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

Book: THE DIVINE LAWS
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Everything in life, both on this Planet and in the entire Universe, follows The Divine Laws, whether we agree or disagree, whether we are aware or unaware.    We can live without being aware of them and this fact is … Read More

Book: THE DECALOGUE FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN
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The difference between a positive action and a negative one, between a good deed and a bad deed lies in our intention: a deed done out of a negative intention becomes bad (even if it has no negative consequences) and … Read More

7 BIG STEPS TO A BETTER LIFE
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If someone told you that a better life is available for any soul on this Planet- that we can access happiness, beauty and success through love, without a considerable effort, wouldn’t that sound interesting? To see that your youth, glow … Read More

EU Publishing Market – Market sales and output
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The activity with the largest aggregate market value across the EU was newspaper publishing in 2010, with its value surpassing 40 billion Euro. The publication of periodicals and that of books followed closely with values nearing 37 billion and 30 … Read More

EU Commission accepts legally binding commitments for sale of e-books
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EU Commission accepts legally binding commitments from Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, Hachette, Holtzbrinck and Apple for sale of e-books The European Commission has adopted a decision that renders legally binding commitments offered by Apple and four international publishers – … Read More

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