Philip Jones considers the impact that EU finance ministers' decision to reduce VAT rates on digital books will have on publishers.
For those who predicted the death of the physical book and digital dominating the market by the end of this decade, the print and digital... Read more
Can Amazon be allowed to contractually enforce arrangements that secure its hegemony? In 2011 the European Commission opened an investigation into e-book price-fixing... Read more
With the Booksellers Association’s Academic, Professional & Specialist conference on the horizon (11th–13th March), I wanted to take this opportunity to take stock of the... Read more
Consultants and pundits, look away now. The book market is performing in almost exactly the wrong way. The big publishers are not gaining market share;... Read more
Barely two weeks into 2015, and already the year is shaping up to be a humdinger. Booksellers are back! The print book... Read more
Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing claimed the Publisher E-Book Ranking top spot for the week ending 25th April.
A 205% surge in e-book library loans and extra investment in digital resources during the coronavirus crisis will have a long-term effect on public libraries,... Read more
VAT on digital publications will be scrapped today (Friday 1st May) after Chancellor Rishi Sunak fast-tracked the plan, saying it would help readers and publishers during the... Read more
Publishers are seeing a surge in e-book and audio sales of up to 25% as readers escape the lockdown with feel-good fiction.