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.
Piracy, distribution issues, closing bookstores hasn’t slowed Russia’s $3.3 bn book market, and opportunities still abound, says Eksmo CEO Oleg Novikov.
Since 2007, e-bookseller Litres.ru has offered a legal alternative to the massive piracy of e-books in Russia. To many people’s surprise, things are starting to change.
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