Warm weather is here – or will be soon for those who are still experiencing an unusually long winter. That means heading into the great outdoors – whether in a busy urban environment or in the natural wilderness. You may be headed to the subway, the nearest bike path, the beach, or to the mountains for some hiking or camping.
Maybe you’re just going to hang out in the park or enjoy a lunchtime picnic. Whatever the situation may be, you’ll want to have convenient options for bringing along your e-reader gadget as a trusted companion. As the
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