People, Etc.

Effective immediately, Midpoint Trade will distribute print and digital editions of Bunker Hill Publishing, which publishes educational books in collaboration with museums and international research organizations.

The Guardian Children's Fiction Prize has gone to Frank Cottrell Boyce's THE UNFORGOTTEN COAT.

Take the Guardian's headline "Amazon to be stripped of tax advantage on sale of ebooks" with a grain of salt. Just as the European Commission warned France about their lowered VAT rate, the EC has now threatened to take Luxembourg to court over their 3 percent VAT on digital services (well below the 15 percent rate that is supposed to apply across the EU). This is Europe; it's taken 10 months to gear up to the stern threat stage, and will take longer still before any action is likely.