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Russian Book Sales Plummet in Ukraine, Imports to Be Cut

A map of the Ukraine which does not depict the annexation of the Crimea by Russia.

Sales of Russian books in the Ukraine have plummeted in 2014 and the Ukrainian government is looking at passing legislation to curtail imports further.

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Amazon Explains Why It Thinks $9.99 is the Right Price for Ebooks

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On the Kindle forum, Amazon said it wants to price most ebooks at $9.99, claiming lower prices will sell more books and return more money to authors. Many disagree.

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Frankfurt’s Free “Global Trends in Publishing” Report

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The Frankfurt Book Fair’s new Business Club is making available the new “Global Trends in Publishing” report compiled by Rüdiger Wischenbart for free.

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Lit Fest in London Builds Buzz for Aussie and Kiwi Authors

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The inaugural Australia & New Zealand Festival of Literature & Arts brought 130 authors and performers to London, showcasing the two nations’ talents.

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Argentina’s Book Market Reels from Economic Challenges

Buenos Aires' book fair remains a wildly popular event among Porteños.

Argentina’s publishing industry has suffered serious setbacks due to changes in government policies, but some see opportunity despite the challenges.

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In the Global Book Market, India and Brazil Remain Hot

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India and Brazil are the places to be for publishers, according to figures revealed by Nielsen’s Andre Breedt in a swift overview of the global book market.

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Is Norway Paradise for Publishers?

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Norway’s oil wealth and commitment to education offers unparalleled opportunities for publishers and writers alike, argues The New Republic.

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Ukrainian Book Publishing Fears Hard Times Ahead

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Ukraine’s new government is considering withdrawing support for the publishing industry and eliminating tax and other benefits for publishers to save cash.

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How to Buy a Top Spot on the New York Times Bestseller List

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Carolyn Kellogg reports in the Los Angeles Times about how ResultSource Inc. was able, through clever machinations, to generate a #1 New York Times bestseller.

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Indian STM Publishing Worth $200m, 20% Growth, 2% Ebooks

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A snapshot of STM publishing in India, which represents 84% of the publishing industry’s profits in the country, from this February’s GLOBALOCAL conference.

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