Hobbled, as are other markets, by high production and shipping costs, Poland’s book business learns that its taxation won’t be eased.
Polish Legislation Could Equalize VAT on Ebooks and Print by June 1
The frustration with higher VAT for ebooks than print books may finally be over Poland as legislation is proposed to drop the rate from 23 to 5 percent.
Poland’s Ebook and Audiobook Subscription Service Legimi Plans IPO for International Expansion
Announcing an IPO on the Warsaw Stock Exchange’s NewConnect index for this year, Poland’s Legimi ebook and audiobook subscription pursues development in Germany, China.
Polish Research: Removing Pirated Books Online Has No Impact on Legal Sales
In what seems to be inconclusive research work in Warsaw, taking pirated book copies out of the market doesn’t appear to mean more legitimate book sales.
A Cold Start to the Year for Poland’s Publishers: Waiting for Regulatory Help
In Poland, publishing stakeholders stay the need for protective regulation—liked fixed book prices—and IP protection are needed to curb declining book sales.
Polish Ebook Industry Eyes Brussels’ Proposed VAT Reduction
Legimi cofounder Mikołaj Małaczyński is optimistic that Poland’s already growing ebook market could further benefit from lower VAT rates proposed by the EC.
Poland’s Legimi Expands Its Subscription Service to Germany
Poland’s seven-year-old ebook subscription service Legimi is looking to new territories, starting with Germany and a reported catalog of 100,000 German titles.
At IDPF: Why Are Subscriptions Outside the US Succeeding?
An interesting phenomenon in ebook subscriptions: some outside the US market seem to fare better than their American counterparts.