Italy Lowers Ebook VAT to Buoy Digital Publishing Industry

Even as the European Commission anticipates proposals for overhauling the EU's common VAT system, Italy joins several other member-nations in sharply lowering VAT on ebooks. The post Italy Lowers Ebook VAT to Buoy Digital Publishing Industry appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-02-04 00:00:00 UTC ]

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Meet the author who had 60 rejections before hitting it lucky with an ebook publisher. Continue reading at BBC News

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France, Germany, Italy, Poland Call for Lowering VAT on Ebooks

The Culture Ministers of France, Germany, Italy and Poland have joined together to campaign for the EC to charge the same VAT for ebook sales as print. The post France, Germany, Italy, Poland Call for Lowering VAT on Ebooks appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Axe the reading tax': book industry demands end to VAT on ebooks

Following EU directive that allows governments to waive duty on digital publications, calls grow for the UK to end ‘illogical and unfair’ levyThe UK government is being urged to axe the “illogical and unfair” 20% tax currently imposed on ebooks, while print books remain exempt, after European... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-12-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers Association Issues Statement on UK VAT for Digital Content

'It makes no sense in the modern world that readers are being penalized with an additional 20-percent VAT for choosing to embrace digital,' says the Publishers Association chief. The post Publishers Association Issues Statement on UK VAT for Digital Content appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-05-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers urge government on ebook VAT ahead of crunch EU meeting

Publishers are urging the UK government to support measures that would allow VAT to be removed on ebooks, audiobooks and online newspaper and magazine subscriptions in the UK. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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European Publishing Associations on Geo-Blocking, Ebooks, and the Digital Single Market

On the European Commission's geo-blocking regulations for ebooks, the Italian, Greek, French, and European publishing associations issue words of caution. The post European Publishing Associations on Geo-Blocking, Ebooks, and the Digital Single Market appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: BookExpo’s ‘First Amendment Resistance’; EU Research Looks at VAT on Ebooks

Publishers' responsibilities with 'controversial authors professing what seem to be unpopular opinion' at BEA, while Brussels gets some perspective on VAT. The post Industry Notes: BookExpo’s ‘First Amendment Resistance’; EU Research Looks at VAT on Ebooks appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-05-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Polish Ebook Industry Eyes Brussels’ Proposed VAT Reduction

Legimi cofounder Mikołaj Małaczyński is optimistic that Poland's already growing ebook market could further benefit from lower VAT rates proposed by the EC. The post Polish Ebook Industry Eyes Brussels’ Proposed VAT Reduction appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-12-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital Census: 'self-published writers to grow ebook market share'

Self-published writers and digital only publishers will continue to grow their share of the digital content market while traditional publishers over-price ebooks, according to early results of the FutureBook Census, launched ahead of this year’s FutureBook Conference, taking place on 2nd December. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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EC commits to lowering ebook VAT

The European Commission has committed to reducing VAT rates on ebooks, in an Action Plan announced today; The Bookseller understands later detailed proposals will allow states to reduce VAT on ebooks to as low as 5%. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-04-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EC 'will allow VAT on ebooks to be lowered'

A European Commission ‘Action Plan’ on VAT will include plans to allow countries to lower the VAT on ebooks, The Bookseller understands. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-03-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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#ThatIsNotABook: How to Campaign to Lower European Ebook VAT

France's Syndicat National de l’Edition (SNE) has launched a social media campaign to encourage readers to support the fight for a lower VAT on ebooks. The post #ThatIsNotABook: How to Campaign to Lower European Ebook VAT appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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France, Germany, Italy and Poland call for ebook VAT to be reduced

The French, German, Italian and Polish culture ministers today released a joint statement calling for the European Commission to propose immediately legislation to allow VAT on ebooks to be levied at the same reduced rate as print books.    Continue reading at The Bookseller

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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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French publishers warned on ebook VAT rise

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[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Can Onix 3.0 Create a Global Digital Publishing Industry?

Standards are like plumbing: they are only noticed when they don’t work. And like plumbing, retrofitting a 200-year-old structure—legacy publishing—with new metadata standards to improve commerce in the digital age is, at best, a complex process. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Driving the Content Industry Forward: Digital Publishing in Korea 2014

Nothing gets the work done faster, or makes the word travel further, than having the might of the government behind it or the united action of a group of individuals with shared interests. In the Korean publishing industry, such synergy is evident and has been very effective. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Changing Korean Book Retail Industry: Digital Publishing in Korea 2014

When online bookstores came on the scene back in 1999, there were around 5,000 brick-and-mortar bookstores in Korea. Today, there are barely 1,500 nationwide. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Joshua Tallent of Ebook Architects on the State of Digital Publishing

Joshua Tallent, well-known ebook expert and founder of Ebook Architects, shares his views on current issues in digital publishing and ebook development. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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