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.
Seeing its audiobook unit sales double year-over-year, Russia’s digital retailer now has a new presence in the Polish market.
The 20th iteration of Russia’s ‘Non/Fiction’ Book Fair drew some 30,000 attendees, and readers showed strong interest in domestic authors and books on weighty topics.
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.
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.
In snowy Moscow, the ‘non/fictioNo 18′ fair saw nearly 300 exhibitors this year amid publishers’ talk of improving business.
Russia’s Eksmo-owned LitRes announces its goal to boost its current 7,000 audiobooks on offer to 50,000 of them—in five years.
Russian’s Book Chamber reports a decline of 5.37 percent in circulation of books and pamphlets in 2015 over 2014, as ebooks’ popularity rises.
Julia Shevalinka looked at some of the entries in the All-Russia Book Trailer Contest and how Russian publishers are using trailers to promote their books.
Politics and a 15% drop in sales in 2014 has prompted Eksmo to sell its stake in Ukraine’s Logos-Trans, which operates 50 Book Supermarket stores across the country.
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