*+-When working in Nigeria, for example, bribes can expedite customs and secure contracts. Do the ends justify the means, or might you threaten your whole brand?
*+-Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi founded the Emirates Publishers Association and pushed for it to become a full member of the IPA. Here, she explains it was so important.
*+-UK independent booksellers met last week to debate selling e-books, the deal with Kobo, and despite the prognostications, still maintained a sense of optimism.
*+-E-book sales are booming in the UK, according to the Publishers Association, making the UK Booksellers Association deal to sell Kobo e-books all the more urgent.
*+-The UK Publishers Association is threatening the government of Guyana with legal action over the purchase of pirated textbooks for use in public schools.
*+-The UK Publishers Association released its annual publishing statistics report on the UK market, which found that digital sales are increasing across the industry.
*+-UK consumers pay 20% VAT on e-books but 0% on print books. The Publishers Association wants the ‘stark anomaly’ of different book taxes rectified, says Chief Executive Richard Mollet.
*+-In the spirit of collaboration, UK publishers and booksellers swap jobs for a day to share skills, knowledge and understanding.
*+-Demand for UK academic titles is growing and Western bestsellers are hits in the Mid East: just 2 reasons why the UK is the country focus as this week’s ADIBF.
*+-By Hannah Johnson Check out the latest news from our sister site, PublishNews Brazil, which features the latest publisher and author news, trends and bestsellers from the Brazilian publishing industry. Subscribe to the free, bi-weekly newsletter. Textbook Consortium Launch “Minha Biblioteca” E-book Service for University Libraries Four major publishers — Grupo A, GEN, Saraiva and Atlas — with a strong …
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