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Government will abolish the 20% 'reading tax'

Rishi Sunak confirmed ebooks and online newspapers will no longer be subjected to sales tax The government will abolish the 20% “reading tax” on ebooks and online newspapers from December, although it is unclear whether publishers will pass the full saving on to customers.Printed books and... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-11 19:46:19 UTC ]
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UK Publishers Association Slams Trump Tariffs: Book Exports as ‘Collateral Damage’

The export-reliant UK industry's publishers association raises the alarm, having invoiced close to US$160 million in printed books last year. The post UK Publishers Association Slams Trump Tariffs: Book Exports as ‘Collateral Damage’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-10-04 12:53:41 UTC ]
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EU council allows removal of VAT from ebooks

The EU's Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) today agreed on a proposal which will allow all member states to give ebooks the same VAT-free status as printed books. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ebooks are not 'stupid' – they're a revolution

The head of publisher Hachette has claimed ebooks are a failure – but as an author and a reader, they’ve completely changed my lifeI was a relatively late convert to the e-reader, getting my Kindle five years ago when it became clear that reading 600-pages of A Suitable Boy while breastfeeding... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-02-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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FEP argues for 'swift conclusion' to ebook VAT adoption

The Federation of European Publishers (FEP) has spoken out against the delay in the adoption of a proposal to allow VAT on ebooks to be reduced to match the rate on printed books. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The 19th Century Moral Panic Over … Paper Technology

In the history of information technologies, Gutenberg and his printing press are (understandably) treated with the kind of reverence even the most celebrated of modern tech tycoons could only imagine. So perhaps it will come as a surprise that Europe’s literacy rates remained fairly stagnant for... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2017-08-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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European Court rules ebook VAT cannot be reduced

The European Court of Justice has said VAT on ebooks cannot be reduced to that of printed books. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK ebook sales drop for the first time

It seems that our love affair with ebooks could be turning sour. For the first time since digital book sales were recorded, the number of ebooks sold in the UK dropped in 2015. The drop could be partly explained by the fact that we seem to be reading less in recent years. While sales of printed... Continue reading at 'Betanews'

[ Betanews | 2016-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Printed book sales rise for first time in four years as ebooks decline

Adult colouring book craze and 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland helped revival in traditional publishing last yearSales of printed books have grown for the first time in four years, lifted by the adult colouring book craze and 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, as ebooks suffered... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-book software company Trajectory signs deal with Tencent, plans to double workforce

It's a fact: even though printed books are not yet dead, there's an increasing number of people who are turning to ebooks to read their favorite book. Trajectory, a Marblehead-based company launched three years ago by two technology veterans, seeks to not only help publishers distribute their... Continue reading at 'Silicon Valley Business Journal'

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2015-03-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Digital Natives Prefer Reading in Print. Yes, You Read That Right.

Frank Schembari loves books — printed books. He loves how they smell. He loves scribbling in the margins, underlining interesting sentences, folding a page corner to mark his place.   Schembari is not a retiree who sips tea at Politics ... Continue reading at 'Editor & Publisher'

[ Editor & Publisher | 2015-02-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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UK isolated on ebook VAT as Italy and Malta cut rates

The UK is looking increasingly isolated in charging 20% VAT on ebooks after two more European countries lowered their rates to be in line with print books. Italy has ruled that VAT on ebooks will be cut from the standard 22% to 4% so it matches the rate imposed on printed books. Meanwhile,... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Will digital eat the children's media world? 'It's totally going to happen!'

But that doesn't necessarily mean printed books and linear television will die out by 2020, suggest expertsAre these the best of times or the worst of times for the children's entertainment industry? A panel session at the Children's Media Conference explored the question, concluding... well, it... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-07-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-books to outsell print by 2018

Printed books will be outsold by ebooks by 2018, a new report by Pricewaterhouse Coopers suggests. Continue reading at 'BBC World'

[ BBC World | 2014-06-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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You dropped a book on me: Drones to deliver textbooks

A textbook rental company is trying to mimic the instantaneous speed of ebook delivery for printed books by utilizing civil drones in Sydney, Australia. Imagine the book you need to ace the exam showing up at your door, care of your friendly neighborhood drone. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-10-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Paperless library opens in Texas

The Bexar County Digital Library doesn't have printed books – instead it lets patrons check out ebooks and audiobooks. Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2013-09-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Are E–Books The Social Networks Of The Future?

"I'll give up my printed books when you pry the last one from my cold, dead hands." That's what I tell people when they ask me what kind of e–reader I have. As a technology journalist, author, and novelist, they expect me to own the latest Kindle or be an iBooks aficionado, and most seem... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2013-08-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Printed book sales pass £1bn mark

Spending on printed books in 2012 has passed the £1bn mark, but a fortnight later than last... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2012-10-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ebooks Get the Respect They Deserve at 'Download the Universe'

Ebooks aren't just electronic versions of printed books. They present a different reading experience and, in certain cases, demand their own reviews. Continue reading at 'The Atlantic'

[ The Atlantic | 2012-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Anobii signs retail deals with publishers

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 26/10/2011 - 15:07 Social networking site Anobii has signed retail partnerships with 10 UK publishing companies, including the UK's four biggest publishers, meaning the site will sell their ebooks from the end of October. Penguin, Random... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2011-10-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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