Cover Osteuropa 6-8/2022

In Osteuropa 6-8/2022

“The Market Is as Good as Dead”
Insights of a Kharkiv Publisher

Viktor Kruhlov

Deutsche Fassung


Against unequal competition with publishers from Russia, the best Ukrainian publishers were able to hold their own. After the annexation of the Crimea, more and more people became aware of the importance of books in the Ukrainian language. The market grew. Since February 24, the situation has been precarious. There is a shortage of paper, prices have exploded, printers are being shelled, people’s purchasing power is minimal, and books are not part of their daily needs. Most publishers work out of enthusiasm. Books are a contribution to cultural self-assertion.

(Osteuropa 6-8/2022, pp. 291–296)