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GOOD news, book fans. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced plans to make e-books cheaper.

“These days, more and more people are reading books or magazines on their tablets or phones. My family love reading,” the Chancellor told us. “Not only is it a great way to learn more about the world, it’s also a fun thing to do while we’re all staying indoors. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is one of our favourites; full of profiles of inspiring women, we love to read them before bedtime.

“To help make it cheaper for you to read what you want, the Government will get rid of the tax on e-books, e-magazines and e-newspapers.

“This means it could be cheaper for you and your friends to buy a digital book or magazine, like a Percy Jackson or Harry Potter book.”

What are you going to read first? Try to read it to the end though, as new research shows that only 5% of e-books are finished by more than 75% of readers!

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