Publishers braced for potential no-deal Brexit

Publishers braced for potential no-deal Brexit

Even as the British government and the European Union wrangle on a withdrawal agreement, UK publishers have begun warning staff of the dire consequences of a no-deal Brexit, fearing it could lead to book stock being held up at ports, paper supply to UK printers threatened, and a fall in the value of rights deals in the long-term as European markets become a contested territory.

Hachette UK sent an email to its staff before Frankfurt, offering guidance on a hard Brexit. Penguin Random House and Pan Macmillan both say they have prepared for the possibility of the UK crashing out of the EU on...

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