Eased restrictions in Russia have yet to result in a return of sales for the publishing industry. Some 40 percent of bookstores remain closed.
As much as 75 percent of the Russian book industry’s usual domestic profits may be lost during the closures of physical bookstores in the pandemic.
With ongoing operations in Europe and North America, the Russian children’s book publisher will focus in 2020 on Japan, China, and Vietnam.
Russian children’s publisher Clever Media Group is looking to publish English-language titles in US and Canadian markets this autumn, accelerating its international expansion plans.
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.
‘Quite a big challenge to aim for the world’s largest book market’: Moscow’s Clever Publishing wants $10 million in North American sales in three years.