The technology of Speechki, an exhibitor at Frankfurter Buchmesse, offers faster, less expensive paths to audiobook production. (Sponsored)
Storytel reports seeing a rise in audiobook downloads in Russia by 45 percent in the last year. LitRes leads market.
‘A robust roadmap for the future of publishing,’ the IPA’s Bodour Al Qasimi says, needs a strong stance on children’s literature and reading.
The strength of crime fiction in the Russian market, publishers say, has to do with contemporary genre voices in international markets.
The 2021 edition of Russia’s Yasnaya Polyana literary competition includes a 45-book longlist in contemporary Russian prose.
Despite having more than 20 percent of the world’s forests, Russia is market with a paper shortage that means higher book prices.
Rights Roundup today includes titles from Russia, Catalonian Spain, Turkey, Australia, Germany, Chile, and the Belarusian struggle.
Publishers in Russia talk of little hope of a turnaround in 2021, describing a book market that was sliding before the pandemic.
Some children’s book publishers in Russia forecast growth in 2021, but another publisher cautions that ‘oversupply’ and ‘low-quality books’ are problematic.
In the case of Ukraine’s Old Lion Publishing House, adapting to online retail in 2020 made the difference between succeeding and going under.