Book trade

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Book trade is an industry that deals with the production and sale of books , in particular printed works, e-books, and other forms of media also so-called non-books. The branch is divided into three branches or trade levels – the manufacturing book trade ( publishing book trade ) , book … Read More

eBook History

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1970s and 1980s In 1971, Michael Hart created the Gutenberg Project with the aim of digitizing a large quantity of books and creating a virtual library offering a collection of electronic documents for free access. With this project, Hart wanted … Read More

Book publishing

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(Printer working an early Gutenberg letterpress from the 15th century. (1877 engraving)) Publishing consists in presenting, reproducing, then legally marketing the intellectual production of an author. Publishing, in the broad sense, covers all forms of content production: literary, scientific, musical … Read More

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the book market

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One of the most important economic effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic is the awareness of the importance of supply chains for all products that eventually reach consumers. Supplying both the components needed to manufacture a product and the finished … Read More

European Union: Lower VAT on e-books, bringing them into line with printed books

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EU citizens could pay less for e-books after plans to allow member states to reduce VAT on e-publications were backed in committee on Wednesday. An EU Commission proposal to enable member states to charge a reduced rate of VAT on … Read More

Short book history

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The history of the book is that of a series of technical innovations that have improved the quality of access to information, portability, and the cost of production. But considered from the artistic or collection point of view, the book … Read More

European Commission seeks feedback on commitments offered by Amazon in e-book investigation

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The European Commission is inviting comments on commitments offered by Amazon to address competition concerns relating to parity clauses in contracts with publishers. The clauses may breach EU antitrust rules and result in reduced competition among e-book distributors, and less … Read More

EU book market

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In the media and entertainment markets, the book market is the only one where EU companies (Bertelsman, Hachette, Pearson, Wolters Kluwer) lead. In 2009, global book market revenue was US $ billion 109 (Total size of the media and entertainment … Read More

The Publishing Industry

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The publishing industry is the “oldest” if not the “original” sector of the media and content industries as it can be dated back to the introduction of the format used for modern books (the codex: block of wood, book) (Latin … Read More

The book industry – Regional markets

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Consumer & Educational Book Market by regions: 2009 & 2015 (forecast) (US $ billion) (PWC 2011): Books Publ. >>> 2009 >>> 2015 North America >>> 33 >>> 37 EMEA >>> 43 >>> 46 Germany >>>  >>> 10 France >>>  >>> … Read More

VAT for publications in EU member states

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VAT is currently regulated by Council Directive 2006/112/EC of 28 November 2006 on the common system of value added tax (the “VAT Directive”). Under the current rules, Member States may apply a reduced VAT rate to books, periodicals and newspapers … Read More

Free Book: SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION – HOW CAN WE GROW?

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If we are able to realize earlier in life that our most important purpose is to grow inside, to polish the diamond which is our soul, we could avoid many sufferings by learning lessons with anticipation! Wealth, fame, material values come to … Read More

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