Many of Europe’s book business leaders hail the approval of the European Union’s hard-fought Copyright Directive in Brussels today.
In a ballot count of 348 to 274, the European Parliament today (March 26) has voted in favor of the bitterly divisive copyright directive developed through years of effort as part of the Digital Single Union framework.
‘My question for those who say it’s too tight a time scale,’ says Plan S task force co-chair David Sweeney, ‘is how long do you want?’
With the London Book Fair’s trade-show carpet still warm from the busy week’s footfall, Livre Paris 2019 has opened today, and L’Europe est à l’Honneur—Europe herself is the guest of honor.
Women hold an impressive number of executive posts in French publishing. On International Women’s Day, the hope is that more can move into top spots.
Plan S and expanding the discussion around open access publishing are on the agenda at an invitational workshop led by Copyright Clearance Center and Outsell.
‘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.