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.
The Federation of European Publishers argues that a recent EU court decision in favor of ebook lending could negatively affect ebook sales in some countries.