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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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.
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.
A panel at Digital Book World last week offered several insights on how ebook platforms are analyzing user data and what they have discovered.
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.
A vigorous program is in place to enhance the literary life of Qatar, including strong investment in the National Library and support for publishers.
Blogger Ann Morgan read 197 books—one from each UN recognized nation plus Taiwan—and her work has now been compiled into a new book to be published in May.
After visiting Brazil over the holidays, you might wonder when it comes to beach reading in such a beautiful place, why bother?