The Russian market’s book publishing sector has been designated by the state as eligible for special financial support during the pandemic.
Top Russian Titles and Highlights at Moscow’s 2019 Non/Fiction Book Fair
A new location for the Non/Fiction Book Fair in Moscow brings higher book sales, international contacts, and a look at the top Russian books of 2019.
Russia’s Glukhovsky Follows Book Rights Sales With Stage, Film Adaptations
Opening a new focus in his career, author Dmitry Glukhovsky’s stage and screen adaptations of his Putin-putdown ‘Text’ are finding fast traction.
Russian Publishers Say Social Media Users May Read Audiobooks on VKontakte
VKontakte, the most popular social network in Russia with 100 million active users, is working with book publishers to offer audiobooks to its network as early as next month.
Interview: Leonid Palko of the Russian Book Union on ‘Distinctive Market Trends’
Talking with the Russian Book Union’s Leonid Palko, we learn that the three-point shape of the national book market appears to be shifting, and publishers are looking to adapt.
Holiday Hopes: Russia’s New Bookselling Giant May See a 26-Percent Gain
With a combined 576 locations–and reported plans for domestic and international expansion–the Chitai-Gorod Bukvoed bookselling merger predicts strong 2018 sales.
Russian Market Book Sales Channels: Proponents of Both Online Retail and Off
In the Russian market, some see online retail as a key to future sales growth, while major chains are seeing good book sales in physical stores.
Expanding Its Presence at Frankfurt: Russia’s Eksmo Opens a New Outreach
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.
Russia’s Clever Media Group Now Talking of September for North American Launch
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.
It’s Springtime for Print, Say Some Russian Publishers: Others Eye Piracy, Discoverability Challenges
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 Others caution that taxes and over-reliance on outdated authors is hampering growth.