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Latest News: Europeans more interested in eBooks but VAT-rules are a solid obstacle

Latest News: Europeans more interested in eBooks but VAT-rules are a solid obstacle

eLearningworld News from EU While growth of the eBook-market in US and Canada is stabilising on a mature level the European eBook-market that is lagging far behind, e.g. because of VAT-rules, is showing promising growth, research shows. In Italy 4.5 million people read at least one eBook during the last year. In UK that is the largest eBook-market in Europe 30% of all books sold was eBooks 2014. The eBook-market in Europe that generates the… Continue reading

EU Commission thinks digital but not for the integrating Book Market

Latest News: Poland goes to European Court of Justice over VAT on eBooks

eLearningworld’s Weekly Review Carlos Moedas, EU Research Commissioner, claimed this week that the public should have open access to government funded research. He stresses that science journal publishing companies should reshape their business models to fit an open access system. Moedas said: “There is a revolution happening in the way science works. Every part of the scientific method is nowadays becoming an open, collaborative and participative process. Can publishers afford to stay out of that… Continue reading