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What If Boys Can’t Find the Right (Reading) Stuff?

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This week’s #EtherIssue discussion will look at author Jonathan Emmett’s finding about boys’ reading and the gender balance in the industry.

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Irish Bookseller John McNamee on EIBF and European Competition

John McNamee of Easons Bookshops in Ireland, recently stepped down as President of the EIBF.

Outgoing president of the European and International Booksellers Federation John McNamee discusses interoperability for ebooks, VAT, and offers advice for future survival in the book biz.

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Are Boys Not Reading Because of All Those Women in Publishing?

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Are boys are being deterred from reading because the gatekeepers to children’s literature are mostly women, asks an author for The Times of London.

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Thai Publishers Using Social Media to Find Readers & Writers

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The Bangkok Post looks at how Thai publishers are leveraging social media and online video to promote titles to younger readers and reach a wider potential audience.

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Is Norway Paradise for Publishers?

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Norway’s oil wealth and commitment to education offers unparalleled opportunities for publishers and writers alike, argues The New Republic.

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Where’s the African Chick-Lit?

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Several African publishers are looking to plug a gap in the much-in-demand market for chick lit among African readers.

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The London Book Fair: Where Word-of-Mouth Reigns

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Prior to the opening of the London Book Fair, Ed Nawotka wonders why in the digital age such events still exist? The answer is easy: word-of-mouth.

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Scribd’s Andrew Weinstein on Bookshops, Territorial Rights and…Scribd

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Andrew Weinstein, the new VP of Content Acquisition at ebook subscription service Scribd discusses the role of bookstores, territorial rights and content.

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Russian Government Considers Support for Bookselling

Putin believes the decrease in interest in reading may corrupt Russian society.

The decrease in reading in Russia has alarmed government officials, who are considering various proposals to support bookselling and the promotion of reading.

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Should UK Children’s Books Be Non Gender-Specific?

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The Guardian reports that a UK campaign to stop children’s books being labeled for boys or for girls is gaining support in the publishing community.

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