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Prof. Mihael Kovač
Miha Kovač is professor at the Department of Library and Information Science and Book Studies at the University of Ljubljana. In publishing part of his career, he worked as editorial director in the two largest Slovene publishing houses, DZS and Mladinska knjiga and as an editorial director of Slovene edition of National Geographic Magazine. He also worked as a consultant to textbook publishers in variety of Central and East European countries. In 1999 he started to lecture in the University of Ljubljana, at the Department for Information and Publishing Studies and Library Science. His main research interests are publishing and reading statistics, diversity in European book production, bestsellers in Europe and differences between print and screen reading. In last eight years, he was in charge of Research and Development Group at Mladinska knjiga publishing house that is developing digital learning tools for primary and secondary education in Slovenia. Between 2015 and 2019, he was dissemination officer of COST Eread network. He is the author of more than fifty articles and four books in Slovene, Croatian and English on book history, reading and book publishing. His mass market book Read to Breathe was translated to seven languages.
KOVAČ, Miha, PHILLIPS, Angus, WEEL, Adriaan van der, WISCHENBART, Rüdiger. Book statistics : what are they good for?. Logos, ISSN 0957-9656, 2017, vol. 28, iss. 4, str. 7-17, graf. prikazi, doi: 10.1163/1878-4712-11112137.
KOVAČ, Miha, WISCHENBART, Rüdiger. Bestsellers 2008 to 2014 : the last king of analogue and the first dame of the digital pleasure house. Logos, ISSN 0957-9656, 2018, vol. 29, iss. 1, str. 18-27, doi: 10.1163/18784712-02901003.
Kovač, Miha, WISCHENBART, Rüdiger. Globalization and publishing. V: PHILLIPS, Angus (ur.), BHASKAR, Michael (ur.). The Oxford handbook of publishing. 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2019, str. 207-225
KOVAČ, Miha, KOVAČ ŠEBART, Mojca. Educational publishing : how it works : primary and secondary education publishing. V: PHILLIPS, Angus (ur.), BHASKAR, Michael (ur.). The Oxford handbook of publishing. 1st ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
KOVAČ, Miha, PHILLIPS, Angus, WEEL, Adriaan van der, WISCHENBART, Rüdiger. Book statistics : what are they good for?. Logos, ISSN 0957-9656, 2017, vol. 28