In the lead up to December: buy early, buy local

As the end of the year approaches, we are highlighting initiatives calling for gift shopping that supports local businesses and communities 

EIBF submits contribution to Postal Services Directive public consultation

EIBF submits a contribution to the European Commission’s Postal Services Directive public consultation.

EIBF lends its voice to European cultural and creative sectors calling for help

EIBF co-signs three letters to the European institutions asking for sustainable recovery plan for culture   

As Amazon.se launches in Sweden, EIBF reminds of the importance of a level playing field

EIBF calls for a level playing field for booksellers, as Amazon enters the Nordics

Launch of the SDG 11 reading list

The SDG Book Club helps children learn about the Sustainable Development Goals  SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

EIBF Webinar: Preparing for holiday sales

On Thursday, 5 November, we hosted a webinar to foster exchange of best practices between booksellers in the lead up to the end of the year sales   

When local bookshops close, more people give up reading

Many consumers don't rush to buy books online; they simply choose other activities instead of reading, write Georg Götz, Daniel Herold, Jan Thomas Schäfer and Phil-Adrian Klotz  

How bookshops are helping with isolation

"In uncertain times, few spaces feel more comforting than a bookshop. It feels especially painful that during this global pandemic, bookshops – at least physically – have become increasingly out of bounds." Clare Thorpe explores how booksellers are dealing with COVID-19 outbreak

SLF press release following bookstore protests in France

Bookshops must remain safe spaces for debate

Independent bookstores are milestones of civilization

American novelist Douglas Kennedy spoke about the importance of independent bookstores for improving education outcomes for children and adults alike in a recent interview with ActuaLitté.

Infographics: The e-Book Sales Process

In a series of infographics, we will try to shed some light on the more technical elements of bookselling.

E-book sales: Booksellers’ Perspective

In a series of infographics, we will try to shed some light on the more technical elements of bookselling.

THE BOOK CHARTER – READ WHAT YOU WANT, WHEN YOU WANT, IN WHATEVER FORMAT YOU WANT

There is nothing more important for everyone in the book industry than to continually broaden consumer access to books – in whatever format readers choose. In a world that is changing rapidly – all of us – authors, publishers, booksellers, distributors, agents, librarians, etc.

Infographics: e-Book Sales Profit Margins

In a series of infographics, we will try to shed some light on the more technical elements of bookselling. This chart illustrates the average profit for e-book sales when all expenses have been paid.

Geo-blocking: EIBF & FEP reiterate their request to exclude non-audiovisual copyright-protected content from the scope of the regulation

Recent developments in the discussions around the proposed Geo-blocking Regulation in the European Parliament committees are a cause for great concern for the book industry. In a joint letter sent by EIBF & FEP to all IMCO MEPs, the book industry reiterates its request to exclude non-audiovis

The American Booksellers Association supports freedom to publish controversial books

Amid the strong controversy that currently surrounds Milo Yiannopoulos and the calls for boycotting his book, the American Booksellers Association (ABA) joined the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) and other free speech a