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GEOBLOCKING: EIBF REJOICES AT THE RESULT OF THE SECOND TRILOGUE

The European and International Booksellers Federation – EIBF – notes with great satisfaction that the negotiations held yesterday between the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council (trilogue) about the geo-blocking regulation were positive.

The proposal agreed upon yesterday, and tabled by the Estonian Presidency, leaves copyright-protected material, including e-books, out of the scope of the regulation and proposes a review clause of 2 years.

In practice, due to the entry into force and various steps in the process, this means that the review clause will not kick off before the end of 2020 or the spring 2021.Read more

EIBF NEWSFLASH 135 – 16 NOVEMBER

  • GEO-BLOCKING: COMPROMISE PROPOSED BY THE ESTONIAN PRESIDENCY, E-BOOKS TO BE INCLUDED IN A 2-YEAR REVIEW CLAUSE  
  • YOUR SAY ON FAIR TAXATION OF DIGITAL ECONOMY – CONSULTATION NOW OPEN
  • PLATFORMS TO BUSINESS RELATIONS – HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE INCEPTION IMPACT ASSESSMENT
  • LOWER VAT ON E-PUBLICATIONS – STATE OF PLAY
  • NEW ZEALAND: GST (GOOD AND SERVICE TAX)  ON INTERNET PURCHASES SOON A REALITY

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EIBF NEWSFLASH 133 – 19 OCTOBER

  • EIBF CONFERENCE WRAP UP
  • EIBF CONFERENCE SATISFACTION SURVEY – LAST CALL
  • FIXED PRICE ON BOOKS IN FRENCH SPEAKING BELGIUM AS OF 2018
  • GEO-BLOCKING: THE DEADLOCK PERSISTS
  • HAVE YOUR SAY ON PLATFORM-TO BUSINESS RELATIONS – LAST CALL TO SEND YOUR ANSWERS – DEADLINE 25/10
  • WINTER INSTITUTE 2018 – MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, JANUARY 22-25/01/2018 – REGISTRATION FULL, WAITLIST NOW OPEN

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Presentations made at the EIBF Conference in Frankfurt, 12/10/2016

The second edition of the EIBF conference “Creative and Innovative Solutions by Bookshops and Booksellers Associations” took place in Frankfurt on 12.10.2017 and gathered a total of about 60 participants. This year again, many fascinating presentations were made and a wide range of topics was covered.

You can find the slides of all these presentations in PDF format below:

  1. Susanne König’s Keynote (USA),
    Executive Director of “Powerhouse” and “Powerhouse on 8th”, Recipient of the Bookseller Prize of the German Book Office New York
  2. The best things I have done in my bookshop
    1. Pierre Coursières (France), CEO of “Le Furet du Nord”
    2. Daniel Lager (Germany), owner of “Bücherstube Fuhlsbüttel” and “Bücherstube am Kronstieg”
    3. Jane Streeter (UK), owner of the “Bookcase”, past President of the Booksellers Association of the UK & Irelan
    1. The best things my Booksellers Association has done

      1. Sveinung Råmundal (Norway), owner of “Kviteseid Bookshop”, Board member of the Norwegian Booksellers Association
      2. Nadezhda Mikhaylova (Russia), General Director of “Moscow Book House”, President of the Association of Book Distributors of Independent States
      3. Joel Becker (Australia), CEO of the Australian Booksellers Association – video presentation
      4. Jakub Petr (Czech Republic), owner of “Knihkupectiví Papyrus”, Czech Booksellers & Publishers Association
      5. Mats Ahlström (Sweden), owner of “Djursholms Bokhandel”, President of the Swedish Booksellers Association

EIBF NEWSFLASH 132 – 28 SEPTEMBER 2017

  • GENERAL ASSEMBLY 5 PM AND DINNER ON 12 OCTOBER, 7 PM
  • EIBF  CONFERENCE: KEYNOTE SPEECH BY AWARDED BOOKSELLER AND DISCUSSION WITH RENOWNED AUTHOR
  • GEO-BLOCKING: TRILOGUE DEADLOCK, EIBF FOCUSES ON REPRESENTATIONS OF MEMBER STATES TO EXPLAIN ISSUES AT STAKE FOR BOOKSELLERS
  • HAVE YOUR SAY ON PLATFORMS TO BUSINESS RELATIONS – SEND YOUR ANSWERS BY 10 OCTOBER
  • XAVIER MONI APPOINTED NEW PRESIDENT OF THE SYNDICAT DE LA LIBRAIRIE FRANCAISE (SLF)
  • WINTER INSTITUTE 2018 – MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, JANUARY 22-25/01/2018 – REGISTRATION FULL, WAITLIST NOW OPEN

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