EIBF responds to EC consultation on French minimum delivery fee for books

In 2021, the French Parliament voted in favour of adopting the Darcos Law, which sets a minimum delivery fee of €3 for all online book purchases under €35.

EIBF welcomes agreement on EU Minimum Corporate Tax rate Directive

EIBF welcomes the EU’s green light to the long-awaited directive on a minimum corporate tax rate, which will ensure that large multinational corporations, such as Amazon, pay their fair share in taxes.  

EIBF unveils Freedom of Expression Charter after month-long campaign

On Human Rights Day, EIBF proudly presents its Freedom of Expression Charter, following a month-long campaign highlighting cases of book censorship around the world.  

European Union Prize for Literature celebrates the 2022 nominees in a dedicated event

On the evening of 6 December, the European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL) honoured all the authors nominated for the 2022 edition during a celebratory event, which took place at Flagey culture house in Brussels, Belgium.

New edition of EIBF Insights

Autumn 2022 edition of EIBF Insights now available   Welcome to a new edition of EIBF Insights, our quarterly newsletter dedicated to sharing news from the EIBF world and the wider bookselling industry.

EIBF presents Freedom of Expression Charter at 2022 Frankfurt Book Fair

Freedom of expression, alongside the freedom to publish and sell books is a key a priority for us at the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF), and has been since our inception as an organisation representing the interests of the European and international bookselling community

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.

What booksellers talk about when they talk about selling books

Notes from a conference: The Sharjah Booksellers’ Conference is the first of its kind on this scale at a global level. What did it do for the booksellers who participated?

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.

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.

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