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

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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

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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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How Qatari Literary Life is Growing and Sprouting Branches

Claudia Lux, Project Director of Qatart National Libhrary.

A vigorous program is in place to enhance the literary life of Qatar, including strong investment in the National Library and support for publishers.

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Books That Get Us Excited: The World Between Two Covers

The World Between Two Covers

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.

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Holiday Beach Reading in Brazil? Why Bother?

Edward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief, Publishing Perspectives

After visiting Brazil over the holidays, you might wonder when it comes to beach reading in such a beautiful place, why bother?

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