As bookshops are shuttered in many parts of the world in the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the booksellers’ federation asks for help. And Wales’ Hay Festival continues raising funds to cover its losses.
The ‘Create Your Revolution’ campaign is this year’s cooperative effort for Frankfurter Buchmesse with the United Nations.
Works by Ángela Lago, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, and Omaima Ezadeen are on the first reading list announced by the United Nations’ new SDG Book Club.
The first selection of children’s books in the International Publishers Association’s SDG Book Club with the United Nations is due on April 2 at Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
In 2018, the European Union Prize for Literature will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a new writing contest open only to previous winners of the prize.
Czech publishers see gains in 2016’s market performance but are concerned about stubbornly high VAT rates and falling book prices.
Booksellers applaud the decision to exclude sales of ebooks and copyrighted material from the EU’s proposed legislation to curb geo-blocking.
Author-bookshop relations are a key focus of the European and International Booksellers Federation conference at Frankfurter Buchmesse in October.
On the European Commission’s geo-blocking regulations for ebooks, the Italian, Greek, French, and European publishing associations issue words of caution.
On the way to Europe’s Digital Single Market, booksellers are alarmed by proposed EU legislation on geo-blocking and its potential effects on ebook sales.
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