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Russian Book Sales Plummet in Ukraine, Imports to Be Cut

A map of the Ukraine which does not depict the annexation of the Crimea by Russia.

Sales of Russian books in the Ukraine have plummeted in 2014 and the Ukrainian government is looking at passing legislation to curtail imports further.

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Chinese Book Market Snapshot: Bestsellers, E-publishing, Translation

Chai Jing, one of China's best known TV interviewers, has sold 3 million copies of her book Kanjian (Insight).

Xiaoying Chu at Charlesworth (Beijing) Information Services details the booming Chinese digital publishing market and the strides being make by online booksellers.

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Polish Book Chains Re-imagine Stores, Expand to Small Cities

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Poland’s two largest bookstore chains, Matras and Empik, are adding new services and plan vast expansions amid a shrinking number of independent bookstores.

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Lit Fest in London Builds Buzz for Aussie and Kiwi Authors

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The inaugural Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts brought 130 authors and performers to London, showcasing the two nations’ talents.

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Harlequin Romance Tries to Adjust to Changing Times

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Writing for The New Yorker, Adrienne Raphel looks back at the glory days of Harlequin Romances and looks at its acquisition by HarperCollins.

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Amazon and Twitter Team Up on Social Shopping

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Add products to your Amazon shopping cart with a tweet. Will this new cooperation between Amazon and Twitter help publisher sell more books on social media?

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In the Global Book Market, India and Brazil Remain Hot

Andre Breedt

India and Brazil are the places to be for publishers, according to figures revealed by Nielsen’s Andre Breedt in a swift overview of the global book market.

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8 Ways Oyster Books Can Rule the Ebook Subscription Market

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In the six months since its debut, the $14 million Oyster ebook subscription platform has yet to take off. What’s lacking? What could be improved? We advise.

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“Self-Published Authors = 50% of the EBook Market by 2020″

Mark Coker

Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords, has made the prediction that self-published books will account for 50% of ebook sales by 2020.

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How to Buy a Top Spot on the New York Times Bestseller List

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Carolyn Kellogg reports in the Los Angeles Times about how ResultSource Inc. was able, through clever machinations, to generate a #1 New York Times bestseller.

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