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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:

“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

Contribution of EBF to the consultation regarding the application of the Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights

Although booksellers are not usually the rights holders, they support the concept of the enforcement of copyright as passionately as authors and publishers. Furthermore, in reason of the shift to digitization and new digital business models, booksellers will de facto guarantee the proper enforcem

Copyright – EBF Statement of Principles

Although booksellers are not usually the rights holders, they support the concept of copyright as passionately as authors and publishers.

Joint EBF and FEP Contribution to the European Commission Consultation on the future EU Culture Programme

Joint EBF and FEP Contribution to the European Commission Consultation on the future EU Culture Programme

EBF Contribution to the Consultation on Future EU Culture Programme

In its contribution, EBF underlines that booksellers are both commercial entities, employing over half a million people in Europe, and cultural agents, providing the public with unbiased, reliable and informed advice and promoting literacy and reading – the funda

CAMPAIGN AGAINST CULTURAL FLAT RATE

A proposal to apply what its sponsors called a “cultural flat rate” was defeated recently in the European Parliament.