World Book Day – authors, publishers and booksellers call for international support

We, the undersigned representatives of the global book industry urge governments all over the world to recognize, support and celebrate the importance of books, learning solutions, and professional and scholarly content by adopting economic stimulus packages to sustain their respective publishing

World Book Day: leveraging the power of books and reading

Ahead of the World Book Day on 23 April, we are spotlighting national reading initiatives – from long standing ones to recent ones launched during the Coronavirus outbreak – follow #EIBFreads  

Bookselling in times of health emergencies

Recent health emergency has prompted policymakers around the world to provide recommendations on how to best protect ourselves from the COVID-19 pandemic – maintaining strict hygiene, limiting unnecessary travel and time spent outside, as well as banning public gatherings.

EIBF appeals to governments worldwide to protect the bookselling industry in these challenging times

The European and International Booksellers Federation issues a following statement:

“Amazon’s market dominance is not a technological problem, but a political one”

EIBF co-President Fabian Paagman participates at the first ever European Book Conference in Brussels

In response to the proposed savings on culture by the Flemish Minister for Culture

Joint statement from the European Writers’ Council, the Federation of European Publishers, the European and International Booksellers Federation, and the European Council of Literary Translators' Associations

UNESCO WORLD BOOK CAPITAL CITY TO BE APPOINTED ON 22 JUNE 2016 – EIBF REITERATES THE NEED OF A FULL RESPECT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

On 22 June, Unesco, with the help of an Advisory Committee composed of the IPA, International Publishers Federation and IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations, will appoint World Book Capital – WBC – 2018.

STATEMENT OF CONCERN ABOUT DISAPPEARANCE OF HONG KONG BOOKSELLERS

The American Booksellers Association (ABA), the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the Authors Guild (AG), the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF), and PEN American Center (PEN) wish to express their extreme concern over news reports about the disappearance of five emp

European Commission’s consultation on the regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing and the collaborative economy – EIBF Contribution

Between 06.05.2015 and 30.12.2015, the European Commission conducted a consultation on the topic “regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing and the collaborative economy”, Stakeholders were invited to answer a questionnaire, to which the EIBF has contri

European Commission’s consultation on geo-blocking and other geographically-based restrictions when shopping and accessing information in the EU – EIBF Contribution

Between the 24th of September and the 28th of December, 2015, the European Commission conducted a public consultation on “Geo-Blocking and Other Geographically-Based Restrictions When Shopping and Accessing Information in the EU”.

The European Commission’s consultation on modernising VAT for cross-border e-commerce – EIBF Contribution

From 25.09.2015 to 18.12.2015,  the European Commission conducted a public consultation on the modernisation of VAT systems for cross-border e-commerce.