The downturn in print book sales in Russia may have been as deep as between 50 and 70 percent, according to editor Svetlana Zorin.
Storytel reports seeing a rise in audiobook downloads in Russia by 45 percent in the last year. LitRes leads market.
The strength of crime fiction in the Russian market, publishers say, has to do with contemporary genre voices in international markets.
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