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.
Russia’s book business is valued at between $2-3bn annually, but shockingly little is known about it in the West.
By Hannah Johnson and Edward Nawotka As the Market Focus of this year’s London Book Fair, Russia shows off its literary culture, growing e-book market and readiness for international cooperation. As the Market Focus of this year’s London Book Fair, Russia was represented by a robust program of events featuring authors, publishers and industry experts — truly the elite of …
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