In Poland, publishing stakeholders stay the need for protective regulation—liked fixed book prices—and IP protection are needed to curb declining book sales.
Legimi cofounder Mikołaj Małaczyński is optimistic that Poland’s already growing ebook market could further benefit from lower VAT rates proposed by the EC.
Poland’s seven-year-old ebook subscription service Legimi is looking to new territories, starting with Germany and a reported catalog of 100,000 German titles.
The publisher of Poland’s edition of ‘The Black Book of Women,’ related to this week’s protests, Beata Stasińska talks of ‘the inscrutable fate of books.’
Presented as an effort to collect copyright revenue from public library loans for writers and other workers in literature, Poland’s new program finds a slow uptake among authors.
Poland’s K-12 schools are “the most obsolete places” in which youngsters spend their time, says Jakub Orczyk. And too many Polish publishers, he says, are losing their readership.
Determinedly offbeat, the Polish children’s publisher Dwie Siostry—created by three, not two, associates—embodies both the spirit of its market’s potential and the struggle of its economy’s realities.
‘Only certain aspects of Polish culture’ are supported by the government, says Katowice-based publisher Sonia Draga in her The Markets interview: ‘I am a careful observer.’
Representing translation rights for contemporary Polish literature and co-owning a publishing house, Magdalena Dębowska worries that readership in Poland ‘is at an historic low.’
Answering the dominance of two bookstore chains’ 400+ locations, Polish publishers create BookBook, their own chain, banking on ‘the unique atmosphere of our bookstores.’