Bookseller Briefing 21/18 – week ending 25 May

  Publishers urge government on e-book VAT ahead of crunch EU meeting Publishers are urging the UK government to support measures that would allow VAT to be removed on e-books, audiobooks and online newspaper and magazine subscriptions in the UK. At a European Union meeting today (25th May) taking place in Brussels, finance ministers will consider new proposals that would allow…

Bookseller Briefing 12/18 – week ending 23 March

Publishers take on planet’s ‘plastic pandemic’ Two more publishers are wading into the market for books educating the public about plastic’s ruinous impact on the environment and what humanity can do to help clean up its act. Ebury has revealed it is releasing an “eco-friendly” guide in May by Martin Dorey, founder of international anti-plastic movement the…

Bookseller Briefing 47/17 – week ending 24 November

EIBF hails geo-blocking e-book ruling The European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) has praised proposals devised between European Parliament, the Commission and the Council which will ensure the geo-blocking regulation will not apply to e-books. The discussions, focused on the geo-blocking regulation, a technological protection where access to internet content is restricted based upon the…

Bookseller Briefing 25/17 – week ending 23 June

  European booksellers launch geoblocking petition European booksellers have launched a petition asking the European Council not to “force” bookshops to sell e-books across borders, for fear it will drive them out of the digital book business. While retailers “fully support” the EC’s Digital Single Market (DSM), they are calling for more time to assess…