UK votes to leave the EU
24 June 2016
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
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
- 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
- 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.
Porter Anderson looks at International Publishing and the UK's Vote for
'Brexit': see Publishing Perspectives 24 June 2016.
John Dugdale looks at How Brexit hit the book world in The Guardian
of 30 June 2016.