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Why Reading Translated Kids’ Books Makes a Difference

Daniel Hahn

‘Writing translated from other languages makes you see things differently,’ says UK translator Daniel Hahn who will mine the Bologna Book Fair for gems.

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Study Reveals the Relationship Between the French and Reading

Centre National du Livre

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.

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Total BooX: Ebooks for the Way the 21st-Century Reader Reads

Yoav Lorch

When it comes to catering to Millennials, Total BooX believes that eliminating the friction in the traditional ebook purchasing process is key.

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Just 54% of Americans Read a Book Last Year, says NEA

man reading a book

A new survey by the NEA reveals that a mere 54% of Americans read any kind of book last year, print or digital.

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Judith Gurewich on Why Americans Don’t Read Translated Fiction

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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.”

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The Mobile Story for Publishers: Told in Key Stats

Thad McIlroy

Thad McIlroy offers some statistics and key data on smartphones and tablets to help book publishers figure out how to address mobile technology.

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HarperCollins India Tries To Save Hindi Pulp Fiction

Jo Lare Deen Ke Het

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.

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Jaipur BookMark Estimates Indian Publishing Worth $20 Billion

Jaipur BookMark

Organizers of the Jaipur BookMark estimate the Indian book market is worth $20 billion, while noting that ebook sales were down 20% this past year.

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Ebook Platforms Know What, When and How You Read

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A panel at Digital Book World last week offered several insights on how ebook platforms are analyzing user data and what they have discovered.

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Oui, French Readers are Just as E-Trashy as Everyone Else

France

French readers like many trashy books just as much everyone else; Americans are the most unlikely to finish a book…and more insights from e-book pros.

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