‘It makes no sense in the modern world that readers are being penalized with an additional 20-percent VAT for choosing to embrace digital,’ says the Publishers Association chief.
With ‘a lot of anxiety to many businesses as they grapple with the full implications’ of the European Union’s new data privacy regulations, the UK’s Publishers Association launches a special toolkit for its member publishers.
From Nigeria’s ‘This Day’: With government, foundation, and European Union backing, a five-state literacy effort is launched at Kaduna Book & Arts Festival.
‘UK publishing will embrace the opportunities presented by leaving the EU,’ according to a Brexit manifesto on the Publishers Association’s lobbying points.
‘We will have to strengthen our voice,’ says a panelist from the UK’s Publishers Association on the implications of Brexit for the book industry there.
On a wrenching day, we learned that UK voted to leave the European Union. Despite Brexit, the book publishing industry remains internationally engaged.
As part of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market initiative, publishers and authors are being asked for input on copyright issues by June 15.
Setting the stage for Europe’s debate about ebook taxation, a European Parliament Research Service briefing lays out the dilemma.
On Monday, the European Commission investigated several French publishers for illegal e-book price fixing, this in a country with fixed book prices. Ironic, hypocritical…or merely confusing? By Edward Nawotka Yesterday we learned from a dozen news sources that on March 1 several European publishing houses were “raided” by European Commission officials in search of evidence of price fixing among e-book …
By Hannah Johnson Yesterday, the European Commission released a report which proposes a seven-year period of use on digitized, public domain works. This proposal seems aimed specifically at Google and its ongoing book scanning project. The New York Times reports: “During a period of preferential use, a public domain book, for instance, that was digitized by Google would be available …
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