European Union Prize for Literature announces 2021 shortlist

EUPL reveals 55 authors and books from 14 participating countries shortlisted for the 2021 European Union Prize for Literature   

EIBF submits contribution to European Commission digital tax consultation

This week EIBF submitted its contribution to the European Commission’s open public consultation on the implementation of a European digital tax.

Events and conferences 2021

Want to know about EIBF and the work we do? Discover the events you can join to find out more  

EIBF webinar: The rise of audiobooks

On 18 March, we hosted a webinar to discuss the meteoritic rise of audiobooks in Sweden and beyond  

Secure a future for cultural life in Europe 

Over 110 organisations across the European cultural community calls to secure a future for culture and cultural life in Europe    

Towards a greener book sector

Sustainability initiatives are crucial for long term development of the book sector    

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.

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.

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.

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