The European Union Prize for Literature 2020 Ceremony goes online

The EUPL 2020 ceremony to be help online later in the year due to health risk connected to the Coronavirus pandemic  

EIBF contribution to open EU Commission consultations

We submitted EIBF’s contribution to the consultations on the Digital Services Act and the New Competition Tool  

“Engagement with readers improves the resilience of bookselling sector”

Spotlighting Coronavirus recovery at recent international book conference in Moscow   

EIBF director to speak at Moscow's International Book Conference

On Thursday, 3 September, tune in to the virtual book conference in Moscow   

A call to invest in all our creative futures

Ahead of the European Council meeting next 17th July and as a follow up to the joint letter signed by over 90 organisations in the cultural and creative sector last month, 45 renowned European artists, such as author Nina George, singer-songwriter Björk and performance artist Marina Abramovic

Booksellers in the spotlight: celebrating bookshops

Sharing positive and successful stories from the bookselling sector, celebrating the innovation, resilience, and resourcefulness of booksellers from across the world  

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.


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