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Konnie Huq and 90 MPs call for end to 'reading tax' in UK

TV star joins delegation to the chancellor of the exchequer demanding an end to VAT on digital books, which traditional publications escapeChildren’s laureate Cressida Cowell and former Blue Peter presenter Konnie Huq have joined 90 MPs calling on the government to scrap the “reading tax” on... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-10-31 15:01:27 UTC ]
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Poland Approves Reduction of Ebook VAT from 23 to 5 Percent

Warsaw's cut in VAT rates on digital books takes effect November 1, a long-called-for equalization in taxation on print and ebooks, now allowed by Brussels. The post Poland Approves Reduction of Ebook VAT from 23 to 5 Percent appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-09-17 05:30:49 UTC ]
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Inception Announces Bookful, an AR Platform Licensing Penguin Random House Brands

Inception's Bookful app has the advantage of the beloved Beatrix Potter content and other Penguin Random House brands on which to base its first six digital books. The post Inception Announces Bookful, an AR Platform Licensing Penguin Random House Brands appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Levelling the field for books

Philip Jones considers the impact that EU finance ministers' decision to reduce VAT rates on digital books will have on publishers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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With Strong Q3, HMH Trade Sales Continue to Roll

Sales in the period for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's trade group rose 11.7%, over the comparable period in 2016. The publisher said the gain was thanks, in large part, to a jump in sales of both print and digital books. Sales in HMH's education segment fell by $6 million. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-11-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Revenue From Retail Products Up, in Q1, at Amazon

Sales of retail products at Amazon rose 15% in the first quarter of 2017 over the comparable period last year. Among the many items sold in the sector are print and digital books. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-04-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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AllRomance.com's sudden closure hits authors hard

Romance ebook distributor is proposing to slash writers’ royalties after falling victim to downturn in digital reading marketOne of the biggest genre ebook distributors in the US has closed suddenly, leaving thousands of authors in the UK and US out of pocket. AllRomance.com and its sister... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sourcebooks Signs New Deals for International Expansion

Sourcebooks has signed with Baker & Taylor, Melia Publishing Services, Copia and Vearsa to distribute its print and digital books in overseas markets. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-10-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Worldreader Named One of the Most Innovative Nonprofits of 2016

Literacy nonprofit Worldreader was named by Fast Company magazine as one of the year's most innovative companies for its work using digital books to fight poverty. The post Worldreader Named One of the Most Innovative Nonprofits of 2016 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-02-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Huge, untracked shadow industry' in ebooks

Shrinking publisher market share in digital books has given the “illusion” of an ebook plateau, but there is a “huge, untracked shadow industry” of self-published titles growing faster, The FutureBook Conference has heard. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-12-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Data Encryption, Cryptography are Keys to the Future of the Book

Alec Ross sees a future in which digital books can be delivered as unpiratable text messages and the big data revolution is democratized to smaller players. The post Data Encryption, Cryptography are Keys to the Future of the Book appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-11-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Declining E-Book Sales Hit Home

Softening sales for digital books have impacted the bottom lines at HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, according to both companies' recent earnings reports. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-11-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Harry Potter novels now available on Apple's iBooks

Apple has announced that enhanced editions of all seven books in J K Rowling’s Harry Potter series are exclusively available on the iBooks store. Until now, the Harry Potter digital books have only been available through the Pottermore Shop. The digital books, which can be read on the iPhone,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Random House Germany drops hard DRM

German publishers are speedily bidding goodbye to Adobe DRM (Digital Rights Management) on their ebooks. What started as a trickle earlier this year has now become an unstoppable torrent with Random House Germany the latest (and largest) of the major publishing groups to exit hard-DRM. Citing... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PW Asks: Most Millennials Prefer Paper Books

This week, we polled readers on whether Millennials prefer print or digital books. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-book VAT 'holds back small markets'

Charging VAT on digital books is “holding back the development of the ebook market in general, and especially in non-English and small-language markets”, the International Publishers Association’s (IPA) José Borghino has said. A global survey of VAT rates, conducted by the IPA and the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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New award for children’s digital books

The UK Literacy Association (UKLA) is launching an award for digital ebooks and apps for children aged 6-8. The Digital Book Award, created in association with Booktrust and sponsored by the Open University, is open todigital products that use sounds and visuals to make a children’s experience... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Godfray warns on library e-lending

Free e-lending in libraries could cause "serious damage" to the bookselling industry, Booksellers Association (BA) chief Tim Godfray has said. Speaking as part of the Chief Executive Panel at the BA's Academic, Professional and Specialist Conference at Surrey's Wotton House yesterday (11th... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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B&N Execs Tout Promise of Retail-Digital Combination

When the spin-off of its college division is completed later this year, Barnes & Noble plans to sell both print and digital books, B&N Inc. CEO Mike Huseby told analysts during a conference call last week to discuss third-quarter results. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reinventing Book Printing: New Ideas for a New Market

When PW began this series in September 2013, the book publishing industry appeared headed to a market where print and digital books would coexist. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-11-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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