‘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.
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.