Czech publishers see gains in 2016’s market performance but are concerned about stubbornly high VAT rates and falling book prices.
Citing the EC’s year-old proposal to allow member-states to tax print and digital book formats equally, the Federation of European Publishers demands action
Without much in the way of economic initiatives, Russia’s support measures for publishers and booksellers leave most of the effort to regional governments.
The UK’s Publishers Association lays out demands to the government that it says are necessary for UK publishers to be successful post-Brexit.
Publishers’ responsibilities with ‘controversial authors professing what seem to be unpopular opinion’ at BEA, while Brussels gets some perspective on VAT.
Having seen a bid for fixed book prices stall out before, the Polish publishers’ association is making its case again to legislators in hopes of improving the industry’s prospects.
In Poland, publishing stakeholders stay the need for protective regulation—liked fixed book prices—and IP protection are needed to curb declining book sales.
Legimi cofounder Mikołaj Małaczyński is optimistic that Poland’s already growing ebook market could further benefit from lower VAT rates proposed by the EC.
In a new report, the International Publishers Association finds that higher VAT rates on books can have a negative impact on book sales, education and copyright.
Books will remain exempt from VAT in the United Arab Emirates, even as a 5 percent VAT rate takes effect in the country in 2018.