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27 March 2013

The Russian electronic books market is estimated at 250 million rubles

In comparisonwith 2011 themarket for electronicbooks in Russia, according toexperts,is developing successfully andhas almostdoubled.

Such are the market estimations by Sergei Anuriev, CEO of "LitRes", who said that a large market share of its revenue comes from of e-books sales, around 200 million rubles a year.

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26 March 2013

Russian has become the second most popular language on Internet

Russian language came in second place in popularity on the Internet, slightly beating German. These are the results of W3Techs research.

Leading in the list of major languages of the worldwide network belongs to English, with 54.7 percent of the total number of pages and documents published. Russian and German languages have shares at 5.9 percent, but the Russian segment is bigger.

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25 March 2013

Market trends for Press sales in supermarkets In Russia

Demand analysis for periodicals on like for like objects (i.e. comparable trading facilities), conducted by specialists of "Media Distribution" company, shows that the majority of the realized circulation comes for daily and weekly publications.

Herewith the dynamics of demand for daily newspapers in supermarkets is negative. In 2012 compared to 2011, the reduction of its 8.5% was due to reduced sales of newspapers, an advertising theme and entertainment media. At the same time the demand for social-political newspapers is  characterized by strong growth, particularly in the case of priority laying out in areas with high consumer traffic.

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22 March 2013

Newspapers and magazines shows growth in the retail sector

"Media Distribution" company analyzed the sales of newspapers and magazines in thematic groups for the purpose of identification the dynamics of demand for periodicals.

Despite the fact that the demand for thematic groups varies substantially in each network, depending on its specific features, formats and commercial properties of the location, an increased demand for the following thematic groups is observed on the whole segment of the press distribution in supermarkets:

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21 March 2013

St. Petersburg: the city without retail

Some St. Petersburg officials assert the rules of the non-stationary distribution sites, forcing businesses to give up their activities; others are trying to improve these rules. Butsofarthesechangescameoutratherdecorative.

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20 March 2013

Russia - the fastest growing e-commerce market in Europe

The GWI data from the last quarter of 2012 indicated Russia as the fastest growing e-commerce market in Europe, with 19.59% growth between Q2 2012 and Q4 2012. This is based on the percentage change in the number of GWI respondents who purchased a product online via PC in the past month.

The growth of 19.59% in the last 6 months of 2012 is nearly five times higher than the average 4% calculated across nine European countries surveyed by GWI. The total e-commerce activity on PC in Russia has risen by 93.13% over the period of 18 months with an average growth rate of 23.28% every six months. This makes Russia the absolute growth leader in European e-commerce.

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19 March 2013

Press Distributors Association PDA wishes Happy Birthday to David Owen, (managing director of the Distripress)

Dear David 

Press Distributors Association wishes you a very Happy birthday!

You own a rare combination of organizational talent and professionalism.

You facilitate the  exchange on the international scene, help the participants of Distripress in their current activities.

We highly appreciate your cooperation with the PDA and the support you are giving to our organization.

Thanks to your organizational and political talent, Distripress strengthens its credibility and influence in the international arena.

We wish you good health, much happiness and inexhaustible optimism!




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18 March 2013

Politico Plans Print Magazine Launch as It Passes 1,000 Pro Subscriber Mark

Politico, the politics and policy journalism site, says it has broken the 1,000 subscription mark to its Pro news service. Like other content-based sites, Politico has supplemented its revenues through paid subscription service that includes original content, but in this case offers robust personalization features to add value for subscribers.

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15 March 2013

The Alliance for the support and development of subscriptions to newspapers and magazines is founded in Russia

The constituent assembly ofthe Alliance for thesupport and development ofsubscription to newspapers andmagazinesin Russia took place on March 13this year.The eventwas attended bythe heads ofthe largest publishing houses, editors of print media,subscription agenciesandrepresentativesof public organizations, market experts, and journalists.

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