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Public consultation on reduced VAT rates for electronic publications – EIBF Contribution

Between the 25th of July and the 19th of September, the European Commission conducted a consultation under the title “reduced VAT rates for electronically supplied publications”, since these publications are still taxed at a standard VAT rate compared to printed books and newspapers which can enjoy a reduced rate (but higher than 5%) or a super-reduced rate (under 5%).

The Commission is committed to create a legislative proposal that would allow Member states to apply  to electronically supplied publications the same VAT rates that Member States can currently apply to printed publications. The objective of the consultation was to invite the public, businesses and representative organisations to share their views on the proposal and its elements. Together with its members, EIBF has contributed an opinion to express the stance of booksellers on creating a fairer taxation system for electronically supplied publications.

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EIBF NEWSFLASH 103

  1. ANTITRUST: COMMISSION PUBLISHES INITIAL FINDINGS OF E-COMMERCE SECTOR INQUIRY
  2. AMAZON IN THE PIPELINE SAYS COMMISSIONER VESTAGER
  3. COPYRIGHT PACKAGE IS OUT
  4. HOW TO GET YOUR FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR TICKETS: GUIDELINES
  5. CONSULTATION ON REDUCED VAT FOR E-BOOKS, MOST RECENT STATEMENT BY COMMISSIONER MOSCOVICI
  6. EIBF EVENT AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT – 9.11.2016 – BLOCK THE DATE
  7. FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR CONFERENCE 20/10/2016 – 10 am to 5 pm, PRE-FINAL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE : “CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS BY BOOKSHOPS AND BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATIONS”
  8. GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR
  9. WINTER INSTITUTE 2017: INVITES BOOKSELLERS TO MEET IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA FROM JANUARY 27-30

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Creative and innovative solutions by bookshops and Booksellers Associations – EIBF Conference, 10.00-18.00, Thursday 20.10.16

Frankfurt Book Fair, Room TBC

Join  the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) and  meet key stakeholders in the  bookselling industry. Exchange insights with them on trends and developments in your business. Bookseller or trade association? Wholesaler or distributor? Do not wait to join this very unique one-day conference, where you will have an exclusive opportunity to share experiences and examples of best practices.

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EIBF NEWSFLASH 102

  1. SIGN THE PETITION FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN TURKEY
  2. STATE AID: IRELAND GAVE ILLEGAL TAX BENEFITS TO APPLE WORTH UP TO €13 BILLION
  3. EIBF EVENT AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT – 9.11.2016 – BLOCK THE DATE
  4. FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR CONFERENCE 20/10/2016 – 10 am to 5 pm, PRE-FINAL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE : “CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS BY BOOKSHOPS AND BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATIONS”
  5. GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR
  6. COPYRIGHT REFORM
  7. WINTER INSTITUTE 2017: ABA INVITES BOOKSELLERS TO MEET IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA FROM JANUARY 27-30

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PETITION FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION: #FreeWordsTurkey – THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT AND THE EU COMMISSION MUST TAKE A STAND ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN TURKEY

The German Publishers and Booksellers Association (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels e.V.), the PEN Centre Germany (PEN-Zentrum Deutschland) and Reporters Without Borders (Reporter ohne Grenzen e.V.) call on the German federal government and the EU Commission to make an uncompromising commitment to freedom of expression in Turkey / Online petition at www.change.org/freewordsturkey_en Federal Chancellery lit up with campaign message

FreeWordsTurkey - Pressebild

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EIBF NEWSFLASH 101

  • CONSULTATION ON VAT RATES ON E-BOOKS
  • FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR CONFERENCE 20/10/2016 – 10 am to 5 pm, PRE-FINAL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE : “CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS BY BOOKSTORES AND BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATIONS”
  • GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR
  • FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR: FREE TICKETS FOR EIBF MEMBERS AND THEIR MEMBERS – DEADLINE FOR REQUEST IS 30 AUGUST 2016
  • WINTER INSTITUTE 2017: ABA INVITES BOOKSELLERS TO MEET IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA FROM JANUARY 27-30

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EIBF NEWSFLASH 100

  • FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR CONFERENCE 20/10/2016 – 10 am to 5 pm, PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME AVAILABLE : “CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS BY BOOKSTORES AND BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATIONS”
  • GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR
  • FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR: FREE TICKETS FOR EIBF MEMBERS AND THEIR MEMBERS – DEADLINE FOR REQUEST IS 26 AUGUST 2016
  • WINTER INSTITUTE 2017: ABA INVITES BOOKSELLERS TO MEET IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA FROM JANUARY 27-30

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EIBF NEWSFLASH 099

  • FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR CONFERENCE 20/10/2016 – 10 am to 5 pm – AGM AND DINNER  -“CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS BY BOOKSTORES AND BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATIONS”
  • FREE TICKETS FOR EIBF MEMBERS AND THEIR MEMBERS – DEADLINE FOR REQUEST IS 26 AUGUST 2016

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EIBF NEWSFLASH 098

  • UNESCO WORLD BOOK CAPITAL CITY TO BE APPOINTED ON 22 JUNE 2016 – EIBF REITERATES THE NEED OF A FULL RESPECT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
  • SAVE THE DATE : FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR  CONFERENCE 20/10/2016 – 10 am to 5 pm “CREATIVE AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS BY BOOKSTORES AND BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATIONS”

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LA CAPITALE MONDIALE DU LIVRE 2018 NOMMEE PAR L’UNESCO CE 22 JUIN 2016 – EIBF REITERE L’IMPORTANCE NON NEGOCIABLE DE LA LIBERTE D’EXPRESSION

C’est ce 22 juin 2016 que l’UNESCO devrait dévoiler le nom de la ville désignée Capitale mondiale du livre 2018 ; un choix qui devrait tenir compte des recommandations de l’association internationale des éditeurs (IPA) et la fédération internationale des associations de libraires (IFLA).

Egalement membre du comité de sélection depuis 2002, l’EIBF (et précédemment IBF) a en effet annoncé sa décision de démissionner, effective ce jour.Read more