ECOFIN’S adoption of a new allowance for VAT reductions means EU member-states have an option to lower taxation on books and more.
Urban revitalization efforts and funding opportunities for publishers are encouraged by the Börsenverein as the country’s political parties debate initiatives.
German publishers say that robust ebook performance last year and this year could be impacted by state-subsidized e-lending.
The implementation of Germany’s Copyright Knowledge Society Act is seen in a new survey to be cutting into textbook sales.
While online sales have proved to be robust, city bookstores are challenged by urban areas described as ‘increasingly deserted.’
The Börsenverein has partnered with Frankfurter Buchmesse and nine other institutions in a petition pressing for the activist’s release.
Industry Notes: As Berlin underwrites exhibitors’ risk at Frankfurt, the Börsenverein makes ‘Freedom of Expression Week’ a recurring program.
International citizens are signing the new Charter for the Freedom of Expression created by the German publishers’ association.
Leaders of Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Börsenverein, supported by the International Publishers Association, condemn the killing of Lokman Slim.
The world’s largest book publishing trade show has announced a modernization project for future iterations.
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