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 Federation of European Publishers (FEP), has found there are “wide contrasts between [rates on] print and digital, as well as between nations and between regions”. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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German book market posts small 2019 rise

Even though the holiday season was below par, Germany’s book market narrowly avoided another major disappointment and finished the year on a positive note. Overall sales were up in 2019 by 1.4% in value. In volume they followed a recent pattern and were down marginally, by 0.4%. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-08 18:34:07 UTC ]
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MPs back PA campaign calling for end to VAT on e-books and audiobooks

Nearly 40 MPs have signed a letter calling for the Chancellor to remove VAT on e-books and audiobooks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-21 10:27:19 UTC ]
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Slouching towards Didion: the book blurb bywords holding the industry back

Didion-esque, Didion-like, Didion-ish: the shorthand for anything insightful written by a white, female author is turning Joan Didion’s perspective into a prescription and stifling literature’s diversity“Writers are always selling someone out,” wrote the young Joan Didion in the preface of her... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-07-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Small World: The Global E-Book Market Expands

The rise of easy-to-use ebook publishing platforms that distribute globally, the inherent speed of digital publishing, and the low cost and ever-rising demand for ebooks in both the developing world, as well as from developed but remote economies like Australia, offer the potential of vibrant... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Independents 'fight back' with London book market

A London book market founded by independent booksellers is to launch in Hackney, selling new and... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Concern for children's book market as The Book People fails to find buyer

Trade figures have said the failure of The Book People to find a buyer, leading to 155 redundancies, could have ramifications for the children's book market.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-14 05:00:29 UTC ]
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The Book People rebrands under Bayliss to put books back in the driving seat

Following an unsettled five years, The Book People’s new c.e.o. Claire Bayliss has arrived with a fresh vision for the company: a rebrand and a further restructure, delivering significant profit over the next three years. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-16 03:08:07 UTC ]
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Children’s Books in China 2019: The Chinese Children’s Book Market Is Still on a Roll

The oft-quoted numbers remain as compelling as ever: 370 million people under the age of 18, an additional 17.5 million babies born annually, and at least 600 active publishers in the children’s book industry. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British Book Awards Expanded for 2019 in Children’s Books, Small Presses

The annual British Book Awards, with winners to be announced May 13, are widening their recognition of independent publishers and of nonfiction and illustrated work in children's books. The post British Book Awards Expanded for 2019 in Children’s Books, Small Presses appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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One Book Fair to Another: At Sharjah, London Book Fair Plans Market Focus Indonesia

As the Sharjah International Book Fair opened this month in the United Arab Emirates, London Book Fair and Indonesia's cultural program team met to plan for March's Market Focus program at Olympia London. The post One Book Fair to Another: At Sharjah, London Book Fair Plans Market Focus... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Interview: Beijing Book Fair Director Liying Lin on China’s Book Market

Disagreeing with assessments of a slowdown in the Chinese book market, the Beijing International Book Fair director says she's seeing 'real energy in the sector. The post Interview: Beijing Book Fair Director Liying Lin on China’s Book Market appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-08-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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German Book Market in 2017: Stable Sales But in Need of More Book Buyers

The latest book market statistics from Germany show that flat book sales are being generated by fewer overall book buyers. The Börsenverein calls for a focus on potential readers. The post German Book Market in 2017: Stable Sales But in Need of More Book Buyers appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2018: The Continuing Story of the Children’s Book Market in China

Eleven years ago, in 2007, China Children’s Press & Publication Group (CCPPG) participated in the Bologna Book Fair for the first time. Their booth in Hall 29 was small, shabby, and minimally decorated and very few visitors dropped by. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2018: Top 10 Children's Books in China - A Quick Market Analysis

The two biggest online book retailers in China are Dangdang and JD, which combined take up nearly two-thirds of the market. However, despite serving the same readership, their top 10 bestseller lists tend to differ greatly. Interestingly enough, for 2017, their charts share not even one title. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Children's Books in China 2017: An Overview of the Children’s Book Market in China

Though describing the massive Chinese children’s book market is as easy as A, B, C (amazing, booming, crowded), explaining the forces behind its growth may take more than 1, 2, 3—but that is still a very good way to start. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Taipei Book Fair 2017: Taking the Pulse of Taiwan’s Book Market

The 25th edition of the Taipei International Book Fair takes place this week amid concerns of a decline in sales and the future for independent bookstores. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Growing Russian Book Market Looks to Educational and Children’s Books in 2017

With book production down 40 percent in Russia, the country's publishers are looking to favorable book pricing as a source of revenue growth in 2017. The post Growing Russian Book Market Looks to Educational and Children’s Books in 2017 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-01-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pew Report: Overall Book Readership Holding Steady, but E-Books Have Stalled

After posting an 11 percentage point jump from 2011-2014, ebook readership has seen no change in the last two years. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-09-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Microsoft wants to help small businesses book appointments online with Bookings service

Small business owners are getting a new feature tailored just for them in Microsoft Office 365—a full-service system for scheduling appointments for their services over the internet. Microsoft Bookings is a new service that makes it possible for business owners to create their own scheduling... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2016-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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