Pirated Ebooks in Russia

As of 2012, there were over 100,000 Russian ebooks available on book piracy websites, compared to 60,000 book titles available at legitimate websites, according to Russia’s Press and Communication Agency.

As much as 90 percent of the ebook market in Russia consists of pirated books. In comparison, pirated ebooks makes up 29 percent of all book downloads in the United Kingdom.

Source: ¬†Alexandra Guzeva, “Pirates in Russia plunder e-book market,” Telegraph, July 4, 2012.