The Russian market’s book publishing sector has been designated by the state as eligible for special financial support during the pandemic.
To raise awareness of book production, Colombia’s publishers and the Bogotá book fair are educating consumers in hopes of curbing piracy.
Costing the books industry as much as €528 million, piracy is a major target for Italian book and news publishers in 2020.
Limited discretionary spending, censorship, piracy, and weak public policy challange the Arab world’s book industry, says Jordanian publisher Fathi Al Biss.
Russian book publishers are considering signing on to a new anti-piracy memorandum of cooperation with major tech platforms.
New reporting in the Russian news media say that the educational sector’s large runs and distribution to the provinces help make textbooks attractive to organized crime.
Russia’s book piracy problem seems to be getting worse: in a new survey, two out of three respondents say they believe downloading pirated content is legal.
From Standard Digital: ‘Piracy discourages authors who want to make a contribution to society,’ says Kenya Publishers Association chief David Waweru.
Bolivian publisher Martínez-Acchini has partnered McGraw-Hill to sell 300+ digital textbooks exclusively through its network of brick and mortar bookstores.