With Brexit looming larger as the UK’s new government takes charge, the publishing industry steps up its drive to drop the VAT on ebooks and digital content
They’re reading an average 73 hours per year, says Canada’s big ebook and audiobook service, and Rakuten Kobo sees a lot of US politics on its most-read lists in 2018.
Taking free promotions beyond the “Micro Monday’ push-notification stage, Serial Box rolls out a day-long series of ‘Exquisite Corpse’ installments on Friday.
Canadians say they listen to audiobooks while doing other things. In 2018, 54 percent of those surveyed by BookNet Canada prefer to listen on their phones.
Together with Bookwire, CB, and the International Publishing Distribution Association, Rüdiger Wischenbart has created a new ‘European Ebook Barometer’ to track digital activity in four key markets.
A new decision allows EU member states to align VAT rates on print books and ebooks if they choose to, instead of a 15% minimum for electronic services.
With ‘many more tie-ups and collaborations between English and Indian-language publishers,’ Taylor & Francis’ Nitasha Devasar reports that India’s book market today is in fast, positive evolution.
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Open Road Integrated Media works with Fab Over Fifty to create a new book club, ‘Spread the Words,’ which opens this month with Erica Jong’s ‘Fear of Flying.’
With more than 240,000 titles, the South African ed-tech company Snapplify is working with communications provider Econet to make ebooks available to more African readers.