Germany’s publishers and booksellers association releases dual studies on fixed book prices, long a tradition and legally regulated reality in the market.
At Frankfurt: CCC’s Roy Kaufman on the EU’s Copyright Directive
The EU copyright directive may be positive for book publishers, but Roy Kaufman says publishers should pay particular attention to articles 16 and 20.
The UK’s Publishers Association Schedules an ‘Urgent’ Brexit Forum
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.
Poland Approves Reduction of Ebook VAT from 23 to 5 Percent
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.
Federation of European Publishers Welcomes Second-Hand Digital Opinion
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.’
Latvian Publishers Association Demands a Cut in the VAT Rate on Books
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.
UK’s Publishers Association Leads ‘Axe the Reading Tax’ Campaign
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
UK Opens Third Annual ‘Love Audio’ Week, Not Loving VAT on Audiobooks
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.
Après London Book Fair: Livre Paris Opens Today
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.
European and UK Publishers Welcome ‘eVAT Day’ for Ebooks’ Taxation
At both the national and European level, many are welcoming the arrival of the EU’s amendment, allowing member markets to tax ebooks and other digital formats at the same rate as print.