Press & Trade Info

John Mc Namee, President of EBF steps down from EBF presidency

11 April 2014

The European and International Booksellers Federation held its statutory General Assembly in London on Friday 11 April. Read more »

John Mc Namee, président de la fédération européenne des libraires, remet son mandat

11 April 2014

La fédération européenne et internationale des libraires a tenu son assemblée générale à Londres le vendredi 11 avril.

John Mc Namee, président de la fédération européenne des libraires depuis 2005, et réélu en 2008 pour un second mandat de 3 ans, prolongé jusqu'en 2013,  a remis  son mandat de président à ses pairs. Read more »

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

11 March 2014

Les livres font circuler les idées, nourrissent l'esprit et favorisent la liberté d'expression. Les citoyens européens doivent avoir accès aux livres afin de comprendre les valeurs démocratiques européennes, indispensables à notre projet commun. Les livres permettent aux citoyens de participer à la vie économique, sociale, culturelle et politique. C'est particulièrement vrai dans un univers numérique qui privilégie la connaissance et requiert de plus en plus de talents de lecture. Read more »

ICYB 2014 in Riga, Latvia: May 11th-16th, 2014 is organized by The Latvian Booksellers Association

18 February 2014

This year Latvia is chosen to be the host country of ICYB, furthermore, this year Riga is also chosen by European Union as European Capital of Culture 2014. The designation provides us with a series of cultural events and Latvians are excited to use the opportunity to show the capital of Latvia at its best.
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The International Publishers Association calls on Europe to end VAT discrimination on e-books

12 February 2014

End the discrimination: time for Europe to reduce VAT on e-books

With a European Commission expert group currently examining the best ways to tax the digital economy, IPA Secretary General Jens Bammel has called for VAT rates on e-books to be brought into line with physical books. 
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EWC, EBF and FEP publish a book manifesto for the European elections 2014

5 February 2014

MANIFESTO FOR THE 2014 EUROPEAN ELECTIONS

Books convey ideas, feed the mind and make freedom of expression a reality. European citizens need to have access to books in order to understand the European democratic values which are underlying the European process. Books are key to our citizens' participation in economic, social, cultural and political life. This is especially true given the emergence of the knowledge economy and the increasing demand for literacy skills this has brought about. Read more »

German Minister of Culture Monika Grütters in favour of reduced VAT rates on e-books

27 January 2014

Free translation of the press release issued yesterday by the German Minister of Culture about reduced VAT on e -books. Press release in German below.

Said German Minister of Culture, Monika Grütters: reduced VAT for eBooks protects the diversity of our book offer

According to the present EU legislation, electronic books, newspapers and journals are electronic services and carry the full VAT rate. Read more »

Les auteurs d'Allemagne et de France engagés dans le marché numérique

29 October 2013

Le mercredi 23 octobre 2013 à 16:26:28

ng [at] actualitte [dot] com (Nicolas Gary) Directeur de la publication de ActuaLitté

Les auteurs d'Allemagne et de France engagés dans le marché numérique Read more »

On the interoperability of e-book formats

16 October 2013

Download here the  study on the  interoperability of e-book formats, commissioned from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz by the European & International Booksellers Federation.

The full study in English as well as a summary of the study in German and French are available in attachment below.

French Booksellers strongly support the law on book delivery costs

4 October 2013

Pour un juste équilibre entre les attentes des consommateurs et les impératifs des libraires en ligne.

Le SDLC, syndicat des distributeurs de loisirs culturels, se félicite de l'adoption à l'unanimité des députés de l'alinéa sur le rétablissement du prix unique du livre sur Internet

Néanmoins, nous constatons une zone d'imprécision entre le texte voté et les propos de Madame la Ministre de la culture et de la communication. Read more »