Citing heavy competition in online retail, two major book publishers in Poland have created an online bookstore of their own called Inverso.
Poland Approves Reduction of Ebook VAT from 23 to 5 Percent
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.
Świat Książki Closes in on Second Place Among Polish Bookstore Chains
As other companies have done, Świat Książki has gained traction in part by taking over some locations of the distressed Matras chain in Poland’s bookstore marketplace.
Romancing the Readers in Poland: BookBook and the Bookstore Battles
The shakeout continues in Polish book retail, as the closure of bookstore chain Matras opens chances for competitors BookBook, Mole Mole, and Świat Książki to expand.
Polish Bookseller Empik Approved to Accelerate Its Growth By Acquiring Distributor Platon
Given a green light by competition authorities, Poland’s bookseller Empik adds Platon to its assets, a major national and international book distributor.
In Poland, Empik Banks on Smaller, Targeted ‘Mole Mole’ Bookstores
A major Polish retailer is betting on ‘small format bookstores’ and proliferating locations to make a success of its new Mole Mole bookshops.