With the number of bookstores in Russia in free fall as a result of rising rents, the Russian government is extending subsidies to support retailers.
Ronald Schild of Germany’s MVB discusses how research shows simple metadata fixes, like putting the language of a book in your metadata, can double sales.
At the New Yorker, Adam Gopnik laments the closing of a bookshop in Paris, ultimately tying it to a loss of a kind of personal freedom.
For generations, the story of the Greek Jews during the Holocaust was never told, but more recently willing publishers have tackled this important task.
In Madrid, several top ebook distributors meet to discuss mutual challenges in book publishing and the possibility of a common European digital market.
Changes in VAT designed to force Amazon to pay higher tax rates is complicating direct sales for self-published authors, potentially strengthening Amazon.
Russian publishers are fighting a government mandate that requires them to offer ebook editions of all their titles for a new national digital library.
Read Forward, a Romanian startup which developed the first digital textbook in the Romanian market, launched its first international office in London.
A government-sponsored program in Poland is bringing digital textbooks to primary, middle and high schools across 14 subjects of the national curriculum.
PP’s latest column for the Italy’s Giornale della Libreria is a translation of our article “Amazon is a More ‘Modest Beast,’ says UK Tech Expert.”