Due to war, Ukraine sees increase in demand for Ukrainian-language books, but drop for children’s books — Oleksandr Krasovytskyy, Director of Folio publishers
After the start of the all-out war in Ukraine, the demand for historical literature, both fiction and non-fiction, has increased sharply. Readers’ interest in Ukrainian-language books has also increased. Oleksandr Krasovytskyy, Director of Folio publishers made this statement during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.
“The number of Ukrainian-language books bought has increased dramatically. And this trend, I am sure, is already irreversible, because many russian-speaking Ukrainians have switched to Ukrainian and, in particular, support the Ukrainian language with books,” — Oleksandr Krasovytskyy said.
But the share of children’s literature on the market has decreased. According to the director of Folio publishers, this is due to the fact that many children went abroad after the beginning of russia’s full-scale invasion. Oleksandr Krasovytskyy is also sure that after Ukraine’s victory in the war, significant changes are in store for the future of the country’s book market.
“After a war, there are always many new people that come to the book market. This happens all over the world, and I am sure that Ukraine is no exception. We will have new writers, our book market will grow, after the victory it will be much larger than before the war. But if we talk about a great military novel that will definitely appear, it will take 3-4-5 years after the victory. This time is needed for reflection,” — Krasovytskyy explained.
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