There has been many fascinating presentations made at this year’s EIBF conference at the Frankfurt Book Fair on a wide range of topics. You can find the slides of all these presentations in PDF format below:
- Jan Orthey’s Keynote
- The Best thing I did for my Bookshop this year
- Rosamund de la Hey (UK), owner of “The Mainstreet Trading Company”
- Maria Hamrefors (SWE), CEO of “Akademikbokhandeln”
- Philippa Duffy (NZ), General Manager of the “Otago University Bookshop”
- Patricia Genat (AUS), CEO of “ALS Library Services
- Best practices in book distribution
- José Manuel Anta & Juancho Pons (ESP), Managing director of FANDE & The President of the Spanish Booksellers Association
- Klaus Renkl (GER), Business Development, ePublishing/Tolino
- Nana Lohrengel (ITA), General Secretary, Umberto and Elisabetta Mauri Foundation
- The best thing my BA did last year
- Tim Godfray (UK) & Jane Streeter, CEO of the Booksellers Association of the U.K. and Ireland & the owner of “The Bookcase”
- Oren Teicher (US), CEO of the American Booksellers Association
- Juancho Pons (ESP), President of the Spanish Booksellers Association
- Alex Schade (NL), Sales Director, “The Dutch Book Token”
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.
Read EIBF’s full contribution
Frankfurt Book Fair, Tulip Lounge, Hall 5.1
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