Amazon's VAT windfall

From 1 May, bringing forward a plan originally scheduled for the end of the year, the Government has removed VAT from e-books. It was a change lobbied for by many writers, as well as the big publishers. They rallied under the stirring slogan ‘No Tax on Learning’. This is a good thing, surely, for authors and readers, making our books more affordable in these troubled times? A 99p e-book should go down to 83p. A £4.99 book will be £4.16. The reader benefits, the author benefits, the publishers benefit. Cool, eh? No, not cool. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-04 08:40:06 UTC ]
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Amazon's VAT windfall

From 1 May, bringing forward a plan originally scheduled for the end of the year, the Government has removed VAT from e-books. It was a change lobbied for by many writers, as well as the big publishers. They rallied under the stirring slogan ‘No Tax on Learning’. This is a good thing, surely,... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-04 08:40:06 UTC ]
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