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Key facts

Population: 1.3m (est.2016)
Official language: Estonian
Currency: Euro (€)
Important ministries: Ministry of Education and Research, Ministry of Culture
Official statistics office:
Statistics Estonia
Trade associations: Eesti Kirjastuste Liit (Estonian Publishers’ Association) and
Eesti Raamatukaubastajate Liit (Estonian Booksellers Association)
Annual book fair: Tallinn Book Fair organised by the Estonian Publishers’ Association and National Library of Estonia in April of each year.
Translation programme: The Cultural Endownment of Estonia, (Eesti
Kuluurkapital), funds a grant for literary translation called Traducta. A programme “English Wallet” has been set up to allow extra possibilities for translating Estonian novels into English
VAT on books: 9% print and 20% ebooks
Fixed book price system: No


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 Book market statistics August 2017

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Literature and Bookmarket: Estonia - presented by Tauno Vahter (Board member of Estonian Publishers' Association; Board member of Estonian Literature Centre and Editor-in-chief of Tänapäev Publishers. PowerPoint for London Book Fair 2018 Market Focus.