Marina Kameneva, head of Russia’s largest bookstore chain, Moscow Books, on the number of bookstores, book sales, and readers in Russia today.
The New York Public Library is testing Instagram users’ interest in long-form reading with newly designed and developed ‘Insta Novels.’
New research published in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture shows that less than 20 percent of US teens reported reading for pleasure.
‘The main barriers to reading books in Lithuania are the lack of time and the lack of interest.’ In a handsomely forthright assessment, the Lithuanian Publishers Association looks at its challenges.
The Authors Guild releases a letter sent to the president of a South Carolina police association: ‘Attempts at censorship by law enforcement organizations cannot be tolerated in a democracy.’
Casa del Lector is a community space in Madrid that hosts events for the public and families with the goal of promoting building reading habits.
‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas and ‘All American Boys’ by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely have been challenged on a high school summer reading list by police and other supporters.
Facing what he calls Romania’s ‘extremely shameful record’ in literacy and book culture, Bucharest MP Ovidiu Raeţchi is talking up his ‘Pact for Books’ aimed at boosting book sales.
‘Your competitors like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Audible,’ publishers will hear this year at BookExpo and the rival rights fair, ‘are more than willing to fill the gap.’
With what’s described as a waning summer-reading habit since the end of the Soviet era, Russian government officials say they’re working on a new program to promote vacation reading both for youngsters and adults this year.