Trends come and go, but “If someone reads a trash novel, they won’t move on to Dostoevsky,” says Russian publisher Vadim Mescheryakov.
Personal Creations show how long it takes kids to read classic books, from Clifford the Big Red Dog to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
A new survey showed that Russian readers preferred printed books over eBooks by 49% to 9%, though 37% surveyed said “that they do not read books at all.”
A new study by the National Literacy Trust in the UK reveals that among students studying for their GCSEs, girls are more likely to read online than boys.
A panel at the IDPF Digital Book Conference this Wednesday asks, is Amazon good for readers? Tell us what you think.
Buenos Aires, with 2.8 million people, has 734 bookstores, or 25 for every 100,000 people — the highest per capita in the world.
The Italian Publishers Association has produced a song praising the ‘lives of a book’ for a reading promotion, with revenues going to the visually impaired.
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.