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Growing piracy rates hinder the ebook’s progress in Russia
The electronic book market in Russia has doubled in a year, according to the Russian Association of Online Editors, although it still represents only one per cent of the total book sales in the country. Eksmo,the biggest publishing house in the country, announced that ninety five per cent of ebooks are pirated.
 
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Michael Krüger: Close to good books
Michael Krüger, editor and German academic, director of the publishing house Carl Hanser Verlag, defends publishing and quality reading and the need to educate readers. “Europe will survive thanks to culture”, maintains the poet, novelist and essay writer who participated in the Meeting of European Editors organised by Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez and held at Casa del Lector, in an interview for Canal Lector.
 
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With all the permits, Random House and Penguin complete the fusion
Once all the necessary approvals came through from the government, the fusion between Random House and Penguin (PRH) finalised. So far it has been announced that John Makinson will be the president and Markus Dohle the CEO. More details can be found in this article by Publishers Weekly.
 
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Nigel Newton is sure J.K.Rowling won't stop writing
British editor Nigel Newton admits how ‘fortunate’ Bloomsbury feel as Harry Potter’s publishing house, adding that they had no idea they would “contribute their part to English editing with a series that would sell over five hundred million copies”.
 
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Ediciones Siruela: Prize to the best-edited children’s book
Ediciones Siruela (Madrid) directed by Ofelia Grande Andrés, has published many recognised works in children’s literature, including recognised authors like Jordi Sierra I Fabra, Cornelia Funke, Andrés Barba, César Fernández García, Jostein Gaarder or Henning Mankell.
 
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Cuento de luz: rewarded by International Latino Books
The Spanish publishing house Cuento de luz has been awarded ten awards by International Latino Books Awards (ILBA). The prizes were delivered at the Instituto Cervantes in New York on 30th May 2013, with America’s BookExpo and the New York Book Fair in the background.
 
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Vallcorba's love for the printed book
Jaume Vallcorba, editor of Acantilado, analyses the legacy of the renaissance genius Aldo Manuzio who, according to Vallcorba, managed to create the 'perfect frameworks' for his publications, and he explains the demanding nature of publishing in the world today.
 
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Javier Celaya on the visibility of books: if you aren’t in the top ten, you aren’t in
Javier Celaya is responsible for the portal Dosdoce.com and an expert in digital communication; as such, he believes everyone involved in the book chain needs to understand the internet and social networks.
 
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Young Adults and Reading
Adolescence is a key time to strengthen reading habits. Teenagers and young adults have enough skills to face different types of reading materials in any support; music, movies, magazines and the Internet are present in their daily life, and so they find them especially user-friendly.
 
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Gulbenkian prizes have contributed to improving the social consideration of children’s literatura
Maria Helena Melim Borges, librarian and adjunct director of the Service of Education and Grants at Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian, insists that the awards created by this institution in children’s and young people’s literature have managed to create ‘ a different perspective on a social level for the authors of children’s books’ in Portugal.
 
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