Touting 7-percent growth in the first half of the year, Eksmo’s new general director, Evgeny Kapyev, is bringing a bigger stand to Frankfurter Buchmesse and a new list of Russian nonfiction and children’s books for sale in October.
Looking to increase its foreign rights sales, Eksmo-AST’s incoming general director says the company will go to the Frankfurter Buchmesse this year with a big list of children’s and literary titles.
Some 10 publishers in Russia have licenses to produce Marvel-branded content, but the comics publisher Kofilmo is counting on the size of Eksmo-AST to help it vanquish all foes.
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.
Politics and a 15% drop in sales in 2014 has prompted Eksmo to sell its stake in Ukraine’s Logos-Trans, which operates 50 Book Supermarket stores across the country.
Eksmo, Russia’s leading publishing company, has officially taken over its main rival AST, bringing the country even closer to consolidation.
Dominant Russian publisher Eksmo manufactured a fake Swedish author and blurbs for a new erotic thriller, and excused it by saying ‘advertising is advertising.’
Our Rights Roundup features titles from France, Greece, Finland, India and the United States–and some statistics from Germany.
‘People are choosing to speak Ukrainian instead of Russian,” says Maria Galina, a Russian author and poet in Odessa.
The understandable ‘ban all Russian publishing’ response from some to Putin’s assault on Ukraine overlooks Russia’s independent book sector.