*+-In honor of World Book Day, the International Publishers Association has an infographic on how much children should read and why literacy is important.
*+-VIDA’s annual survey of literary publications found that book reviewing and literary coverage is still dominated by men.
*+-‘We are finally shedding archaic typographic rules, and technology now allows emotion to return to printed text,’ argues Anthony Franco of EffectiveUI.
*+-‘Writing translated from other languages makes you see things differently,’ says UK translator Daniel Hahn who will mine the Bologna Book Fair for gems.
*+-Nine out of ten French read books last year and on average people read 16 books a year: 14 in print, 2 digital. Still, the French see room for improvement.
*+-When it comes to catering to Millennials, Total BooX believes that eliminating the friction in the traditional ebook purchasing process is key.
*+-A new survey by the NEA reveals that a mere 54% of Americans read any kind of book last year, print or digital.
*+-The Daily Beast talks with Judith Gurewich about why translations are not popular in the US. Her answer: “America is a puzzle of very complicated groups.”
*+-Thad McIlroy offers some statistics and key data on smartphones and tablets to help book publishers figure out how to address mobile technology.
*+-The Times of India recently examined the problems facing Hindi pulp fiction in the era of ebooks, which may be killing off cheap pocket editions.