A major Polish retailer is betting on ‘small format bookstores’ and proliferating locations to make a success of its new Mole Mole bookshops.
With a ‘shared goal’ of ‘a Europe in which free individuals can reach political consensus,’ Germany and Poland came together at Warsaw Book Fair last week.
Themed on the concept of words’ power to have impact, the German Guest of Honor program has opened at Warsaw Book Fair, and continues this weekend.
‘An intense German-Polish cultural dialogue,’ Germany’s Warsaw plan is led by Frankfurt Book Fair, Goethe-Institut, and Berlin’s Foreign Office.
Having seen a bid for fixed book prices stall out before, the Polish publishers’ association is making its case again to legislators in hopes of improving the industry’s prospects.
With publicity agents churning out releases and publishers’ stands hectic with meetings, London Book Fair has opened its crowded three-day schedule.
‘We’ve ceased to be anonymous migrants,’ says Dariusz Jaworski. London Book Fair attendees next week will be greeted by Books From Poland.
Two Polish authors—one named for his cross-media work—are among London Book Fair’s lineup of Authors of the Day in March.
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.