In Poland, crime fiction is becoming ever more popular, with a surge in writers and high quality work. And the taste for Polish noir is catching on elsewhere.
Poland’s second-largest bookstore chain, Matras, is set to be sold. Potential buyers include book distributor FK Olejesiuk and a consortium of publishers, led by Prószyński.
Hungary nationalized primary school textbook production to thwart what are viewed as ‘profiteering publishers’; Poland and South Africa are considering similar changes.
A revival in classic illustrated books is helping Poland’s children’s book market boom, says Katarzyna Domańska of publisher Dwie Siostry.
Amid a general book market decline, the Polish Chamber of Books (PIK) has drafted a bill which is set to introduce fixed prices for new book releases for 18 months after publication.
By nixing DRM and selling in the MOBI format, Poland’s ebook players are making strides forward, but the market is still fragmented.
Challenged by shrinking sales and online piracy, Poland’s publishing industry aims to mitigate losses with more stringent price regulation, reports Jaroslaw Adamowski.
Could limiting the period for fixed book prices give a needed boost to backlist sales by allowing retailers to discount after the initial buying frenzy is over?
Poland’s Kwiaty Orientu publishing company delivers translated editions of South Korean literature to a Polish speaking audience.
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