As much a club as a library, St. Petersburg’s Book Capella offers high-priced memberships for ‘book apostles’ in a classic library setting.
With Russian books accounting for up to 60 percent of its market, Ukraine’s ban on those titles is alarming the country’s publishers and booksellers.
With book production down 40 percent in Russia, the country’s publishers are looking to favorable book pricing as a source of revenue growth in 2017.
Our international publishing colleagues tell us which books are on their holiday gift lists this year. We wish you happy holidays and a wonderful New Year.
In snowy Moscow, the ‘non/fictioNo 18′ fair saw nearly 300 exhibitors this year amid publishers’ talk of improving business.
In quick expansion, the Russian ebook subscription service Bookmate started life as an e-reader producer, and evolved into a subscription service.
Purchases of close to 200,000 copies of textbooks in some parts of the Moscow school system are deemed incorrectly influenced by municipal recommendations in favor of one publisher.
Orhan Pamuk’s literary tribute to Istanbul wins the 1-million-ruble Yasnaya Polyana Literary Prize this year, based at Leo Tolstoy’s estate.
Robert Chandler’s Russian translations focus on great voices in Russian literature. He hopes to see more contemporary Russian writers translated into other languages.
Russia’s Eksmo-owned LitRes announces its goal to boost its current 7,000 audiobooks on offer to 50,000 of them—in five years.