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Published on March 31st, 2015 | by Kathryn Maureen Ryan

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Bill Browder’s Book, ‘Red Notice’, Launched in Russian Language in the West After Being Banned inside Russia

31 March 2015 – ‘Red Notice’, the Number One New York Times bestseller by Putin critic Bill Browder, hasnow been released in the Russian language, after its successful launch in nine languages and thirteen countries.

Shunned by all major Russian publishing houses and online book distributors because of its controversial content, Browder’s ‘Red Notice’ will now be published by Kiev-based publisher, Laurus, in the Russian language and distributed outside of Russia through Google Play, where the reader can order a hard copy (https://play.google.com/store/books/details/RED_NOTICE_Russian_Edition?id=YQWgBwAAQBAJ&hl=en_GB), and Amazon, where an electronic edition is available (http://www.amazon.com/Red-Notice-Russian-Bill-Browder-ebook/dp/B00UN2FZTG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1427452245&sr=8-3&keywords=red+notice, http://www.amazon.com/Red-Notice-Russian-Bill-Browder-ebook/dp/B00UN2FZTG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1427452245&sr=8-3&keywords=red+notice)

The Russian people are the natural audience for ‘Red Notice.’ But because of the fear among Russian publishers of government retaliation for associating themselves with this work, we had to publish the Russian edition outside of Russia. Currently, publishers from twenty different countries spanning from Brazil to Japan to Greece have displayed an interest in publishing this book, but none inside of Russia,” said Bill Browder, author of ‘Red Notice’.

‘Red Notice,’ the personal expose by Bill Browder of the events leading to the arrest and murder of Russian anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, the subsequent cover-up by the Putin regime and the Western response, has become an instant international bestseller since its release in February 2015 worldwide.

In the first week of sales, ‘Red Notice’ hit the New York Times bestseller list, and has stayed on it for the seven weeks running (http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2015-02-22/hardcover-nonfiction/list.html).

‘Red Notice’ has grabbed readers with widely diverse interests comprising business, politics, and spy thrillers. It is featured this month as number one bestseller in the New York Times’ Crime section (http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/crime-and-punishment/list.html), number two in Espionage, number three in Business section, and number six in Politics.

‘Red Notice’ has also been Number One bestseller in ‘International Business’ on Amazon.com; and it has appeared on the bestseller lists by NPR, USA Today, Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, and Indiebound, among others.

Readers on amazon.co.uk commented on ‘Red Notice’:

“This is one of the most captivating and interesting books I have read in a long time.”

“If you start this book, you will keep reading until you have finished, stopping only to weep and also to email your friends to read it, too.”

“This deeply disturbing, tempestuous and Kafkaesque story is written in a no-nonsense and racy style that makes it easy to read and take in.”

“Surprising & informative.”

“Gripping throughout. One of the best books I’ve read recently.”

‘Red Notice’ is on the bestseller list published by The Sunday Times (http://timesbooks.tbpcontrol.co.uk/TBP.Direct/CustomerAccessControl/Home.aspx?collection=10557072&d=timesbooks&s=C&r=10000414&ui=0&bc=0) in the United Kingdom.

In Canada, ‘Red Notice’ peaked at Number Three as the best-selling book on Amazon.ca.

In New Zealand, it was number six on the Nielsen weekly bestseller list (http://www.booksellers.co.nz/book-news/nzs-bestsellers/nielsen-weekly-bestsellers-lists-week-ending-saturday-28-february).

The Swedish edition of ‘Red Notice’ featured in the top 10 purchases on Aldibris, Sweden’s largest online book retailer, and the Dutch edition of ‘Red Notice’ featured on the Holland “Bestseller 60” list. The German edition also featured on the German bestseller list.

To learn more, visit the ‘Red Notice’ website: http://billbrowder.com

For more information, please contact:

Magnitsky Justice Campaign


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