Unless you live in Europe or are the business of selling books to European markets, you might not even be aware that there has been a movement afoot in European Union (EU) courts related to the tax on e-books. But for some people, particularly those in France and Luxembourg, the ruling handed down this month by the powerful and influential Court of Justice of the European Union is a pretty big deal. That’s because the Valued Added Tax or VAT that is charged to those who purchase e-books in those nations just surged about 15%
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Not long ago people were saying that electronic publishing was a passing trend that would never catch on, because readers would not accept the transition from real ink and bound paper to e-books. But here we are in the first quarter of 2015, and according to a news report published in the UK Guardian, electronic books are outpacing traditional printed ones. Here are some recent e-book industry developments that should be of interest to any avid e-book reader.
Sales of Printed Books are in Decline as E-book Sales Rise
As explained in the newspaper article, print sales of
While you’re spending your winter staying warm and cozy, why not stay inspired and defeat the “winter blues” by visualizing your next fun travel adventure? Here are some ideas to get you started:
The 2015 Rand McNally Travel Atlas
Get the 2015 edition of the most trusted and best-selling atlas on the market, now available for on your iPad, at the Apple e-book store. The 2015 Road Atlas features all of Rand McNally’s Classic Atlas maps, state facts and figures, a mileage calculator, and links to additional travel content and info.
Rough Guides E-Books
The Rough Guides offer