Publishers say that the quantity of books in the Ukrainian language has decreased
Quantity of books titles in Ukrainian published during the year decreased by 15%. General circulation of Ukrainian books does not decrease on the account of increasing funding for the publication of school textbooks.
President of the Association of Publishers Oleksandr Afonin states that in 2012 the number of book titles published in Ukrainian decreased by 15% compared to last year.
He said the printing of Ukrainian books this year was supported by several regional administrations, which provided funds to purchase books for school libraries.
As you know, on the day before the Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said that this year there is a growing circulation of Ukrainian publications.
According to him, in 2012, compared with 2011, the increase of circulation of Ukrainian publications was 166%, and the government allocates funds to finance Ukrainian films.
As reported earlier, according to data published by the Book Chamber of Ukraine, the circulation of books and pamphlets in Russian in 2012 increased by 75.8%, in Ukrainian - by 28.6%.