The Czech Republic’s largest media conglomerate, Empresa Media, has just launched a book publishing division, adding to its television, radio and magazine businesses.
Opportunities and challenges in Poland’s publishing market are under discussion this week at BookExpo America, in the wake of a decision against fixed pricing there.
Solidifying its hold on the Czech children’s book market, Albatros Media acquires Danish consortium Egmont’s Czech operation.
The earlier government’s free textbook mandate is cited for closures of a number of Polish publishers. A plan for e-textbooks remains in question.
Even as the VAT rates changed, Italy saw a rise in print sales in 2015 after a five-year decline.
Wrapping up the year, Publishing Perspectives contributors share their top books of the 2015. Jaroslaw Adamowski chooses books related to current events.
A law in Romania allows prisoners who publish books to cut months off their sentences. Several imprisoned politicians and businessmen have taken advantage.
Poland is dominated by two major bookselling chains, but the city of Krakow is offering support to small, indie booksellers to preserve cultural heritage.
Read Forward, a Romanian startup which developed the first digital textbook in the Romanian market, launched its first international office in London.
A government-sponsored program in Poland is bringing digital textbooks to primary, middle and high schools across 14 subjects of the national curriculum.