The Federation of European Publishers reports gains across much of its membership’s markets in 2016 but acknowledges that the British pound’s softness renders the result fairly flat.
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.
Citing the EC’s year-old proposal to allow member-states to tax print and digital book formats equally, the Federation of European Publishers demands action
Anne Bergman-Tahon offers the European perspective on Brexit, addressing the UK’s ‘positive approach to licensing’ and the status of EU workers in the UK.
Private publishers could be shut out of Romania’s schoolbook market in a new law that would name a single textbook publisher for the country.
On the European Commission’s geo-blocking regulations for ebooks, the Italian, Greek, French, and European publishing associations issue words of caution.
With 575,000 new titles in 2015—and employing more than 150,000 people—the highly varied publishing industries of Europe come together in a new report.
Citing a market value estimated at €36 billion to €38 billion, the European book publishing statistics report from FEP counts 575,000 titles published.
In a new report, the International Publishers Association finds that higher VAT rates on books can have a negative impact on book sales, education and copyright.
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