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Axe the Reading Tax

Our CEO David Shelley is among more than 40 publishers calling on the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, to #AxetheReadingTax and end the 20% tax on digital publications. We’ve signed an open letter, which you can read in full on The Bookseller, urging the government to ditch this regressive and outdated tax. If you would like to […]

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Hachette to cover cost of Brexit settlement for empoyees who are EU Nationals

Hachette is to cover the cost for any employees who are EU nationals applying for settled and pre-settled status as a result of Brexit. David Shelley, CEO, said: “This is an important time to voice our support for all the EU nationals in our workforce and to say that as a business we see you […]

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Hachette titles selected for World Book Night 2019

We’re delighted that a number of our titles have been selected for World Book Night 2019. The following books will be given away for free across the world on April 23rd, Shakespeare’s birthday: The Forgiveness Project by Marina Cantacuzino (Jessica Kingsley Publishers) Thinking Out Loud by Rio Ferdinand (Hodder & Stoughton) Mad Girl by Bryony Gordon (Headline) […]

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David Shelley calls for greater strides in Diversity in FutureBook Keynote

David Shelley, CEO of Hachette UK, gave the keynote speech at last week’s annual FutureBook conference. In his speech, he called upon the industry to move towards a diverse and inclusive future, echoing the aims of our Changing the Story programme. Read coverage of the speech on The Bookseller

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Hachette calls on rivals to disclose ‘transparent’ gender pay gap numbers

Hachette UK today released our 2018 Gender Pay Gap Report, in advance of the deadline of 5th April 2019. The gender pay gap is an important moral and business issue and, in order to give a clear picture across our business, we have announced our results including and excluding distribution and internally by publishing division and […]

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Announcing the Future Bookshelf Class of 2018

We’re delighted to announce that The Future Bookshelf has acquired three books from authors who submitted through our first ever open submission scheme. Chosen from a total of over 750 submissions, all three authors and their works went through the normal acquisition process before being offered contracts and signing with their respective publishers. The three […]

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