EIBF and FEP call on the EU Ministers of Culture to support the book sector

Booksellers and publishers call for support ahead of the video conference of culture ministers from 27 EU member states  

Time to put words into action!

Europe’s cultural and creative sectors call for ambitious EU budgetary measures to get through the COVID-19 crisis  

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:

The European & International Booksellers Federation is against the use of closed generic TLD by commercial entities

The European and International Booksellers Federation, EIBF, represents Booksellers Associations in the European Union and in the world.

Platform Statement on strong budget for Creative Europe

The European Platform on the potential of Cultural and Creative Industries advocates for a strong budget for Creative Europe

EBF CONTRIBUTION TO THE CONSULTATION REVIEW OF EXISTING LEGISLATION ON VAT REDUCED RATES

The full contribution can be found in attachment. 

EBF AND FEP JOINT STATEMENT FOR ROUND TABLE ON E-BOOKS WITH VICE-PRESIDENT NEELIE KROES ON 26 JUNE

The European book sector is the first cultural industry in Europe with an estimated turnover of 40 billion euros(i). The European book sector employs several hundreds of thousands of highly skilled European citizens. Most of multinational book publishing companies are Europe-based.

EBF contribution to the European Green Paper on the Future of VAT

EBF believes that any reform of the VAT system should take into account the following principles: