Poland’s seven-year-old ebook subscription service Legimi is looking to new territories, starting with Germany and a reported catalog of 100,000 German titles.
Presented as an effort to collect copyright revenue from public library loans for writers and other workers in literature, Poland’s new program finds a slow uptake among authors.
Answering the dominance of two bookstore chains’ 400+ locations, Polish publishers create BookBook, their own chain, banking on ‘the unique atmosphere of our bookstores.’
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.