Wed, 17/04/2013 - 10:00
Publishers and agents sounded a note of caution about European markets, but insisted optimism in the UK was strong as LBF entered its final day.
Many fairgoers noted it as one of the busiest LBFs in recent years, yet a number pointed out that many European territories seem to be struggling.
Jeremy Trevathan, Pan Macmillan...
Thu, 06/12/2012 - 08:59
Following a debate on content in the digital economy held yesterday (5th December), the European Commission has agreed on a path to modernise copyright for the digital economy.
The Commission's objective is "to ensure that copyright stays fit for purpose in this new digital context," a statement said. "The...
Wed, 14/11/2012 - 08:05
Olaf Winsløw, c.e.o. of the Den Danske Boghandlerforening (the Danish BA), has called on parliament to regulate retailers to protect shops and the "diversity and quality" of Danish publishing.
Speaking before a panel of the Danish parliament's cultural committee looking into the health of the book trade on 7th...
Fri, 28/09/2012 - 14:44
Publit, a Swedish-based e-book service, is to launch an English-language version of its website this week as a prelude to the roll-out of the full operation internationally from 2013.
In Sweden it has deals with more than 200 publishers and authors, including Bonnier and Harlequin, which are both signed up to its “direct-to-...
Thu, 05/07/2012 - 14:50
The European Commission has launched an "infringement procedure" against France and Luxembourg after the two countries unilaterally lowered their VAT rates on e-books.
The EC has accused the countries of "creating serious distortions of competition" that are damaging to competitors in other EU countries and has...
Wed, 06/06/2012 - 10:03
Bonnier has launched a new company, Bonnier Books New Markets, to focus on strategic acquisitions and new business development in book publishing within Europe.
Hartmut Jedicke, c.e.o. of Bonnier Media Deutschland and chairman of the board for Bonnier Publishing in the UK, is c.e.o. for the new company, which is located in Germany....
Wed, 02/03/2011 - 16:00
A number of European publishers have had their offices raided by inspectors from the European Commission investigating alleged price-fixing of digital books. In some cases laptops and smartphones of senior executives have been seized.
The Directorate General for Competition said the Commission had "reason to believe that the...
Mon, 25/01/2010 - 08:50
Authors Stieg Larsson, Stephenie Meyer, and Dan Brown made the biggest impact on European book buyers in 2009, according to an analysis of the top 10 international fiction bestsellers published by book trade magazines, including The Bookseller, Germany's Buchreport, and France's Livres Hebdo, over the past 12...
Mon, 07/09/2009 - 07:08
Google has agreed to have two non-US representatives on the governing board of the registry that will administer the landmark settlement between its and US publishers and autors, according to a letter sent to 16 European Union publishers' representatives at the weekend, a copy of which has been seen by the Financial Times.
Mon, 24/08/2009 - 07:47
Depending on which version you read the New York Times reports that "opposition is mounting" against the Google Settlement as well as "dividing publishers and authors in Europe". The agreement would give Google the right to sell digital copies of millions of books, including those originally published in Europe that...