German and French book trades issue impassioned plea for government support

German and French book trades issue impassioned plea for government support

Germany and France have called on policy-makers in their respective governments in Berlin and Paris as well as in Brussels for sustainable policies to promote books in the digital age.

The trade associations of both countries issued a joint statement at the annual German trade conference, organised this week by Börsenverein des deutschen Buchhandels in Berlin.

The impassioned plea for a forward-looking European strategy for books and the book industry as a whole is far-reaching and aims beyond the boundaries of the signatories. These include Börsenverein as the single body for the German ...

This is subscriber-only content

Not a subscriber? Get unrestricted access to all the news, charts, previews, data & analysis by subscribing from as little as £3 per week.


Why Subscribe?

Every issue of The Bookseller magazine

Unlimited access to thebookseller.com (single user)

The Bookseller e-edition app for tablet and mobile

Subscriber-only newsletters

Twice yearly Buyer's Guides worth £50

Discounts on The Bookseller Awards and Conferences

Click here to subscribe now