In Europe, Efforts at Pandemic Relief for Publishing; New Funds for Authors

Industry notes: The Federation of European Publishers is backing efforts to see the cultural sector included in EU Special Council meetings, while Bonnier donates to open a ‘Reading Fund’ in Germany. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson FEP’s Manifesto: ‘European Publishing Matters’ pening today (July 17) in Brussels, the two-day Special European Council sessions have begun debating proposals for recovery ... The post In Europe, Efforts at Pandemic Relief for Publishing; New Funds for Authors appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

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Post-pandemic Publishing for Indie Authors

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Arts Funders Launch Artist Pandemic Relief Fund

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In Europe, VAT Changes Hit Self-Published Authors

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‘Scale itself isn’t that transformative’: Insights on sustainable publishing models from the Digiday Publishing Summit Europe

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The publishing company that's only publishing female authors in 2018

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Indie publisher Zando taps Gillian Flynn and Lena Waithe to find your new favorite authors

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Federation of European Publishers’ New COVID-19 Impact Report: Europe Closes 2020 Down 2 to 5 Percent

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