Locked content Poles red e-books on holidays, traditional ones at home – study

According to a study conducted by digital content distributor Virtualo, Poles prefer reading e-books when they commute or are on holidays (59 percent) but at home, print versions remain the favorite (46 percent). “Poles are becoming more mobile, and with mobile devices gaining popularity, ebooks and...

Locked content Poles will spend PLN 500 mln on books this holiday season

Although Poles are reading less, they will spend PLN 500 million on books during the holiday season, according to Rzeczpospolita. Books are the gift of choice in Europe, accounting for 41 percent of all purchased presents, as measured by Deloitte. A sector analysis further showed that more and more ...

Locked content Book market groups opt for single prices

A group of Polish authors, publishers and book retailers has prepared draft regulation on single book prices, reports ISBnews. The legislation would oblige publishers and book importers to agree on a single price of a given book before it is introduced to the retail market. Similar solutions have be...
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Book market inches up in 2013

Poland’s book publishing market grew by 0.4 percent year-on-year to PLN 2.68 billion in 2013, according to data from Biblioteka Analiz, quoted by Gazeta Wyborcza. In 2011-2012 the sector’s value had declined.

Locked content Libraries are closing, Poles are reading less

Recently released data shows that fewer Poles are visiting libraries. Every sixth household doesn’t have any books. The most recent Central Statistical Office (GUS) report on cultural institutions shows that 6.4 million Poles have checked out at least one book from the library in 2013. This is...