Named for Mexican novelist and diplomat Jaime Torres Bodet, UNESCO’s honor recognizes a Cuban institution’s presence in literature and the arts; and in Bucharest, a French bookselling success.
Private publishers could be shut out of Romania’s schoolbook market in a new law that would name a single textbook publisher for the country.
Watching Romanian youth leave for education elsewhere in Europe, Bucharest’s Grupal Editorial Art is teaming up with Stuttgart’s Klett Gruppe to raise educational standards at home.
Online retailer Elefant.ro dominates Romania’s online book and ebook sales. Now, the company has plans to expand to other regional markets.
In honor of his body of work focusing on individual destiny in extreme situations, Manea is the first Romanian to win Guadalajara International Book Fair’s annual $150,000 award.
A law in Romania allows prisoners who publish books to cut months off their sentences. Several imprisoned politicians and businessmen have taken advantage.
Read Forward, a Romanian startup which developed the first digital textbook in the Romanian market, launched its first international office in London.
In Romania, online sales now account for 20% of the $110 million book market, with interest in ebooks and English-language titles also on the rise.
Romanian publishers are merely ‘surviving’ says the publishers association, and may suffer more if the government imposes a new tax on cultural goods.
Bucharest-based developer Read Forward has produced original ebooks, luxury digital editions of classics and is now moving into education, with fully interactive HTML5 textbooks.
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