KLAIPEDA - Battered by spiked up taxes, stringent government policy and, therefore, seeing thinned out readership, the publishing industry clings frailly on the brink of ruin. “All Lithuanian publishers have been through hard times, struggling to get through the downturn. However, even with economic recovery signs glimmering, there is no good news for publishers – book sales keep slumping,” says Aida Dobkeviciute-Dzioveniene, Lithuanian Publisher Association’s (LPA) executive director. In 2009, book sales, she maintains, plummeted 20-25 percent, versus a 10-15 per...
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