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Friday, 26 December 2014

VAT shocker for Ereader Users in EU.

Read ebooks? Just got one for Christmas, perhaps? Well, you may not know it, but your local MP and
that friendly crowd of MEPs in Europe have got their heads together and imposed new regulations regarding VAT on digital items. The legislation was intended to stop mammoths like Ebay and Amazon taking advantage of low VAT rates in places like Luxemburg, but with the usual attention to detail shown by our political representatives (sic) they neglected to make allowances for small businesses.
For you, as a reader, this means that any digital book you purchase from 1st January 2015 will be more expensive. In some cases, depending on your country of residence, the price could rise by 25%. In UK, the VAT will go up from 3% to 20%, if you buy via Amazon.
So, it might be worth looking for and buying those new books for your Ereader before 1st January checks in.

And, if I might be a bit cheeky, perhaps you'll understand if I alert you to the fact that my own adult epic fantasy trilogy, A Seared Sky, is available at a special price at present, which means you'll make double savings if you buy before 1st January.  Click here to reach that deal
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