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.
Turkish Novelist Aslı Erdoğan and translator Necmiye Alpay remain in detention; IPA, FEP, and EIBF issue a joint call for their freedom.
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