In the estimation of LitRes chief Sergey Anuriev, ebooks could double as a factor in Russia’s market within two years and audiobooks are showing new strength as well. The prime challenge: piracy.
As sales of nonfiction books increase in Russia, the country’s largest publisher, Eksmo-AST, opens a new nonfiction imprint, Bombora, to meet this demand.
‘Quite a big challenge to aim for the world’s largest book market’: Moscow’s Clever Publishing wants $10 million in North American sales in three years.
Education and science minister Olga Vasilieva says the collapse of the Soviet Union ended the work of international promotion agencies for Russian books.
With a bright, new stand design and a newly launched Ukrainian Book Institute, the country’s publishers and literature made a big splash in Frankfurt.
Larger book publishing companies in Russia attract more government support, say critics, while smaller houses struggle to keep up.
Referring to Russian’s ‘anti-gay propaganda law,’ the IPA chief tells Muscovites that restrictions on freedom to publish are wrong.
As publishers in Ukraine continue to struggle, the country’s ban on importing Russian-language books has led to decreased consumer demand and fewer titles.
As an American author and her Russian publisher reveal, literary censorship is ongoing, and reports indicate that Moscow is increasing its efforts.
Russia’s book piracy problem seems to be getting worse: in a new survey, two out of three respondents say they believe downloading pirated content is legal.