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.
Turkish Novelist Aslı Erdoğan and translator Necmiye Alpay remain in detention; IPA, FEP, and EIBF issue a joint call for their freedom.
Outgoing president of the European and International Booksellers Federation John McNamee discusses interoperability for ebooks, VAT, and offers advice for future survival in the book biz.