‘The directive is not perfect, but it is a very important step in the right direction,’ says Dr. Jessica Sänger of Germany’s Börsenverein as a Council of the European Union vote is awaited on the newly negotiated copyright agreement.
Responding to falling reading comprehension in Bulgaria, BookMonster is testing a new site that offers kids book quizzes and rewards accomplishment.
The new ‘barometer’ report on reading habits in Spain for 2018 shows a growing engagement with readership, later teens reading less.
The range of purpose, positioning, and public access comes into focus for 16 leading annual book fairs and trade shows of Europe in Aldus’ third report on its network.
Sometimes called ‘direct export,’ the best route to markets in Europe for Québec’s publishers may be through European booksellers–and agile ground teams to get their attention.
Finding itself among a handful of European Union nations still with a state-controlled textbook market, Slovakia, says parliament member Branislav Gröhling, must change.
The Association of American Publishers enumerates complaints about the European Research Council’s much derided open access plan.
In Frankfurt, academic publishing experts expressed their many concerns about ‘Plan S,’ an new open access strategy announced by research funders in Europe.
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.
A European Parliament vote this week is expected to trigger more discussion on the EU copyright directive, which has both harsh critics and supporters.