As 2020 rolls in, Copyright Clearance Center’s Roy Kaufman looks at key developments in STM publishing–with advice for what lies ahead.
Germany’s publishers and booksellers association releases dual studies on fixed book prices, long a tradition and legally regulated reality in the market.
The EU copyright directive may be positive for book publishers, but Roy Kaufman says publishers should pay particular attention to articles 16 and 20.
Set at London’s Barbican Centre on October 10, the UK Publishers Association’s Brexit Forum is will offer discussions on key Brexit challenges and legal advice for book publishers.
Warsaw’s cut in VAT rates on digital books takes effect November 1, a long-called-for equalization in taxation on print and ebooks, now allowed by Brussels.
The federation concurs with the European Union Court of Justice’s position that, as FEP puts it, ‘There is no second-hand market in the digital world.’
The publishers’ association in Riga is mounting a new bid to ease the country’s VAT rates on books, after enduring sharp hikes and only modest decreases.
With Brexit looming larger as the UK’s new government takes charge, the publishing industry steps up its drive to drop the VAT on ebooks and digital content
Even as the UK’s Publishers Association opens its ‘Love Audio’ campaign, London hasn’t taken the cue from Brussels and dropped its VAT rate on audiobooks.
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.