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Latest News: 0% VAT on eBooks could be allowed soon according to EU-draft

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

eLearningworld News from EU The European publishers’ protests against different levels of VAT on printed books and ebooks could result in a VAT-exemption on ebooks, according a draft report on the VAT Action Plan. In the UK VAT on printed books are 0% and ebooks 20% at the moment, in Sweden printed 6% and ebooks 25%. Besides the administrative problems with VAT on digital products on the European Single Market, open societies like the EU… Continue reading

Latest News: Enemies of free publishing: Imprison the word, kill the author

Latest News: Enemies of free publishing: Imprison the word, kill the author

eLearningworld News from the World Different media reported yesterday about enemies of free publishing and their methods. 27 years after the fatwa against Salman Rushdie was declared forty Iranian media outlets has added $600 000 to murder the author. The Iranian deputy Minister of Culture comment that the fatwa will never disappear.  In China the government is implementing new rules to further restrict online publishing by foreign companies. The ban is directed on companies with… Continue reading