Citing heavy competition in online retail, two major book publishers in Poland have created an online bookstore of their own called Inverso.
Warsaw’s cut in VAT rates on digital books takes effect November 1, a long-called-for equalization in taxation on print and ebooks, now allowed by Brussels.
The publishers’ association in Riga is mounting a new bid to ease the country’s VAT rates on books, after enduring sharp hikes and only modest decreases.
Seeing its audiobook unit sales double year-over-year, Russia’s digital retailer now has a new presence in the Polish market.
Warsaw Book Fair and other literature festivals in Poland enjoy fashionable appeal among the 40% of Poles that surveys indicate are regularly reading.
The Miami-based Czech news correspondent Jana Ciglerová is the author of the first book to be released in October by the newly established Edice N in Prague.
The frustration with higher VAT for ebooks than print books may finally be over Poland as legislation is proposed to drop the rate from 23 to 5 percent.
Responding to falling reading comprehension in Bulgaria, BookMonster is testing a new site that offers kids book quizzes and rewards accomplishment.
Overall book sales in the Czech Republic are up as the number of new titles published declines slightly. Industry consolidation and a focus on high-performing books may be the cause.
Finding itself among a handful of European Union nations still with a state-controlled textbook market, Slovakia, says parliament member Branislav Gröhling, must change.