The understandable ‘ban all Russian publishing’ response from some to Putin’s assault on Ukraine overlooks Russia’s independent book sector.
Coronavirus Worklife: Russian Publishers See Bookstore Sales Plummet
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.
Russian Ebook and Audiobook Player LitRes Opens Sales in Poland
Seeing its audiobook unit sales double year-over-year, Russia’s digital retailer now has a new presence in the Polish market.
Moscow’s ‘Non/Fiction’ Book Fair Hosts 400 Events, 300 Exhibitors
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.
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.
Moscow’s ‘Non/FictioNo 18’ Book Fair Reflects Upbeat Publishing Outlook
In snowy Moscow, the ‘non/fictioNo 18′ fair saw nearly 300 exhibitors this year amid publishers’ talk of improving business.
LitRes Chief Has Goal of Leading Russian Audiobook Market
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.
Russia’s Book Chamber Report: Market Fell 5.37% in 2015
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.
Russian Publishers Explore the World of Book Trailers
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.
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