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May 2013

31 May 2013

The state support of the book business in 2013

Despite the crisis in the publishing business in Russia, state support for the industry, according to experts, maintained at a high level. Major funding comes from the federal program "Culture of Russia" and the Rospechat budget.

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30 May 2013 10 effects of the appearance of the main online store in Russia

Rumors were circulating for a long time, but now the case seems to have moved from the dead point: comes to Russia. Even the head of the Russian branch seems to be already known – it is the former CEO of "ABC, Atticus". The exact launch date of the project - and the extent of the company's presence in the domestic market - not yet announced.

What does all this(ifit's true) means?

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29 May 2013

The Government will strengthen the piracy control on the Internet

Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Medinskij asked Vladimir Putin to support the bill on blocking pirated content by the owners. Market participants are concerned that the rapid adoption of the law will not let to complete it.

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23 May 2013

Leonard Blavatnik put "Province" for sale

Publishing house "Province", which produces weekly newspapers in 27 regions with a total circulation of 550 thousand copies, can be sold in the near future. The leaders of several major media companies told "Izvestia", that representatives of the publishing house came out to them with offers to purchase. This was confirmed in "Meridian Capital", which is looking for a buyer.

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22 May 2013

Press felt alcohol dependence

After the ban onadvertising, the revenues ofpublishersare growing no longer.

The publishersof newspapers andmagazinesagainafter the crisis of2009facedwith fallingadvertising revenues, the Association ofCommunication Agencies ofRussia statedin the firstquarter. Negative dynamics-5%-in the pressdue,in particular, to thereduction inadvertising budgetsmanufacturers of cosmetics, jewelry,auto companiesandfinancial institutions, as well as a ban onalcoholpromotionsin periodicals.

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16 May 2013

VIII European Round Table for press distributors will be held in Russia

"Cosmos" hotel (Moscow) will host the VIII European Round Table for press distributors on June 5 this year, for the first time this authoritative international forum will be held in Russia. In 2005, it was PDA that became the initiator of such roundtables to discuss press distribution issues in European countries.

Previously, such events were held in Spain, Germany, Italy and the UK. The main content of the VIII European Round Table for press distributors is a professional discussion of the problems of print media and the search for new mechanisms for the development of business in the digital age.

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15 May 2013

Hacker attack on the PDA site

Starting from May 12, within several days, there is a continuous DDoS-attack on the official website of the Press Distributors Association (

It should be noted that in recent years several attempts to hack the PDA’s site were initiated, but they were timely prevented by technical support. Now the attackers managed to overload the server, leading to periodic internal damage. As a result the normal work of the site is disrupted, some services were disabled, resource users access to this Site is difficult, and often - impossible.

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08 May 2013

It’s projected to found an online library in the Moscow subway

Moscow city administration proposes to test the foreign students’ offers for reading popularity promotion.

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07 May 2013

Rambler left behind Twitter and Facebook: its conversion to the media sources is higher

According to the combined company Afisha+Rambler+SUP data, Rambler has overtaken Twitter and Facebook if speaking about traffic to the mass media web-sites in April.

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06 May 2013

Only 10% of e-books are sold legally in Russia

According to the latest book market researches, only one in ten e-books is purchased legally through the Russian Internet. The other 90 percent are sold by pirates. It means that the e-book market in Russia consists of 90% illegal content.

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