Anna Soler-Pont reports that as publishers have endured the recession, literary translations take backseat, while piracy still hampers ebook adoption in Spain.
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Kotobi.com, a major new Arabic ebookstore launched at this year’s Cairo Book Fair, has potential to be a gamechanger for publishing in the region.
Increased market supply appears to be having an impact on Spanish ebook piracy, though it remains a widespread problem.
Literary scout Simone Garzella looks at what’s selling in the the Arabic book market how the region continues to evolve amidst some troubled times.
James Appell of Bookmate.ru, Russia’s leading ebook subscription service discusses the company’s ambitions to expand beyond Russia’s borders and to beat piracy.
Russia’s ebook market is expanding as more legitimate titles come online and efforts are made to fight piracy. Could ebook piracy finally be waning?
Challenged by shrinking sales and online piracy, Poland’s publishing industry aims to mitigate losses with more stringent price regulation, reports Jaroslaw Adamowski.
The Read Legally public awareness campaign was launched to discourage Russians from downloading pirated ebooks, equating it with stealing from authors.
China’s search engine giant Baidu has launched a new e-publishing site offering control of pricing and no commission in hope of improving relations with publishers.
Despite the lack of a publisher and censorship issues, pirated copies of Fifty Shades of Grey are proving popular at Chinese online bookstores.