How is taxing ebooks as print books supposed to work?

Re-posted here from Medium for my own archives. Feel free to ignore. It’s a popular stance among publishers that they and their industry are a gentle sprinkle of special snowflakes and that their software (i.e. ebooks) should be taxed at a lower VAT rate than other software (i.e. websites or any other kind of digital file). They’ve managed to [wrangle several EU member countries to their cause](http://publishingperspectives.com/2015/04/france-germany-italy-poland-call-for-lowering-vat-on-ebooks/): According to the four ministers, to foster innovation and secure the future of Europe’s e-publishing, technology-neutral regulations must be clearly asserted at the European level.

Knights and Necromancers 2 has been released

My second ebook, Knights and Necromancers 2: Loot, kill, obey, is available now from Amazon, iBooks, and Kobo. From the Knights and Necromancers 2 page on the Heartpunk website: The wreckers have their shipwreck and their loot. Their next step is to get rid of the witnesses. Grace and Cera’s only hope is to make it to safety in Galti; a small fishing village ignored and forgotten by the outside world.

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