Eksmo

Eksmo
Founded1991
Country of originRussia
Headquarters locationMoscow
Key peopleOleg Novikov [ru], general director
Publication typesBooks
Official websitewww.eksmo.ru
Moscow International Book Fair 2011. Vadim Panov at Eksmo booth

Eksmo (Russian: Эксмо) is one of the largest publishing houses in Russia.[1][2] Eksmo and AST (which it later acquired in 2012) together publish approximately 30% of all Russian books.[3]

Established in 1991 as a small book-selling company, Eksmo gradually developed into a major player in the Russian market, discovering and developing detective-novel authors such as Darya Dontsova and Alexandra Marinina, as well as publishing works by Tatyana Tolstaya, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Tatiana Vedenska, and Viktor Pelevin. Eksmo has become especially successful as a publisher of Russian science fiction and fantasy, with writers like Sergey Lukyanenko, Yuri Nikitin, Vasily Golovachev, Nick Perumov, Vera Kamsha, Vadim Panov and Tony Vilgotsky.[4]

Eksmo introduced Russian readers to Artemis Fowl, a series of children's books by Irish writer Eoin Colfer. They also publish Dmitri Yemets' Harry Potter-derived Tanya Grotter series.

Controversy[]

In 2011 Eksmo received criticism for publishing books which glorify Stalin and his henchmen, such as "Renaissance of Stalin", "Beria, the best manager of the 20th century" (Берия — лучший менеджер XX века, 2008) by S. Kremlev, and "Handbook of a Stalinist" (Настольная книга сталиниста, 2010) by Yuri Zhukov. A group of writers and artists, including Alexander Gelman signed an open letter questioning its orial policy.[5] Oleg Novikov, the director of the publishing house, responded that he felt obligated to cater to the taste of his readers, and not to censor them.[6]

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References[]

  1. ^ Anastasia Vasilyeva (October 4, 2007). "Eksmo Consolidates the Market" (in Russian). RBC. Retrieved 2008-11-19.
  2. ^ "Top 20 Russian Publishers" (in Russian). Rbcdaily.com. April 10, 2006. Retrieved 2008-11-19.
  3. ^ "Books' Obstruction" (in Russian). Sostav.ru. October 16, 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-19.
  4. ^ Publishers Weekly. Global Publishing Leaders 2012: Eksmo
  5. ^ "Private correspondent (Russian)". Chaskor.ru. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
  6. ^ Станислав Львовский · 13/04/2011 (2011-04-13). "Openspace.ru — Activism, Stalinism and Capitalism". Os.colta.ru. Retrieved 2014-03-07.