In Poland, publishing stakeholders stay the need for protective regulation—liked fixed book prices—and IP protection are needed to curb declining book sales.
A market with few reliable statistics, Pakistan’s literary leaders work in Western publishing markets and its main play at home is in textbooks.
Book industry statistics in Spain show a market still in trouble, despite some signs of growth. Publishers are focusing on relatively healthy export sales to boost revenue.
‘The reason we want to start selling ebooks direct into ASEAN,’ says Monsoon’s Philip Tatham, is because it’s a major and rare territory still without heavy competition from major ebook retailers.
‘With piracy, we cannot pay for either rights or good translations,’ says publisher Hassan Yaghi. His Dar al-Tanweer has offices in three nations and sees the Arabic publishing world’s challenges well.
Colombia is still “a young country” in literacy. The Bogotá Book Fair is helping to change that, says the publishing association chief.
Some research indicates that only about a quarter of readers in China pay for online content. News Agency Xinhua reports on the problem.
The Turkish book market offers great opportunities for foreign publishers. Özkan Özdem shares need-to-know information for working with Turkish publishers.
Turkish Literary Agent Nermin Mollaoğlu offers advice to foreign publishers looking to both buy from and sell into this burgeoning market.
Several western journalists have accused Algoritm Publishing House in Russia, a firm that specializes in political titles on Putin, of plagiarism.