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

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”.

EBF, FEP et EWC publient un Manifeste en vue des élections européennes de 2014

Les livres font circuler les idées, nourrissent l’esprit et favorisent la liberté d’expression. Les citoyens

EWC, EBF and FEP publish a book manifesto for the European elections 2014

MANIFESTO FOR THE 2014 EUROPEAN ELECTIONS

Licences for Europe- Stakeholders Dialogue, Final Plenary Session

Joint Statement by the European Booksellers Federation, the European Publishers Council, the European Writers Council, the Federation of European Publishers & the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers

On the interoperability of e-books formats

The study was conducted by Professor Christoph Bläsi and Professor Franz Rothlauf of  Johannes Gutenberg University, who said: “There is no technical or functional reason not to use and establish EPUB 3 as an/the interoperable (open) ebook format standard.