The expansionist drive at Prague’s Albatros Media continues with the company’s acquisition of Panteon, a press focused on adult fiction.
Czech Republic’s Children’s Publisher Albatros Media Buys Vyšehrad
Already estimated to hold some 17 percent of the Czech wholesale book market, Albatros Media this spring continues broadening its acquisitions portfolio by buying the country’s oldest publisher, gaining access to the adult nonfiction market in the process.
Czech Republic Inaugurates a Tax-Deductible Book Allowance for Employees
A new tax law allows Czech companies to offer tax-deductible book vouchers to employees. Publishers are hoping for a boost in book sales and book prices.
Czech Translator Veronika ter Harmsel Havlíková Wins Dutch Letterenfonds Prize
Translator Veronika ter Harmsel Havlíková will collect €15,000 in Friday’s winner’s ceremony in Amsterdam.
A Czech Second-Hand Books Boom: Knihobot’s Big Year
Knihobot, an online second-hand bookseller, is seeing increasing success with Czech consumers and plans to expand to Slovakia and Germany.
Czech Publisher Albatros Media Expands Its Direct International Sales
The Czech publishing house Albatros Media has expanded its business by translating and selling its own titles into Spanish and English-language markets.
Czech Newspaper Launches Crowdfunded Effort in Book Publishing
The Miami-based Czech news correspondent Jana Ciglerová is the author of the first book to be released in October by the newly established Edice N in Prague.
Czech Book Sales Rise Amid Ongoing Industry Consolidation
Overall book sales in the Czech Republic are up as the number of new titles published declines slightly. Industry consolidation and a focus on high-performing books may be the cause.
Czech Publisher Grada Opens Bookport, an Ebook Subscription Platform
More than a quarter of the roughly 15,000 ebooks available in Czech are on the newly launched Bookport subscription platform, with more titles coming.
Czech Book Market Gains Tempered by Tax Rates, Falling Prices
Czech publishers see gains in 2016’s market performance but are concerned about stubbornly high VAT rates and falling book prices.