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UK votes to leave the EU

24 June 2016

The Bookseller

The Bookseller of 3 August 2016 reports on recent IPG and PA surveys of publishers about the implications of Brexit and opportunities and challenges. See Natasha Onwuemezi's article 'Publishers 'committed' to investment following Brexit.

The Bookseller of 24 June 2016 has a round up of the book trade's first reactions to the UK's vote to leave the European Union.

  • Philip Jones writes that 'the shock today is palpable, as The Bookseller's surveys have shown the book trade was overwhelmingly against "Brexit" and pro Europe, as were its heartlands of London, Edinburgh, Oxford and Bath'. See Keep Calm and Expect Change The Bookseller 24 June 2016.
  • For reactions from senior figures from the book trade (including James Daunt of Waterstones; Tim Godfrey, Chief Executive of the Booksellers Association; and Tim Hely Hutchinson, Chief Executive of Hachette UK), see Trade vows to face challenge of Brexit The Bookseller 24 June 2016.
  • See also Trade Reacts: EU Referendum The Bookseller 24 June 2016 for wider reaction including JK Rowling, Malorie Blackman, Matt Haig and Philip Pullman.


In Brexit: What Next? Neill Denny, joint Editor of Bookbrunch, looks at the impact on the trade including opportunities: see Bookbrunch 24 June 2016.

Publishing Perspectives

Porter Anderson looks at International Publishing and the UK's Vote for 'Brexit': see Publishing Perspectives 24 June 2016.

The Guardian

John Dugdale looks at How Brexit hit the book world in The Guardian of 30 June 2016.