Polish Book Market

By mid-2012 there were almost 38,000 publishers registered in Poland, though not more than 2000-2500 of them are active.

However, the market is highly concentrated. The 300 largest publishing firms still hold almost 98 per cent of it. Approximately 600-700 firms publish more than ten books per annum, and more than 300 achieved a turnover of over 1 million zlotys (€ 222,000), and approximately 160 achieved a turnover exceeding 2 million zlotys (€ 444,000) in 2012. Most of the other registered publishers have only issued a very limited number of books and do not take part in the publishing market.

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By Piotr Dobrołęcki of Biblioteka Analiz Sp. z o. o.