Publishing CEOs from the UK and Australia sat on a panel at the Frankfurt Book Fair to discuss their experiences navigating the increasingly digital book marketplace.
Digital Now 8% of UK Book Sales, Says PA
The UK Publishers Association released its annual publishing statistics report on the UK market, which found that digital sales are increasing across the industry.
Taking E-book VAT to the Mat
UK consumers pay 20% VAT on e-books but 0% on print books. The Publishers Association wants the ‘stark anomaly’ of different book taxes rectified, says Chief Executive Richard Mollet.
Poll: Should Libraries Loan E-books?
By Hannah Johnson (Scroll down to take the poll!) Many libraries in the UK and USA see e-book lending as a possible solution to dwindling visitor numbers because people can access and “borrow” e-books without visiting a physical library location. For those of you who haven’t tested this at your local library, a patron “checks out” an e-book and downloads …
Mollet Brings Military Discipline, Music Industry Experience to UK’s Publishers Association
By Liz Bury Not many senior folk in the publishing industry can claim to have spent eight years in the British Royal Navy. Richard Mollet, new chief executive of the UK Publisher’s Association, did, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant by the time he left in 1996. He is attending the Frankfurt Book Fair for the first time, ahead …