With an aim of ‘breaking down silos and embracing new ways of communicating with our target readers,’ The Quarto Group consolidates three imprints into one master entity headed by Richard Green.
As publishers in Ukraine continue to struggle, the country’s ban on importing Russian-language books has led to decreased consumer demand and fewer titles.
More consolidation has hit the Russian book market as Oleg Novikov, the owner of AST and Eksmo, has agreed to purchase Drofa, a leading education publisher.
Eksmo, Russia’s leading publishing company, has officially taken over its main rival AST, bringing the country even closer to consolidation.
The sale of Bookish to internet startup Zola Books says two things a) publishers are not booksellers and b) technology is no panacea for publishing’s problems.
This week’s issue of PublishNews Brazil covers Brazil’s bestselling books and publishers of 2012, Record’s expansion, and the hike in holiday ebook sales.