sarah Lyall on a tour of his house and talks about his eighth book (and fifth starring Robert Langdon), Origin, publishing Oct 3; and in particular why he includes chunks of expository information into the narrative of all his books. In the case of ...

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The Big Titles U.S. Agencies Will be Selling at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Oct 01 2017: Publishers Weekly looks at the big titles that American agents will be talking up in the rights center at the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair including the debut novel from Sopranos' actor Michael Imperioli, a memoir by filmaker David Lynch, an update on Cinderella, and a ...

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Why UK and US book jackets are often so different?

Oct 01 2017: The Guardian looks at the question that puzzles many readers: Why are books published with different covers in different countries, even those that share the same language such as the UK and USA?

According to jacket designer, Stuart Bache: "The gulf between British ...

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Librarian rejects Melania Trump's book donation

Sep 29 2017: A school librarian has declared that she would not like a selection of Dr Seuss classics here, there or anywhere, after refusing books donated by Melania Trump.

Trump had sent a collection of ten Seuss books, including The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham, to ...

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Kit Reed (1932-2017)

Sep 27 2017: Kit Reed, "a prolific author with an astonishing range who published work consistently for almost 60 years, writing outstanding novels and stories in various genres for children, teens and adults," died September 24 aged 85.

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National Book Foundation announces 5 under 35 honorees

Sep 25 2017: The National Book Foundation has announced its 2017 5 Under 35 honorees, a selection of debut fiction writers under the age of 35 whose work promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape. Each author was selected by a National Book Award Winner, ...

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Editor's Choice

  • Book Jacket: I Found My Tribe
    I Found My Tribe
    by Ruth Fitzmaurice
    Ruth O'Neill was only 28 when she married film director Simon Fitzmaurice in 2004. Changing her...
  • Book Jacket: The Art of the Wasted Day
    The Art of the Wasted Day
    by Patricia Hampl
    Patricia Hampl wants you to know that daydreaming is not a waste of a day. Nor is spending time ...
  • Book Jacket: Circe
    Circe
    by Madeline Miller
    Towards the end of Madeline Miller's novel Circe, the titular nymph is questioned by her son ...
  • Book Jacket: All the Names They Used for God
    All the Names They Used for God
    by Anjali Sachdeva
    Pre-publication press has already compared Anjali Sachdeva to Kelly Link and other genre-blending ...

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