With some 4,000 titles produced annually and a yearly budget of some €4.5 million, the Slovenian Book Agency will organize Slovenia’s 2022 Guest of Honor program at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.
In the latest of its moves amid East-European educational-sector interests, it proposes taking over publishing and distribution assets in Bulgaria.
Czech book distributor Euromedia Group hopes to expand its activity by acquiring the country’s leading bookstore chain, Neoluxor.
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.
Private publishers could be shut out of Romania’s schoolbook market in a new law that would name a single textbook publisher for the country.
From PoliticalCritique.org: ‘We are surrounded by unstoppable, powerful and chaotic production,’ says author Dubravka Ugrešić in an interview.
Lithuania’s key event in literature builds on last year’s turnout of close to 68,000 people and is geared to attractions for adult and younger readers.
With Russian books accounting for up to 60 percent of its market, Ukraine’s ban on those titles is alarming the country’s publishers and booksellers.
In Poland, publishing stakeholders stay the need for protective regulation—liked fixed book prices—and IP protection are needed to curb declining book sales.
Legimi cofounder Mikołaj Małaczyński is optimistic that Poland’s already growing ebook market could further benefit from lower VAT rates proposed by the EC.