EIBF APPLAUDS TRADE UNIONS FOR RALLYING LEADING ADVOCATES AT THE AMAZON SYMPOSIUM

On Monday, 2nd December 2019, the European & International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) was delighted to participate in the first-ever “Symposium on Amazon’s unchecked power”.

EIBF WELCOMES THE CONFIRMATION OF THE NEW COMMISSION

The European & International Booksellers Federation – EIBF – warmly welcomes the outcome of yesterday’s vote at the European Parliament, confirming the von der Leyen Commission.

EIBF WELCOMES THE ECOFIN UNANIMOUS DECISION ON REDUCED VAT RATES FOR E-PUBLICATIONS

The European & International Booksellers Federation – EIBF – warmly welcomes the unanimous decision of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) of 2 October, which will allow Member States who so wish to apply reduced rates of VAT to electronic publications, including e-books

FRANCOISE DUBRUILLE WILL BE STEPPING DOWN FROM HER POSITION AS EIBF DIRECTOR ON 18 APRIL 2019, AFTER AN 18-YEAR CAREER WITH EIBF

Discussing her decision, Fran Dubruille said she has “very much enjoyed” her time with EIBF, but added that this was the right moment to move on and concentrate on other projects.

UK SOCIALIST BOOKSHOP ATTACKED BY FAR-RIGHT PROTESTERS: EIBF FULLY SUPPORTS THE BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION OF THE UK & IRELAND STATEMENT

Last Sunday, far-right protesters attacked Bookmarks Bookshop, UK largest socialist bookshop, located in Bloomsbury Street.

JEAN-LUC TREUTENAERE APPOINTED EIBF CO-PRESIDENT FOR A SECOND MANDATE

The European and International Booksellers Federation – EIBF – is delighted to announce that its former co-President, Jean-Luc Treutenaere, has been appointed for a second mandate starting as of mid-May.

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