Something of a debate is underway in the Russian market, where some see online retail as a key to future sales growth, while major chains are also showing good numbers in physical stores. Editor’s note: Following our pre-Frankfurt interview with Eksmo CEO Evgney Kapyev, reports from Moscow are of strong sales in online bookselling. But brick-and-mortar proponents continue to forecast …
Touting 7-percent growth in the first half of the year, Eksmo’s new general director, Evgeny Kapyev, is bringing a bigger stand to Frankfurter Buchmesse and a new list of Russian nonfiction and children’s books for sale in October.
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.
Some Russian publishers say that if piracy can be controlled, print can double its market share within years. Others caution that taxes and over-reliance on outdated authors is hampering growth.
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.
Russian publisher Prosveshchenie accuses Ventana-Graf of wrongfully using its logo on thousands of textbooks—and that those books are therefore ‘counterfeit.’
Some 10 publishers in Russia have licenses to produce Marvel-branded content, but the comics publisher Kofilmo is counting on the size of Eksmo-AST to help it vanquish all foes.
As sales of nonfiction books increase in Russia, the country’s largest publisher, Eksmo-AST, opens a new nonfiction imprint, Bombora, to meet this demand.
As an American author and her Russian publisher reveal, literary censorship is ongoing, and reports indicate that Moscow is increasing its efforts.
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.
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