In a bid to build a comprehensive digital educational content platform for Russia, the publisher Prosveshcheniye creates a partnership with ISP Yandex.
Without much in the way of economic initiatives, Russia’s support measures for publishers and booksellers leave most of the effort to regional governments.
Reports in Russia describe a 60-percent growth in ebook sales last year, and analysts say digital formats may grow at 30 to 50 percent for years to come.
Despite uneven progress–the Russian team reportedly lagging its Chinese counterparts–a Moscow-Beijing partnership pursues a tall order in translation.
Amid debate about whether EPUB may not be more suitable, the key ebook retailer in Russia announces a move to a new version of the FictionBook format, .fb3.
‘Unjustly jailed’ in Russia ‘for nothing other than the expression of his views,’ Oleg Sentsov is the newest recipient of the influential PEN/Barbey honor.
Called an an effort to ‘optimize the work of all major libraries,’ Russia’s plan to merge digital collections of several libraries is seeing resistance.
Despite its stance among the top three children’s publishers in Russia, the Danish media corporation Egmont has sold its Russian operation to shareholders.
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.