E-books and their future in Europe

Kroes wants changes to keep Europe leading in publishing


Commissioner Kroes wants the digital agenda to shake up the world of electronic publishing, making e-books more avaliable and affordable.

Speaking at the Paris Book Fair, Kroes told her audience of bibliophiles that the "digital revolution" offers many benefits and urged the industry not to be too cautious, as the music industry was, before it saw the benefits.

Kroes said that "we are not sufficiently taking advantage" of the possibilities of electronic publishing,...


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