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In Spain: Recession Hampers Translation, Piracy Stalls Ebooks

Anna Soler-Pont of Pontas Agency in Barcelona.

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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Major New Arabic Ebookstore Seeing Early Success

Ashraf Maklad, MD, Kotobi.com

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.

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In Spain, Has the Increase in Ebook Releases Reduced Piracy?

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Increased market supply appears to be having an impact on Spanish ebook piracy, though it remains a widespread problem.

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In the Arab World Islam Sells in “P,” Unorthodox Sells in “E”

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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.

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Bookmate.ru: “We Exist To Beat the Ebook Pirates”

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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.

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Is Russia Starting to Solve Its Ebook Piracy Problem?

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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?

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Polish Publishers Face Sales Slump, Propose Fixed-Pricing, Fight Piracy

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Challenged by shrinking sales and online piracy, Poland’s publishing industry aims to mitigate losses with more stringent price regulation, reports Jaroslaw Adamowski.

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Can a Public Awareness Campaign Curb Ebook Piracy?

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The Read Legally public awareness campaign was launched to discourage Russians from downloading pirated ebooks, equating it with stealing from authors.

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China’s Baidu, Plagued by Piracy, Launches New E-Publishing Portal

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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.

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Censorship Be Damned: Fifty Shades of Grey Makes Its Way Into China

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Despite the lack of a publisher and censorship issues, pirated copies of Fifty Shades of Grey are proving popular at Chinese online bookstores.

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