English – The Guardian – To Brits with knickers in a twist over Americanisms: don’t get your panties in a bunch

Many ‘American’ phrases are actually British but a new book argues why we say what we say reveals a lot about our cultures   To those dedicated warriors hunched over their keyboards or gripping their pens, ready to fire off an angry salvo about the Americanization of British English to their favorite newspaper, television channel…

Bookseller Briefing 34/17 – week ending 25 August

Australia to tax online overseas book orders Australia will reportedly begin a 10% tax on books ordered online from within Australia and shipped from abroad. Beginning in July 2018, the new regulation follows lobbying from the country’s retailers and the Australian Booksellers Association according to Publishers Weekly. The trade body has argued that its members are…

Bookseller Briefing 15/17 – week ending 14 April

Agatha Christie’s paperback artist Tom Adams to appear at CrimeFest The artist behind Agatha Christie’s iconic book jackets in the 1960s and 70s, Tom Adams, will appear as part of CrimeFest’s ninth line-up. The 91-year-old will be in conversation with Christie archivist and expert John Curran, to discuss their co-authored book Tom Adams Uncovered: The…